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Beginning SharePoint® 2010 Administration™: Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 by Christian Ståhl, Göran Husman

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Chapter 2. Building SharePoint Foundation Sites

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Differences Between SharePoint Foundation Sites and SharePoint Server Sites

  • Understanding Site Templates

  • Managing Permissions for Sites, Lists, and Items

  • Changing Site Layouts Using a Web Browser

  • Managing Blog Sites

  • Working with Site Content

Chapter 1 offered an overview of SharePoint and its features. You learned that there are basically two editions: SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server. SharePoint Foundation is the base edition that offers an excellent platform for collaboration and sharing information. SharePoint Server extends this platform with a lot of new and enhanced functionality, which makes SharePoint Server a great choice for building any type of web-based solution; for example intranet, extranet, and Internet sites, plus advanced document management, content management, business intelligence solutions, and more.

This chapter discusses the basic structure and building blocks of SharePoint 2010. It focuses on what you can do with a standard SharePoint Foundation server. Keep in mind that even if you run your environment based on SharePoint Server, everything described in this chapter will also be true for this SharePoint Server environment, so make sure to read this chapter carefully.

Before you read this chapter and try out the steps described, there are a few things you need. You will need to have two demo user accounts set up in the Active Directory (AD) for Anna and Malin, who also ...

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