Application templates are out-of-the-box custom scenarios tailored to address the needs and requirements of specific business processes or sets of tasks in organizations of any size. They can be applied to a task, such as managing a help desk or tracking a marketing campaign, to easily create a dedicated web-based application for a more efficient and effective way of working.
While application templates can be used to solve particular business needs, they also provide a starting point for partners and developers looking to build deeper SharePoint-based solutions. The templates make use of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 capabilities and are compatible with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 to help make customization easier.
Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 are broken down into two groups, site admin templates and server admin templates, to provide different levels of integration with the platform and ease-of-deployment within an organization.
Site admin templates are custom templates that are easy for any SharePoint site administrator to install into the template gallery without requiring server administration access. Simply download and plug into a SharePoint site.
Server admin templates 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.
Site Admin Templates
Board of Directors
Business Performance Reporting
Case Management for Government Agencies
Clinical Trial Initiation and Management
Competitive Analysis Site
Disputed Invoice Management
Employee Activities Site
Employee Self-Service Benefits
Employee Training Scheduling and Materials
Integrated Marketing Campaign Tracking
Manufacturing Process Management
New Store Opening
Product and Marketing Requirements Planning
Request for Proposal
Team Work Site
See more information http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sharepoint/wssapps/templates/default.mspx
Thanks for the info - I notice some of the templates ignore the date/time settings (especially on workflows) and if you delete a site it removed the Home Owner and Home Members security groups.
Any chance you could drop me an email with a bit more info?