Application Templates are out-of-box custom scenarios for the Windows SharePoint Services platform, tailored to address the needs and requirements of specific business processes or sets of tasks in organizations of any size.
Microsoft will release a new set of 40 application templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Some of the previous scenarios, such as Help Desk, Project Site, Knowledge Base and the Employee/HR templates will be improved to incorporate and highlight new capabilities in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. New scenarios will also be added to address specific customer needs and business requirements.
While Application Templates can be used to solve particular business needs, they can also provide a starting point for partners and developers looking to build deeper Windows SharePoint Services solutions. The new templates will make use of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 capabilities and be compatible with Office SharePoint Designer 2007 to help make customization easier.
40 New Application Templates*
Forty new Application Templates are coming soon for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Twenty of the templates will be “site admin templates” and available in English only. These templates will be easy for site administrators to install in a template gallery without requiring server administration access.
The remaining twenty will be “server admin templates” and available in eleven languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, and Hebrew). These will be created as site definitions, providing tighter integration and enhanced functionality within the Windows SharePoint Services platform. They will require a server administrator to install.
*List of Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 subject to change.
Upgrades: Microsoft will release tools and guidance to help customers upgrade from some of the previous Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 to run on the new Version 3.0 platform. Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 are not backwards-compatible with Version 2.0.
Multi-Language Server Admin Templates
Absence Request and Vacation Schedule Management
Budgeting and Tracking Multiple Projects
Change Request Management
Compliance Process Support Site
Document Library and Review
Expense Reimbursement and Approval Site
IT Team Workspace
Job Requisition and Interview Management
Physical Asset Tracking and Management
Project Tracking Workspace
Room and Equipment Reservations
Sales Lead Pipeline
English Only Site Admin Templates
Board of Directors
Clinical Trial Initiation and Management
Competitive Differentiation Site
Emergency Management for Government Agencies
Employee Activities Site
Employee Self-Service Benefits
Employee Training Scheduling and Materials
Manufacturing Process Management
Marketing Campaign Planning and Execution
New Product Development
New Store Opening
Product Portfolio and Profitability Management
Request for Proposal
Team Work Site
Vendor Performance Rating