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Microsoft SharePoint Designer


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Microsoft SharePoint Designer 64px 300pxMicrosoft SharePoint Designer 2010 running on Windows 7Developer(s) MicrosoftInitial release November 30, 2006(2006-November-30)Stable release 2010 (14.0) / April 21, 2010, 2 years ago (2010-04-21)Operating system Windows XP or laterType HTML editorLicense FreewareWebsite microsoft. com/spd Microsoft SharePoint Designer (formerly known as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer) is a specialized HTML editor and web design freeware for creating or modifying Microsoft SharePoint sites and web pages. It is a part of Microsoft SharePoint family of products. It was formerly a part of Microsoft Office 2007 families of products, but was not included in any of the Microsoft Office suites. SharePoint Designer and its sister product, Microsoft Expression Web are successors of Microsoft FrontPage. While Expression Web serves as the full-featured successor to FrontPage, SharePoint Designer features focuses on designing and customizing Microsoft SharePoint websites. For instance, it only includes SharePoint-specific site templates. It retains more FrontPage features than Expression Web, such as web components, database, marquee, hit counter, navigation bars, map insert, etc. Although SharePoint Designer 2007 (the first version of this product) could be used as a generic HTML editor, SharePoint Designer 2010 (the subsequent version) may no longer operate in absence of Microsoft SharePoint Server or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation. SharePoint Designer shares its codebase, UI and HTML rendering engine with Expression Web, and does not rely on Internet Explorer's Trident engine. The first version of this product, SharePoint Designer 2007, was a commercial software product. On March 31, 2009 however, SharePoint Designer 2007 was made available as a freeware. On April 24, 2009, Microsoft released SharePoint Designer Service Pack 2. On April 21, 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010 was released and made available for download. On October 24, 2011, Microsoft released SharePoint Designer Service Pack 3.


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