Which are the various ready made list types that SharePoint provides currently?

 Posted by ArticlesMaint on 9/24/2009 | Category: SharePoint Interview questions | Views: 2552

There are approximately thirteen different ready made list types, below mentioned are some of the most used ones.

Document library

Used for collaborating on documents with support for versioning, check-in and check-out, and workflow. Includes support for deep integration with Microsoft Office.

Form library

Used to store XML documents and forms for use with Microsoft Office InfoPath.

Wiki page library

Used for collaborative Web pages based on wiki pages, which are dynamically generated and collaboratively edited Web pages.

Picture library

A specialized document library enhanced for use with pictures. Includes support for slide shows, thumbnails, and simple editing through Microsoft Office Picture Manager.


Used for simple sharing of timely news with support for expiration.


A list for tracking people and contact information, with support for integration into Microsoft Office Outlook and other WSS-compatible contacts applications.


A simple list for threaded discussions with support for approval and managing discussion threads.


A list for managing hyperlinks.


A list for tracking upcoming events and deadlines. Includes support for integration and synchronization with Office Outlook.


A list of activity-based items that can integrate with workflow.

Project tasks

An enhanced tasks list with support for Gannt chart rendering and integration with Microsoft Office Project.

Issue tracking

A list for tracking issues and resolution, with support for prioritization.

Custom list

An empty list definition for extending with custom columns, or created using Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets

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