Microsft’s website today announced the impending change for SharePoint designer.
It is now free for download!
Checkout Microsoft’s Office SharePoint Designer front page.
There is also a FAQ section that talks about why Microsoft did that and what does it mean for those who have purchased the product. Those with Software Assurance will have a free upgrade to Expressions Web. Others who have purchased will not be eligible for a refund.
SharePoint Designer will also ship free with the next version of SharePoint when it is released.
This is great for anybody who wants to do any advanced mods with SharePonit will love this!