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2. We are just going to place the site collection at the root of the URL, so keep the default
selection for the Web Site address.
FIGURE 3.47
The Title and
Description, Web
Site Address, and
Template Selection
settings for
creating a site collection
WHAT’S SITES GOT TO DO WITH IT?
In this case, http://servername/sites is considered a managed path and allows you to configure
a logical address structure for site collections within a web application that are not going to be at the
root of the URL . As you can imagine, you can configure additional managed paths. Because this is the
first site collection, you don’t need to worr y about hav ing a unique address. But if there were another
site collection added to this web application (and there can be many if you’d like), it would need to
use a different URL path, because the root would be taken. It’s at that time that creating managed
paths becomes more relevant. Managed paths will be covered more deeply in Chapter 10.
The next section is Template Selection. It is here that you can choose to apply one of the
pre-made site templates that SharePoint has available for you. There are three tabs
organizing the available options. The templates offer standard samples of lists, libraries, and
web parts that you might want to have on a site, based on what the site is for. The tabs are
arranged by the purpose of the templates. Under Collaboration are the standard Team
Site template, as well as Blog, Document Workspace, and Group Work (a new addition to
the templates explored in Chapter 9, “Sites, Subsites, and Workspaces”); under Meeting
are templates that use a different site definition than the collaboration templates and
 
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