Aiming to both increase SharePoint uptake by business units and strengthen developer skills, Microsoft has release 30 free applications for Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), the (kinda) free version of Windows SharePoint Portal. The free applications include Helpdesk, Time Tracking, Legal Document Workflow, Event Coordination, amongst others.According to Microsoft, the SharePoint application templates are tailored to address the needs and requirements for specific business processes or sets of tasks for organizations of any size. The application templates are freely available for download from the Microsoft TechNet website.