SharePoint 2010 Site Templates - dummies

By Vanessa L. Williams

Part of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

SharePoint 2010 provides a number of templates for creating new sites. Most organizations will decide for you which SharePoint templates you’re going to use; it’s usually either a Team Site template or a Publishing Site template. The other templates are specialized.

Product Available Site Templates Typical Usage Scenarios
SharePoint Foundation 2010 Team Site, Meeting Workspace, Blog More people contribute content than read it; also when you want
basic layouts
SharePoint Server 2010, Standard license; and SharePoint 2010
for Internet Sites, Standard
Publishing Portal Web content management sites, such as portals
Enterprise Wiki Collaborative sites with web content management
Document Center Sample template to demonstrate SharePoint’s document management
Basic and Enterprise Search Centers Site dedicated to displaying search results
My Site Host Site dedicated to hosting My Site
SharePoint Server 2010, Enterprise License*; and SharePoint
Server 2010 for Internet Sites, Enterprise
Records Center Used for managing document lifecycles
Performance Point Site Used for creating business intelligence dashboards
*Includes additional Web Parts and services to support
advanced enterprise requirements