Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 templates are included free of cost with hosted SharePoint service plans. Event Planning made easy. Use Event Planning application as one of hosted SharePoint templates that cater to the day-to-day business operations of organizations. These SharePoint hosting templates take into account the functionalities, tasks, roles and responsibilities of individual groups, and other requirements, specific to managing a particular business process. These can be further applied to primary business functions like helpdesk management, proposal management, competition analysis, employee training, and timecard management—in order to develop effective web-based applications. The basic Microsoft hosted SharePoint plan is available at a surprisingly low cost of $8.95 per month with access for unlimited users from vendors such as Apps4Rent. In addition, you get a free package of 40 hosted SharePoint templates developed by Microsoft, the creator of SharePoint. One can also upgrade to a low cost dedicated SharePoint server with hyper-v hosting.
Event planning is a frequent business need requiring significant time, effort and coordination from team members. The free Event Planning SharePoint hosting application template facilitates teams to well organize events. This Events Planning template allows attendees to register online for the sessions. It provides event schedules and allows online communication. The event members also have a provision to give feedback. There are role based dashboards in the hosted SharePoint template which provide specific information for individual event members such as speakers, guests, staff, vendors, and delegates. Attendee home pages are also available which offer information pertinent to specific roles.