2010 is the year of the Ribbon ๐Ÿ™‚ Ribbon has been introduced in

  • InfoPath Designer,
  • InfoPath Editor,
  • Outlook,
  • SharePoint Designer
  • One Note
  • SharePoint Workspace

Yes, the ribbon has made itโ€™s way into SharePoint Designer 2010 (technical preview at the time of writing).

In this post you will see basic SPD2010 walk through.

This is the initial start up screen when you launch SPD 2010. This is your launch pad to



First two options are kind of obvious at the moment. I am unable to use them though :).

You cannot edit your WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 sites with SPD 2010 (TP). You can only edit web sites on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2009

SPD 2010 2

Access SPD Options to

  • Customize Ribbon
  • Quick Access Toolbar

I am a big fan of Quick Access Toolbar and will cover more of both in coming posts. This post is your introduction to SharePoint Designer 2010 (TP) for starts.

So how does SPD 2010(TP) stand up against SPD 2007 in the department of looks?

Itโ€™s your call.

SharePoint Designer 2007 on Launch


SharePoint Designer 2010 (TP) on Launch