SharePoint Template - Basic Meeting Workspace

This article describes the SharePoint 2010 basic meeting workspace… a SharePoint template intended to “[…] plan, organize, and capture the results of a meeting. It provides lists for managing the agenda, meeting attendees, and documents.”

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The basic meeting workspace site template is available for

  • SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010


Here are some screenshots where you can see how the basic meeting workspace looks like:

SharePoint template basic meeting workspace start page. Template lists and libraries. Add and manage pages.

Common tasks

If you need to do some common tasks as a site member or site owner please have a look at the following tasks including possible differences between SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010:

SharePoint template functionality

Here are some features of the basic meeting workspace:

  • You can add and manage pages.
  • On a page you can add recommended Web Parts like “Things to bring” which automatically creates a list in the background.
  • Properties of a page can’t be viewed or edited.
  • A page can be deleted.

Add additional functionality to the meeting workspace.

The following lists and libraries are created by default:

  • Document Library
  • Objectives
  • Attendees
  • Agenda

You can also create or connect to an existing meeting workspace from Outlook:

Create a meeting workspace from Outlook 2010. Delete the meeting workspace link from a meeting.

The link to the meeting workspace is included in the appointment and can be deleted.

The meeting workspace itself as SharePoint site will remain if the link is deleted.

Multi language

All of the meeting workspaces aren’t multilingual user interface (MUI) enabled: SharePoint language settings and regional settings.

SharePoint template development

If you want to use a custom design you can use Deploying Branding Solutions for SharePoint 2010 Sites Using Sandboxed Solutions to brand your basic meeting workspace.

You can also programmatically add recurring events to lists on multiple sites: How to: Add a Recurring Event to Lists on Multiple Sites.



The basic meeting workspace template allows you to plan and organize meetings with lists created by default during site creation. 

Please take a look at another SharePoint template.