Likelihood to Recommend
- Allows ease and flexibility of creating custom workflows specific to the business needs. Emails can be configured to easily be sent based on specific conditions, and the inclusion of workflow variables allows increased functionality.
- It gives a quick interface to add, edit, and remove site pages as well as the ability to edit list item pages creating a custom look and feel for every business need and increasing the functionality of SharePoint lists.
- Allows a nicer user interface for the additions and management of the external content types linked to the specific sites.
- Navigation between sub-sites and beyond the entry point is not seamless. I find it difficult to get to the root of a directory structure if I have not started there.
- Would love to be able to do WYSIWYG in some form. I have only used it for a year but I have not found anything fancy to do.
- I would like to be able to work in a development site and easily move to the production site.
Likelihood to Renew
SharePoint Designer 10.0
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SharePoint Designer 8.0
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Support is good from Microsoft. They are quite responsive when we raise a ticket but SP Designer support will be ended by Microsoft in the near future as they have got new techs like PowerApps and Flow to achieve the same functionality SP Designer does and even more than that.
I'd say that Nintex is a lot easier to configure and identifying errors is less complex than SharePoint Designer. In addition, an alternative that developers may prefer using is Adobe Dreamweaver which is also a web development tool. A third option is Coda, a text editor that gives previews and allows management of local and remote files. Bluefish Editor is another tool, different from SharePoint Designer, that writes websites, scripts, and programming code.
Return on Investment
- Positive impact: End users love the custom look of their sites after I have used Designer to spice it up a bit.
- Negative impact: Other end users now want *their* sites to be spiced up similarly. More work for my team is a good thing, but each time I work in Designer, I am afraid that I am adding another impediment to our eventual upgrade to 2013.
Premium Consulting/Integration Services—
Entry-level set up fee?