Application and Role-based Templates: Business Design and Technical Configuration

Two white papers have recently been published that provide much deeper perspective on the Fantastic 40 templates available for SharePoint 2007.  These papers describe how to extend the templates. Of specific interest may be in the details for configuring BDC and KPI web parts, and the use of SPD.

Windows SharePoint Services Document: Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Under the Hood

SharePoint Server 2007 Document: Role-Based Templates for SharePoint My Sites — Under the Hood