The second annual SharePoint Best Practices conference is being held in London this year, following the overwhelming success of the conference in Washington, DC in 2008. Conference begins Monday, April 6. Details are here.

http://www.sharepointbestpractices.co.uk/

http://www.sharepointbestpractices.co.uk/Abstracts_IW.html#IW311

http://www.sharepointbestpractices.co.uk/Abstracts_IW.html#IW304

And if you followed the announcement yesterday that SharePoint Designer will now be available as a free download, you might want to check out Penny Coventry’s sessions (SharePoint MVP and author of Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step).

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Penny will have two sessions that will be helpful for  for users worried about SharePoint Designer being free and wanting to lock down SPD usage.

http://ladylicensing.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!87F95F1B5B21B01E!1568.entry

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepointdesigner/archive/2009/04/02/download-spd-for-free-today.aspx

And…if you happen to be in London and attend Penny’s 311 session, you have a chance to win a free copy of her book.