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"I've never paid for SharePoint Designer. What I paid for, is the SharePoint license, the cava, and then the client accesses the line fee.""This solution is free of charge.""The cost of the license is based on the size of the user base."

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Top Answer: Retrieving documents and uploading them is easy.
Top Answer: The cost of the license is based on the size of the user base.
Top Answer: The pricing is a little bit high and can be reduced. If we could pay for a single license that covers the whole organization then it would be better than paying fees based on the size of our user… more »
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Silverlight, MS Silverlight, MS Silverlight, MS Silverlight
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Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works.
SharePoint Designer is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications. Using SharePoint Designer, advanced users and developers alike can rapidly create SharePoint solutions in response to business needs. Advanced users can compose no-code solutions that encompass a variety of common scenarios, from collaborative sites and web publishing to Line-Of-Business data integration, business intelligence solutions, and human workflows, leveraging the building blocks available in SharePoint in an easy to use environment.
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Sample Customers
ESRI, Financial Analytical Service of Ministry of Finance, American Water Enterprises, Toyota Motor Europe, Comarch, Komako, Freelance World, AARCO
Pyrotek Inc., ICA, Deliver Australia, Secretary of Economy of Mexico, Aegon, ABB Switzerland, Ascent Yarns Private Limited, Bakewell Biscuits Pvt Ltd, Hitachi Consulting
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Manufacturing Company33%
Healthcare Company22%
Comms Service Provider22%
Real Estate/Law Firm11%
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company20%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise33%

Microsoft Silverlight is ranked 4th in .NET Development Services while SharePoint Designer is ranked 2nd in .NET Development Services with 17 reviews. Microsoft Silverlight is rated 0.0, while SharePoint Designer is rated 7.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SharePoint Designer writes "Enables us to build workflow processes from end-to-end". Microsoft Silverlight is most compared with Adobe Flash, ASP.NET, Adobe AIR and Microsoft Visual Studio, whereas SharePoint Designer is most compared with Microsoft Visual Studio and ASP.NET.

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