SharePoint Designer 2007, the product used to customize SharePoint v3 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, is now a free download. Note that registration will be required to gain access to it.
While we are by no means experts in SharePoint here at MPECS Inc. having SharePoint Designer available for use in our SBS installations has been very beneficial.
A good book that can be helpful with getting to know the ins and outs of working with SharePoint technologies via SharePoint Designer 2007 is the:
- Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Bible by Vikram Kartik.
This is, in our opinion, a good move on Microsoft’s part. Though we hope that making the product free does not spell its demise.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book