Default Lists & Libraries Available
The following table shows all of the lists & libraries that the site owners can typically create on their site
Create a document library when you have a collection of documents or other files that you want to share.Â Document libraries support features such as folders, versioning, and check out.
Create a form library when you have XML-based business forms, such as status reports or purchase orders, that you want to manage. These libraries require a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible XML editor, such as Microsoft Office InfoPath.
Wiki Page Library
Create a Wiki page library when you want to have an interconnected collection of Wiki pages. Wiki page libraries support pictures, tables, hyperlinks, and wiki linking.
Create a picture library when you have pictures you want to share. Picture libraries provide special features for managing and displaying pictures, such as thumbnails, download options, and a slide show.
Data Connection Library
Create a Data Connection Library to make it easy to share files that contain information about external data connections.
Translation Management Library
Create a translation management library when you want to create documents in multiple languages and manage translation tasks. Translation management libraries include a workflow to manage the translation process and provide sub-folders, file versioning, and check-in/check-out.
Not on My Site
Create a slide library when you want to share slides from Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or a compatible application. Slide libraries also provide special features for finding, managing, and reusing slides.
Create an announcements list when you want a place to share news, status, and other short bits of information.
Create a contacts list when you want to manage information about people that your team works with such as customers or partners. You can share information between your contacts list and Windows SharePoint Services-compatible contacts programs.
Create a discussion board when you want to provide a place for newsgroup-style discussions. Discussion boards provide features for managing discussion threads and ensuring that only approved posts appear.
Create a links list when you have links to Web pages or other resources that you want to share.
Create a calendar list when you want a calendar-based view of upcoming meetings, deadlines, and other important events. You can share information between your calendar list and Windows SharePoint Services-compatible events programs.
Create a tasks list when you want to track a group of work items that you or your team needs to complete.
Create a project tasks list when you want a graphical view (a Gantt Chart) on a group of work items that you or your team needs to complete.
Create an issue tracking list when you want to manage a set of issues or problems. You can assign, prioritize, and follow the progress of issues from start to finish.
Create a survey when you want to poll other Web site users. Surveys provide features that allow you to quickly create questions and define how users specify their answers.
Create a custom list when you want to specify your own columns. The list opens as a Web page and lets you add or edit items one at a time.
Custom List in Datasheet View
Create a custom list when you want to specify your own columns. The list opens in a spreadsheet-like environment for convenient data entry, editing, and formatting. It requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible list datasheet control and ActiveX control support.
Languages and Translators
Create the list of languages for which the Translation Management workflow will assign translation tasks. You can also specify the translators for each language.
Import a spreadsheet when you want to create a list that has the same columns and contents as an existing spreadsheet. Importing a spreadsheet requires a spreadsheet application compatible with Windows SharePoint Services.
Create a basic page when you want to add a simple Web page to this site. You can modify the page by adding text, pictures, and tables using your Web browser.
Web Part Page
Create a Web Part Page when you want to add a Web page to this site that displays one or more Web Parts. Web Parts provide an easy way to build powerful Web pages that can show you information ranging from a view of a list in the current site to the latest data from Web Services.
Sites and Workspaces
The following table shows all of the types of sub sites that a site administrator can typically create on their 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.
A blank site for you to customize based on your requirements.
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.
A blog site for a person or team to post ideas, observations, and expertise that site visitors can comment on.
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
It is a site to plan, organize, and capture the results of a meeting. It provides lists for managing the agenda, meeting attendees, and documents.
A blank meeting site for you to customize based on your requirements.
A site for meetings that track status or make decisions. It provides lists for creating tasks, storing documents, and recording decisions.
A site to plan social occasions. It provides lists for tracking attendees, providing directions, and storing pictures of the event.
It’s 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.
A site to centrally manage documents in your enterprise.
Not on MySite
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.
A site for delivering personalized views, data, and navigation from this site collection into My Site. It includes personalization specific Web Parts and navigation that is optimized for My Site sites.
Sub site only
A site for listing and categorizing important sites in your organization. It includes different views for categorized sites, top sites, and a site map.
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.
A site for delivering the search experience. The site includes pages for search results and advanced searches.
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.
Site collection only
A site for publishing news articles and links to news articles. It includes a sample news page and an archive for storing older news items.
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
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.
The following table shows all of the web parts that a site designer can typically add to their site
Requires enterprise license and CALs
Business Data Actions
Display a list of actions from the Business Data Catalog.
Business Data Actions Web Part
Business Data Related List
Display a list of items related to one or more parent items from a data source in the Business Data Catalog.
Business Data Association Web Part
Business Data Item
Display one item from a data source in the Business Data Catalog.
Business Data Details Web Part
Business Data Item Builder
Creates a Business Data item from parameters in the query string and provides it to other web parts. This web part is only used on Business Data profile pages.
Business Data List
Display a list of items from a data source in the Business Data Catalog.
Business Data List Web Part
IView Web Part
Displays iViews from SAP portal servers.
WSRP Consumer Web Part
Displays portlets from web sites using WSRP 1.1.
WSRP Consumer Web Part
Displays a list of your colleagues and their recent changes.
Shows the links to colleagues the user has shared with you
Get Started with My Site
Links to various hints and tips about the usage of the My Site.
welcome web part
In Common Between Us
Shows what is in common between you and the user
Displays your site and distribution list memberships.
Use to display your links
Displays pictures from your pictures library, with an option to view as a slide show.
My SharePoint Sites
Use to display documents authored by you on sites where you are a member and sites of your choice.
Displays sites created under your My Site.
Recent Blog Posts
The most recent blog posts for the user
Latest Blog Posts Public
Use to display documents authored by the user where the user is a site member.
Use to display sites of your choice.
Displays the details of a single status indicator. Status indicators display an important measure for an organization and may be obtained from other data sources including SharePoint lists, Excel workbooks, and SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services KPIs.
Indicator Web Part
Key Performance Indicators
Shows a list of status indicators. Status indicators display important measures for your organization, and show how your organization is performing with respect to your goals.
KPI List Web Part
I need to….
Displays tasks and tools from a list
Tasks And Tools
Renders RSS Feed
This Week in Pictures
Displays one image from an Image Library and links to a slide show where users can see all of the images in the Image Library.
This Week In Pictures
Require enterprise license and CALs
Filter the contents of web parts using a list of values entered by the page author.
Authored List Filter
Business Data Catalog Filter
Filter the contents of web parts using a list of values from the Business Data Catalog.
Business Data Filter
Filter the contents of web parts by allowing users to enter or pick a date.
SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services Filter
Filter the contents of web parts using a list of values from SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services cubes.
Page Field Filter
Filter the contents of web parts using information about the current page.
Page Context Filter
Query String (URL) Filter
Filter the contents of web parts using values passed via the query string.
Query String Filter
SharePoint List Filter
Filter the contents of web parts by using a list of values from a Office SharePoint Server list.
Filter the contents of web parts by allowing users to enter a text value.
Current User Filter
Filter the contents of web parts by using properties of the current page.
User Context Filter
Use to display details about a contact for this page or site
Outlook Web Access
Connects to Microsoft Exchange Server
Displays your calendar using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later.
Displays your contacts using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later.
Displays your inbox using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later.
My Mail Folder
Displays your mail folder using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2000.
Displays your tasks using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later.
Search web parts are used to construct custom search query input areas and custom search results pages. They could be useful for users to learn about these web parts, or for users to construct specialized search pages for their own use and possibly the benefit of others.
Advanced Search Box
Used for parameterized searches based on properties and combinations of words.
Advanced Search box
People Search Box
Used to search people.
People Search Core Results
This web part displays the people search results and the properties associated with them.
Search Action Links
Web part to display the search action links.
Search Best Bets
Web part to display the special term and high confidence results.
Used to search document and items.
Search Core Results
This web part displays the search results and the properties associated with them.
Search High Confidence Results
Displays keywords, best bets and high confidence results.
Search High Confidence
Display links for navigating pages containing search results.
Displays the search statistics such as the number of results shown on the current page, total number of results and time taken to perform the search.
This web part displays the "Did you mean" feature for the search terms.
Site Directory web parts are used to construct custom Site Directory pages.Â They could be useful for users to learn about these web parts, or for users to construct specialized directories for their own use and possibly the benefit of others.
Sites in Category
Displays sites in the Site Directory
Category Results Web Part
Displays categories from the Site Directory
Category Web Part
Display the top sites from Site Directory
Top Sites Web Part
Default Site Actions available
The following table shows all of the actions that the owner of a MySite can typically perform on their site.
The method for configuring which actions can or can’t be performed by the site owner is to change their permission levels… each permission level controls the ability to perform some set of actions (see the Permissions Matrix). Therefore the granularity of what actions can be customized is set in advance. You may not be able to get the exact combination you think you need.
Users and Permissions
People and Groups
View and manage all people for this site collection
Site collection administrators
Add and remove site collection administrators
Assign permission levels to users and groups. This is a top-level Web site.
Look and Feel
Title, description and icon
Change the site’s title, description or icon.
Manage this site's left navigation panel,
Change the fonts and color scheme for your site.
Top link bar
Specify the links that appear in the top link bar of the site,
Change the links and headings in the Quick Launch.
Save site as template
Save your Web site as a site template. Users can create new subsites on this MySite from this template.
Reset to site definition
Remove all customizations from a page….you can reset a single page within your site to use the version of the page included in the site definition, or you can reset all pages
Store master pages. The master pages in this gallery are available to this site and any sites underneath it
Site content types
Create and manage content types declared on this site and all parent sites (a MySite has no parent site). Content types visible on this page are available for use on this site and its subsites.
Manage columns on this site and all parent sites (a MySite has no parent site)
Make a template available for use in Web site creation by adding it to this gallery. The templates in this gallery are available to this site and all sites under it.
Make a template available for use in list creation by adding it to this gallery. The templates in this gallery are available to this site and all sites under it.
Use this Web Part Gallery to store and retrieve Web Parts. The Web Parts in this gallery are available to this site and all sites under it.
View workflows in the current site collection
Set regional settings such as the locale and time zone
Site libraries and lists
Change the design of a list, document library, discussion board, or survey
Site usage report
View a detailed usage report for this Web site. The report does not include data for sites under this Web site
Manage alerts for users on this site
Enable/disable RSS feeds for this site collection
Manage this site's search visibility settings
Sites and workspaces
Shows all the sites you have access to below this Web site. To create a new site, click Create below.
Enable and/or disable features on this site (root web or subsite within MySite)
Delete this site
Delete this MySite and all subsites that it may contain
Site Collection Administration
Enable custom scopes (include scopes managed at this site or by shared service provider) and set search results page
View and manage search scopes for this MySite
Add & manage keywords that will provide targeted search results on this MySite
Restore items that users have deleted from this site or to empty deleted items
View summary information on how this site collection is being used
Storage space allocation
View storage being used on this MySite.Â Allow deletion of items taking too much space from this page.
Site collection features
Enable and/or disable features on this MySite site collection
View all subsites that have been created under this MySite
Portal site connection
Set the URL of a portal that this MySite should be associated with.
Site collection audit settings
Specify the events that should be audited in this MySite
Site collection policies
Create and modify information management policies (expiration, auditing, etc.) on this MySite.
- cheers, PH
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