One of the benefits of the SharePoint My Site is that a user can personalize the site to include data that is important for them to share with colleagues and other people in the organization. One of the challenges with a My Site though is that a "one size fits all" template doesn't really help to differentiate what people do and what their interests are for people trying to network within the organization.

While you can create your own templates for My Sites, the need for different content based on role calls for a jumpstart with more standard templates mapped to different roles and organizational functions being available out of the box. This would allow SharePoint administrators to more quickly extend and customize templates to meet the needs of their organization. Recently we announced the release of role-based templates to help accelerate the adoption of My Sites within an organization using SharePoint. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these standard templates which can help users to more easily organize their data and collaborate within their companies.