Site Templates in SharePoint 2010

When creating a new Site Collection within SharePoint 2010, there are a bunch of Site Templates that can be selected. 

The following is a list of the “out of the box” site templates – when using the BETA of SharePoint 2010 – might change (probably will) with future updates & releases.


Collaboration

Site Template

Description

Team Site A site for teams to quickly organize, author, and share information. It provides a document library, and lists for managing announcements, calendar items, tasks, and discussions.
Blank Site A blank site for you to customize based on your requirements.
Document Workspace A site for colleagues to work together on a document. It provides a document library for storing the primary document and supporting files, a tasks list for assigning to-do items, and a links list for resources related to the document.
Blog

A site for a person or team to post ideas, observations, and expertise that site visitors can comment on. 

Group Work Site This template provides a groupware solution that enables teams to create, organize, and share information quickly and easily. It includes Group Calendar, Circulation, Phone-Call Memo, the Document Library and the other basic lists.
Visio Process Repository

A site for teams to quickly view, share, and store Visio process diagrams. It provides a versioned document library for storing process diagrams, and lists for managing announcements, tasks, and review discussions.

 

Meetings

Site Template

Description

Basic Meeting Workspace A site to plan, organize, and capture the results of a meeting. It provides lists for managing the agenda, meeting attendees, and documents.
Blank Meeting Site A blank meeting site for you to customize based on your requirements.
Decision Meeting Workspace A site for meetings that track status or make decisions. It provides lists for creating tasks, storing documents, and recording decisions.
Social Meeting Workspace A site to plan social occasions. It provides lists for tracking attendees, providing directions, and storing pictures of the event. 
Multipage Meeting Workspace A site to plan, organize, and capture the results of a meeting. It provides lists for managing the agenda and meeting attendees in addition to two blank pages for you to customize based on your requirements

 

Enterprise

Site Template

Description

Document Center A site to centrally manage documents in your enterprise.
Records Center This template creates a site designed for records management. Records managers can configure the routing table to direct incoming files to specific locations. The site also lets you manage whether records can be deleted or modified after they are added to the repository.
Business Intelligence Center A site for presenting Business Intelligence Center.
Enterprise Search Center A site for delivering the search experience. The welcome page includes a search box with two tabs: one for general searches, and another for searches for information about people. You can add and customize tabs to focus on other search scopes or result types.
My Site Host A site used for hosting personal sites (My Sites) and the public People Profile page. This template needs to be provisioned only once per User Profile Service Application, please consult the documentation for details.
Basic Search Center A site for delivering the search experience. The site includes pages for search results and advanced searches.
FAST Search Center A site for delivering the FAST search experience. The welcome page includes a search box with two tabs: one for general searches, and another for searches for information about people. You can add and customize tabs to focus on other search scopes or result types. 

 

Publishing

Site Template

Description

Publishing Portal A starter site hierarchy for an Internet-facing site or a large intranet portal. This site can be customized easily with distinctive branding. It includes a home page, a sample press releases subsite, a Search Center, and a login page. Typically, this site has many more readers than contributors, and it is used to publish Web pages with approval workflows.
Enterprise Wiki A site for publishing knowledge that you capture and want to share across the enterprise. It provides an easy content editing experience in a single location for co-authoring content, discussions, and project management.

 

Custom

Site Template

Description

< Select template later… > Create an empty site and pick a template for the site at a later time.

 

** I’ve only tried out a few of these so far, including the “Team Site” and also “Publishing” – but there is a LOT of functionality around SEARCH – including “FAST” search experience.

The installation of other functions such as “Project Server (EPM) will most likely add more items to this list.

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7 thoughts on “Site Templates in SharePoint 2010

  1. May sound like a stupid question but where do I find all these templates? I downloaded 2010 foundation and installed as a standalone but the list of templates when trying to create a new site is VERY limited…what am I missing?

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    If my colleagues and I build site collections for our teams using out-of-the-box templates, what happens when there is a company-wide requirement for a change of template?

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