WSS v3 Templates: not just one, but all!

As you may be aware that, Microsoft SharePoint Team blog, have announced the availability of GroupBoard Workspace 2007 – application template for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. It can be downloaded from their Office Online Japan (Direct Link to download, end of the post)

If you head over to Microsoft Application Templates page for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, none of the 40 Templates have been released yet. Infact GroupBoard Workspace 2007 does not even show up on the list.

These templates are going to be made available in early 2007. However, I have been exploring the following 20 templates, since last couple of days.

Multi-Language Server Admin Templates

  • Absence Request and Vacation Schedule Management
  • Budgeting and Tracking Multiple Projects
  • Bug Database
  • Call Center
  • Change Request Management
  • Compliance Process Support Site
  • Contacts Management
  • Document Library and Review
  • Event Planning
  • Expense Reimbursement and Approval Site
  • Help Desk
  • Inventory Tracking
  • IT Team Workspace
  • Job Requisition and Interview Management
  • Knowledge Base
  • Lending Library
  • Physical Asset Tracking and Management
  • Project Tracking Workspace
  • Room and Equipment Reservations
  • Sales Lead Pipeline

This is the screenshot of Call Center Template

You can too! Get yourself an account at WebCentral’s Trial SharePoint site and get started! It is a three month trial of SharePoint 2007! It is free! So go ahead and grab yourself a site. Here you will be able to ‘play’ with the 20 templates that I have listed above!

This offer ends 1 March, 2007.

Links:

GroupBoard Workspace 2007 Template

Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog

Free Trial SharePoint

Templates on Trial SharePoint

Since you can save these templates as stp files, I am going to save the template and try it on my server at home tonight. Will keep you posted.

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23 Replies to “WSS v3 Templates: not just one, but all!”

  1. I am going to do that tonight. I have had no chance this week 🙂
    Certainly tonight. Will keep you posted.
    You cannot login completely or is it that you cannot save the stp files?
    Cheers!
    Alpesh

  2. The credentials sent by Trialsharepoint do not allow access to the trial site! Have you managed to actually get access let alone create stp files?

  3. Absolutely. I have got access. You can see that from the screenshot. Tonite, I managed to get stp files as well. Generally it takes about 24 hours for site access. However, given its weekend, you may not get access for anoterh couple of days – since most businesses and services are going to operate on minimal staff in following week.

  4. It has been five days for me and I still do not have access. I have contacted tech support but not have heard back from them yet. Has anyone else had any luck with this yet? Thanks!

  5. Hi All,
    I registered for another account. I did receive an email immediately. However, I do not have access as some of you. I believe they would be approving the accounts before they are active. This is probably to do with spammers!
    Well, as I did mention above, maybe this won’t happen before Jan 2, 2007 🙂

  6. Well I still dont have access, so I am hoping it will kick in on Jan 2nd. Did anyone have luck loging in and saving the templates yet?

  7. I signed up for a free 30 day trial at crystal tech and they seem to have a bunch of the new templates. That said, while I can save them to STP files, I can’t get them to work on my site. I think it deals with all the Site Features that go along with the templates.

  8. Hi All,
    @Mile: That’s good to know about crystal tech.
    @Chadd: Yes, I am sure it should be operational soon. Yes, I did download the templates, but haven’t tried them on my server as yet. If Mile is right, then we might have to wait until new templates are released officially.

  9. Hi All
    Happy New Year!

    Ok, I still have no access to this site. I might give them a call tomorrow, if I don’t see any changes by tonite.

    Keep you all posted.
    Cheers!
    Alpesh

  10. I also can still not gain access. Keep us posted as to how your tech support call goes and if you have any luck. Thanks

  11. Hi All,
    @Chadd: I have just got off the phone with the tech and he cannot logon on too! He reset the password and tried it and still could not logon! 🙂 It has been escalated. Will keep ya posted!

    Cheers!
    Alpesh

  12. Ok well I guess that is good news for us (as long as they can fix the problem). Thanks in advance for keeping me posted on how things play out for us.

  13. Hi All,

    Ok finally, I got through. I suggest you guys visit Webcentral.com.au website. On top right, you will find mission control.
    Log a job there, using same credentials.
    Let me know how it goes?

    Cheers!
    Alpesh

  14. Hi guys,

    Sorry about the logon issue. All sorted now.

    The fun of Sharepoint in active directory account creation mode!

    for the record.. damn templates!

    Cheers
    Jorke

  15. Hi Jorke,

    Thanks for the update. These templates will not work with WSSv3. Is that correct?
    We need to have SharePoint 2007 setup to use these templates?

    Cheers!
    Alpesh

  16. So at this point you are able to log in and access the new templates though? Thanks in advance for the information.

  17. Hi All!
    @Chadd: Yes. I was able to logon. The templates do not work with WSS Installation.
    If I get around to doing a SP2007 Server installation, I will try to install the templates.
    Cheers!
    Alpesh

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