While “the WOW starts now” for Windows Vista and Office, we are making quite a bit of a “WOW” ourselves in SharePoint land. In addition to the just announced availability of 20 of the 40 Application Templates for WSS 3.0, we’re very pleased to announce that 2 of the 7 Roled-Based Templates for MOSS My Sites are also available for public download:
· Sales Account ManagerThe Sales Account Manager template helps managers streamline the process of analysis of sales and opportunity information for their overall decision making. The template assists in customer account tracking against a set of performance metrics, such as quarterly revenue, growth and opportunity. It also provides a graphical view of the geographical distribution of product sales and opportunities. The objective of this Role-Based My Site Template is to help the Sales Manager attain their goals of customer satisfaction and revenue augmentation.
· Controller/Financial AnalystThe Controller / Financial Analyst template helps Controllers to automate the process of analyzing financial data and information, helping them in their overall decision making process. The template assists in tracking top performing products and opportunities at different geography levels. It also provides a graphical view of product sales and revenue. The objective design of this Role-Based My Site Template is to help the Controller achieve their goals of communicating overall corporate performance, budget and future growth projection to the management, investors and other stakeholders.
I’m sure that many of you have wondered, “Why aren’t there any cool (and free) templates for SharePoint Server?” Well, you can expect 7 Role-Based Templates to be eventually released for MOSS 2007, and we would love to get your feedback on any MOSS specific templates that might be useful to a broad set of end-users. Just leave a comment.