Big thank you to Penny Coventry and Steve Smith for presenting at the SharePoint User Group UK Newcastle meeting on Wednesday night. Both were excellent sessions.
Penny gave an overview of SharePoint Designer, which if not already, will probably become your default tool for design and basic development of SharePoint sites.
Steve covered Forefront Security for SharePoint. There are not too many choices when it comes to anti-virus solutions for SharePoint. Some vendors have had a less than successful record in this area and Forefront looks like a very interesting solution. Forefront offers real time and manual, multi engine scanning, as well as keyword content filtering.