SharePoint Designer is now FREE!

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No, this is not an April Fool’s Joke that is just a day late.  The image above comes from the SharePoint Designer Online Office Site and as the download link shows SharePoint Designer is now a FREE download.  You can find an open letter from Microsoft here that explains the change.  The key points as explained by the letter are these:

  • Starting on April 1, 2009, Microsoft is making SharePoint Designer 2007 available as a free download.
  • Customers with SharePoint Designer 2007 Software Assurance (SA) current as of April 1, 2009 will receive upgrade rights to Expression Web for the lifetime of their SA agreement.