Create a document library when you have a collection of documents or other files that you want to share. 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.
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.
Create a report library to simplify the creation, management and delivery of web pages, documents and key performance indicators that communicate metrics, goals and business intelligence information.
Data Connection Library
Create a Data Connection Library to make it easy to share files that contain information about external data connections.
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 on a group of work items that you or your team needs to complete. You can open this list in Windows SharePoint Services-compatible programs.
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.
|Custom Lists |
||Custom List |
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 Spreadsheets |
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
|Web Pages |
||Basic Page |
Create a Basic Page when you want to add a simple Web page to the 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 |
Create a site or workspace when you want a new place for collaboration, communication, or content storage. For example, you might create a team site to work together on a new project, a blog site to post information and gather feedback, or a wiki site to record unstructured knowledge.
||Business Data Actions|
Display a list of actions from the Business Data Catalog.
|Business Data Item|
Display one item from a data source in the Business Data Catalog.
|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 Related List|
Display a list of items related to one or more parent items from a data source in the Business Data Catalog.
|Excel Web Access|
Use the Excel Web Access to interact with an Excel workbook as a Web page.
|IView Web Part|
Displays iViews from SAP portal servers.
|WSRP Consumer Web Part|
Displays portlets from web sites using WSRP 1.1.
Use to display sites of your choice.
||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.
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.
||Content Query Web Part|
Use to display a dynamic view of content from your site on a web page
|I need to...|
Displays tasks and tools from a list
Renders RSS Feed
|Summary Link Web Part|
Use to display links on your web page that can be grouped and styled and can be organized by dragging and dropping
|Table Of Contents Web Part|
Use to display the navigation hierarchy of your site on a web page
|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.
||Business Data Catalog Filter|
Filter the contents of web parts using a list of values from the Business Data Catalog.
Filter the contents of web parts using a list of values entered by the page author.
|Current User Filter|
Filter the contents of web parts by using properties of the current page.
Filter the contents of web parts by allowing users to enter or pick a date.
|Page Field Filter|
Filter the contents of web parts using information about the current page.
|Query String (URL) Filter|
Filter the contents of web parts using values passed via the query string.
|SharePoint List Filter|
Filter the contents of web parts by using a list of values from a Office SharePoint Server list.
|SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services Filter|
Filter the contents of web parts using a list of values from SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services cubes.
Filter the contents of web parts by allowing users to enter a text value.
Use to display details about a contact for this page or site
|Content Editor Web Part|
Use for formatted text, tables, and images.
|Form Web Part|
Use to connect simple form controls to other Web Parts.
|Image Web Part|
Use to display pictures and photos.
|Page Viewer Web Part|
Use to display linked content, such as files, folders, or Web pages. The linked content is isolated from other content on the Web Part Page.
Use this webpart to display documents that are relevant to the current user.
Use the Site Users Web Part to see a list of the site users and their online status.
Use this webpart to display tasks that are assigned to the current user.
|XML Web Part|
Use for XML, and XSL Transformation of the XML.
|Outlook Web Access |
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.
||Advanced Search Box|
Used for parameterized searches based on properties and combinations of words.
|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.
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 |
Displays categories from the Site Directory
|Sites in Category|
Displays sites in the Site Directory
Display the top sites from Site Directory