It is quite common that SharePoint hosting plans for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hosting include ready-to-use free SharePoint templates for business situations, for example, such as Classroom Management. These SharePoint hosting templates capture common functionalities, roles, and requirements of specific business processes or sets of tasks in groups and organizations. They can be applied to common business tasks, such as managing a help desk or expense reimbursement, to easily creating useful web-based applications. You can get basic Microsoft SharePoint hosting for $8+/month for unlimited users and with that package forty free SharePoint hosting templates for business that were developed by Microsoft. The Classroom Management application template, available free with typical SharePoint hosting packages, is helpful in allowing instructors and students to organize and store information related to a particular course or class. This SharePoint hosting site template includes document libraries to store class assignments and lecture notes. Other functionality included in the hosted SharePoint site is the capability for sharing calendars and announcements to enable communication from instructor to students. The SharePoint hosting templates are usually available free and are ready-to-use when one signs up for a basic SharePoint hosting plan. One can select site and workspace templates when setting up a new hosted SharePoint site via the Create page. The default templates that are included with SharePoint WSS 3.0 are arranged under two tabs in the Template Section area of the new SharePoint Site. The templates can be modified and saved under a different name. Thus, useful hosted SharePoint applications for your organization are available for use in less than half an hour.
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