It’s a common approach to use widgets to enrich web solutions. Unfortunately using widgets with SharePoint 2010 has a number of challenges. Find out why using widgets with SharePoint is inconvenient and how you can simplify it.
SharePoint 2010 introduces a new User Experience designed to make it easier for users to accomplish their tasks. One of the biggest improvements is the contextual Ribbon, which increases discoverability op options by displaying only options relevant to the current context. The main idea behind the Ribbon is that it’s always available and within reach. This applies not only to Office client applications but also to SharePoint.
One of the common requirements when building SharePoint solutions is to control the list of available Web Parts. Find out how to do this using the new Web Part Adder control available in SharePoint 2010.
Content Query Web Part (CQWP) allows you to easily create RSS feeds for your content. With SharePoint 2010 it became even easier as you can use slots to map your fields to RSS fields. There are however a few things you should keep in mind to get the most out of an RSS feed created using the CQWP. Find out how to create a proper RSS feed with the SharePoint 2010 Content Query Web Part.