Intuit is making available for new customers a free download of their popular QuickBooks Starter Edition 2009 for free. The download requires a valid email address to complete the process. Intuit describes their software as:

Grow your business with the FREE version of the world’s #1 small business financial software. QuickBooks is easy to use and efficient, it gives you back your time to spend the way you should: growing your business and making money, not bookkeeping.

  • Be ready at tax time with complete & accurate records
  • 3 of 4 accountants recommend QuickBooks to their small business clients
  • Join the nearly 70% of users who say they save 3 or more hours/week on bookkeeping*


Microsoft is now offering a free download of their SharePoint Designer 2007. Microsoft describes their software as:

SHAREPOINT DESIGNER 2007 IS NOW FREE! Be sure to watch the video in the “Related Resources” below to learn more about details and future direction. Office SharePoint Designer 2007 provides the powerful tools you need to deliver compelling and attractive SharePoint sites and quickly build workflow-enabled applications and reporting tools on the SharePoint platform, all in an IT-managed environment.

As a side note there may be additional requirements from the companies in order to take advantage of these offers.

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