SharePoint does not have to be expensive and you can get all the products below absolutley FREE!!
Windows SharePoint Services
WSS 3.0 provides intranet sites for teams and groups within your business, school or college to collaborate on projects,delivering improved productivity. WSS 3.0 connects people, systems, processes and information together through their own intranet.
Free SharePoint Project Starter includes:
Selecting Project Team Members, defining Scope of Project, the popular Office Talk Project Checklist, Project Issue Log, Suggest a Project Name and many more useful SharePoint Project starting tools. Best of all it gets the Project Team use to using SharePoint.
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.
Colligo Reader provides read-only access to SharePoint content offline, including documents, lists, and metadata. It is so simple to use that training is not required.