20 of the "Fantastic/Fabulous 40" Application Templates and "Shared Hosting Solutions" whitepaper for WSS 3.0 now available!

The SharePoint Team reports the availability of the new SharePoint Application Templates. For free ofcourse … Also cool, you can testdrive them through some hosted solution …

   The 20 Site Admin templates are now available for public download via the links below:

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 ShareP
oint site. The other 20 (Server Admin) templates are scheduled to be available within the next 4-6 weeks. More information about all of the application templates is

Update: Read-only demo sites created with the 20 Site Admin templates are available at:

·         http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/sharepoint/templates (U.S.)

·         http://www.wssdemo.com/application (Australia)

In addition, we have published the “Creating Shared Hosting Solutions on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0” whitepaper based on the lessons learned from the Hosted Application Templates for SharePoint (HATS) pilot that was conducted over the past several months with more than a dozen international hosting partners, some of whom are listed at

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Link to 20 of the “Fantastic/Fabulous 40” Application Templates and “Shared Hosting Solutions” whitepaper for WSS 3.0 now available!