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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook by Ed Musters

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Exploring Content Types and Site Columns

First let us look "behind the scenes" on a Contact List to discover how Microsoft put this list together with Site Columns and Content Types.

Getting ready

First, we need to create a site collection for this chapter:

  1. Go to Central Administration and click on the link for Create Site Collections.
  2. Ensure the correct web application is selected. Enter Chapter 2 for the title and Chapter2 in the textbox for the URL.
  3. Leave the Template Selection defaulted to Team Site, and enter administrator for the Primary Site Collection Administrator.
  4. Leave all other options at their default values. Scroll to the bottom and click on Ok.
  5. When the screen Top Level Site Successfully Created appears, click on the link provided. Bookmark ...

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