Sharepoint releases Application Templates
Success of any platform depends on its adoption and adoption depends on how much value can be derived from it with minimal effort.
Sharepoint has eased adoption and increased value by providing application templates. A set of 40 customised applications are now available at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sharepoint/wssapps/templates/default.mspx
Some very widely used applications are packaged as templates. these templates once deployed can then also be further customised.
One piece missing from the readme.txt that may fox some people is the fact that stsadm.exe is located at: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN
you will browse to this directory and launch stsadm from here.