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MOSS 2007 Templates

I needed to have a quick reference guide to the different templates in MOSS 2007 and what each one is for. So here it is.

Template Category Template Name Description
Collaboration 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.
Wiki Site
A site for a community to brainstorm and share ideas. It provides Web pages that can be quickly edited to record information and then linked together through keywords
Collaboration Blog
A site for a person or team to post ideas, observations, and expertise that site visitors can comment on.
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 Workspace
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.
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 prevents records from being modified after they are added to the repository.
Site Directory
A site for listing and categorizing important sites in your organization. It includes different views for categorized sites, top sites, and a site map.
Report Center
A site for creating, managing, and delivering Web pages, dashboards, and key performance indicators that communicate metrics, goals, and business intelligence information.
Search Center With Tabs
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 Shared Service Provider, please consult the documentation for details.
Search Center
A site for delivering the search experience. The site includes pages for search results and advanced searches.
Collaboration Portal
A starter site hierarchy for an intranet divisional portal. It includes a home page, a News site, a Site Directory, a Document Center, and a Search Center with Tabs. Typically, this site has nearly as many contributors as readers and is used to host team sites.
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.


Thank You for sharing small description about many templates. I just want to say that it is quite informative post and am able to learn lot of things from it. Cheers to you :-)

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