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​Knowledge Base (KB)

Template for SharePoint 2010 Standard | Enterprise



The Knowledge Base (KB) application template for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Standard | Enterprise Installations provides a place where team members can upload and tag documents so that others can more easily find and learn from others in their organization.  The template can be utilized in a ‘top down’ approach, where a centralized knowledge department ‘pushes down’ relevant content to the rest of the business.  Or, the template can be used in a ‘bottom up’ approach, where knowledge is captured by all users as a normal part of doing business which can then be disseminated to others within the organization.  All documents and articles in the Knowledge Base can have keywords, categories, and sub-categories associated with them and can also link to related documents, standardizing and simplifying the process of locating relevant information.


Sample Activities Performed in this Template:

The following examples show the various ways Net2xs anticipates this template will be utilized in a typical organization.  If you wish to add additional features, please ask your IT provider to research Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 or contact and ask for a quote for customization of the Knowledge Baseapplication template.

  • Upload single or multiple files into the document library.
  • Automated version control and version restore capabilities protect against accidentally writing over critical work while tracking who makes changes to both the document and properties.
  • Enable users to ‘check out’ the document for offline editing.  While the document is checked out, other users can open a read-only copy, but cannot edit and save changes.
  • Designate version as a “Major Revision”, which allows users to enter notes regarding the revision.  When viewing previous versions, SharePoint Online designates the revision as a major version alerting users to its status.
  • Search the Knowledge Base using the built in search capabilities of SharePoint Online.
  • View a dashboard with a filtered view of Recent Additions, Recent Changes and Relevant Items.
  • Create a keyword, upload a document and “Write an Article”, which simplifies the end user learning curve for common Knowledge Base actions.
  • Tag a Knowledge Base document with relevant keywords and provide links to related documents which can be used to sort and search for relevant knowledge base articles.


Site Lists and Libraries:

The following lists and libraries are included in this template.

  • Knowledge Base:  A list used to write and store Knowledge Base Articles and Documents to be shared with the team.
  • Categories:  Use the Categories list to manage major groups of documents for ease of sorting and grouping.
  • Keywords:  Use the list to manage the keywords that are required to tag items in your Knowledge Base.
  • Review Tasks:   Knowledg Manager Task list used to manage Reviews, Approvals, and Rejection schedules.
  • Experts:  Use the experts list to add keywords to contacts to link users with there Knowledge skills.


Customized Forms, Workflows and Web Parts:

  • Article Creation:   Custom workflow used to notifiy the Knowledge Manager of a new KB Article pending review and approval.
  • Approval:  Custom workflow used to approve a Knowledge Base Article and notify the creator of the approval.
  • Rejection:  Custom workflow used to reject a Knowledge Base Article and notify the creator of the rejection.


The “Knowledge Base” Solutions Template KB_SP2010e.wsp was designed specifically for compatibility with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Standard | Enterprise Installations. This Application Template is based on the Microsoft “Fab40” Template of the same name to provide similar functionality in a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Standard | Enterprise environment. Some customization and workflows may be necessary for approvals and compatibility with your companies’ permissions/user groups. Most workflows and “Views” have already been configured generically.


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Template Compatibility & Requirements:
​Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Standard
​Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Enterprise
​Knowledge of SharePoint Designer 2010
Installation Instructions
Template FAQs

​*Not compatible with SharePoint Foundation.



​Template Information: ​
​File Name:KB_SP2010e.wsp
​Title:Knowledge Base
​Updated:2/21/2013 1:58pm
​Version:​Version 2.5.0
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