Search Server 2008 Express (Access Denied on Crawl)

Even if you setup the Default Content access account correctly, you may still receive Access Denied to websites. I spent the better part of 2 days troubleshooting this.  It seems it wasn’t an SharePoint or Search Server problem, but an IIS problem.
If you receive "Failure Audits" for your Default Content account then try this MS article.

Sharepoint Designer now FREE!

This is the best news I have heard in a long time.

On 2nd April Microsoft announced that SharePoint Designer is no longer available as part of volume licencing, but as a free download. This is great news since SharePoint Designer is a great tool for working with SharePoint and non-SharePoint sites. Click here to see the video interview with Tom Rizzo

or more importantly:

click here to download SharePoint Designer for free (registration required).