This is a list of the out-of-the-box web parts that come with SharePoint.
These web parts form the basic components that can be used to build quite sophisticated sites without requiring any custom development.
Don't forget that you can configure a web part and save it to your web part gallery with a new name. This makes it even easier for end users to add web parts that you have pre-configured for them.
This web part allows content authors to insert arbitrary content into a web part zone. This gives additional flexibility, but can also be a problem because there is no control over the content that editors can insert into pages.
Renders simple HTML form controls which can be connected to other web parts.
Allows an editor to show an image.
Shows embedded media (audio or video) in the page.
Embeds another web page within the page using an IFRAME element.
Shows a Silverlight embedded client-side application.
Shows a list of actions from the Business Data Catalog.
Allows you to choose one entity from the BCS and specify value column and description column.
Allows you to specify values in the tool pane of the Web Part. Users select one of the values from a drop-down menu that appears on the page.
Point to a SharePoint list and the specify the value of a column, such as title, description or document type. Users can browse to the list and choose from the item type you specify.
Allows you to select a data connection from a Web Part on the current page or from a SharePoint Data Connection library or Office Data Connection library. You can then specify a dimension and hierarchy in order to display data from your SQL Server Analysis Services cubes.
Uses either the current user’s login name or a selected profile property. Provides a query string parameter.
Passes a parameter you specify in the query string.
Value of a column on the list row that the current page is associated with
Users are able to pick a date from a drop-down calendar or enter a mm/dd/yyyy value into the edit box.
Require users to enter text or use a default value.
A very powerful web part that displays a chart based on list contents.
Shows a single item from a data source in the Business Data Catalog.
Create an item from query string parameters and provides it as a connection to other Web Parts.
Show a list of items from a data source in the Business Data Catalog.
Show a list of items related to one or more parent items from the Business Data Catalog.
Shows a Key Performance Indicator status list. The KPI list contains individual status indicators based on information derived from other SharePoint lists or data sources.
Shows a detailed view of a single Key Performance Indicator status item.
Surfaces content from Visio diagrams (.vdw files).
One of the most heavily used web parts. Allows you to aggregate content in, for example, a home page or hub page. This web part is not able to aggregate content across site collection boundaries. Dependent on the publishing feature to be activated.
Used to display SAP data in SharePoint sites.
Displays a slideshow of images from a picture library.
Renders the contents of an RSS feed, typically from an external source.
Uses web analytics to show the most viewed content, popular search queries or search results.
Takes an XML input and transforms it using XSLT.
Shows an input box where a user can enter a Document ID and navigate to the target document.
Shows the contents of a document set.
Shows the properties of a document set.
Shows documents that are relevant to the current user. Installed with Document Centre and MySites.
Shows categories derived from the site directory. (Provided for backwards compatibility).
Show chosen sites
Show sites from a specified category.
Allow publishing authors to create lists of links.
Representation of the site's navigation heirarchy.
Shows a tag cloud of enterprise tags with relative importance, based on usage within the organization.
Surfaces Excel data in a web page, acting as a client to Excel Services.
Shows a browser-enabled InfoPath form.
Shows contact details for the user on a My Site page.
Shows a list of site user and whether they are online.
Shows tasks assigned to the current user.
Displays filters for use in a PerformancePoint dashboard application.
Displays a PerformancePoint report in various formats including charts, grids, maps, etc.
Displays a PerformancePoint sorecard.
Displays a PerformancePoint Stack Selector to allow users to select and stack individual components of the PerformancePoint dashboard.
Show parameterized search options based on properties and combinations of words.
Show search results from an external search provider that supports standard search results formats.
Search refiner panel for people search results. Activate the Search Server Web Part feature.
Search input box to find people (users).
Shows people search results and properties.
General purpose search refiner panel. Activate the Search Server Web Part feature.
Shows suggested queries related to the user's search query. Activate the Search Server Web Part feature.
Shows search action links (used in search results page).
Shows the best bet items that match the search query.
Search input box.
Main search results (used in search results page).
Paging control to navigate between pages of search results. Used in conjunction with search results web part.
Shows search statistics including the total number of results found and the time taken to perform the search.
Shows suggestions related to the current search query.
Shows the highest ranking results from a federated search provider.
Renders a SharePoint list using an XSLT transformation. This can be configured either by creating an XSLT stylesheet or using SharePoint Designer. The XSLTListViewer web part is used as the basis of the web parts for showing common lists in a site, e.g. Announcements, Links and Tasks.
Shows the best bet items by means of thumbnails of the content of the target documents.
Use this web part when you have two or more filter web parts on the page in order to synchronize the display of the filter results.
Allow users to leave brief text notes about the page.
Shows an organization chart based on the user profile data.
Shows a list of colleagues and status changes in a My Site profile page.
Shows user's locations from the user profile data.
Used to render a list view with in-place editing enabled.
Renders a wiki control, similar to the Wiki Editor field control.
Used to render a survey as a histogram. Not a general purpose charting component (see Chart web part).
Query data and render using XSLT. Intended to be used with SharePoint Designer.
Renders an input form.
Used to search Dual Chinese document and items at the same time. Activate the Search Server Web Part feature.
Displays your mail folder using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server.
Displays your calendar using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server
Displays your contacts using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server
Displays your inbox using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server
Displays your tasks using Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server
Displays portlets from web sites using WSRP 1.1. Web Services for Remote Portlets is an OASIS network protocol standard designed for communications with remote portlets.
The UserContextFilter web part is used to filter other web parts based on a property of the current user. Usually this will be the current user ID, but it could also be any user profile property; e.g. Name, Department, Email, etc.