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Site Collection vs Application Pool

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 01, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

As someone new to SP admin I am having trouble understanding the difference between "site collections"and "application pools."

Can anyone give some guidance in plain English rather than MS speak?

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