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Sharepoint Designer 2010 & Webs with 2008 server

  Asked By: Carmen    Date: Oct 19    Category: MOSS    Views: 1562

Downloaded Sharepoint Designer 2010 and found out can't use it with a Windows
2008 SP2 Server. Any work around for this? Error says you have to have
Sharepoint Server 2010. Is this a free upgrade and does it run on X86 machines?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Maribel Todd     Answered On: Oct 19

No. SharePoint 2010 is not a free upgrade. Designer 2010 will only work with
SharePoint 2010 sites. If you are customizing SharePoint 2007 you have to use
Designer 2007.

Answer #2    Answered By: Akshara Negalur     Answered On: Oct 19

SharePoint Designer 2010 can only be used to edit SharePoint 2010 websites.
You can't use SPD 2010 to edit regular web sites or previous versions of
SharePoint. This is a change from SPD 2007 because of the changing role of
SharePoint Designer in 2010. SharePoint Server 2010 is the next version of
what is now Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. It will not be
free and requires X64 machines. SharePoint Designer 2010 will continue to
be free and will have both an X86 and X64 version. But as I mentioned it
can only be used to edit site in either SharePoint Foundations (SPF) 2010 or
SharePoint Server (SPS) 2010.

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