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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint® 2010 Development in 24 Hours by Vinu Santhakumari, Manpreet Singh, Sohail Sayed

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Understanding and Working with Out of the Box Site Templates

You can create a variety of types of sites in SharePoint 2010 by selecting the various templates that come out of the box with SharePoint 2010. You might have already seen the various templates available when creating a site collection earlier. These templates are mainly classified under four categories: Collaboration, Meetings, Enterprise, and Publishing. This section looks at some commonly used site templates.

Team Site

The Team Site template is one of the most used templates in SharePoint. As the name suggests the site enables effective collaboration for a team. Like in a SharePoint 2007 team site, the SharePoint 2010 team site contains a Shared Documents library, Calendar list, ...

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