If you have deployed SharePoint Packages in the past, you know, that, unless you have a second farm, deploying SharePoint Packages means outage to your Web Applications. There are however a few things that you can control to minimize the impact on the availability of your websites.
Deploying Publishing Pages with SharePoint Packages
Once in a while, when working with SharePoint solutions you need to test them on sites using SSL just to be sure that everything is working just as intended. Although I have previously wrote about how to configure SSL for SharePoint development environments, SSL configuration in IIS7 has changed slightly. Find out how to configure SSL on SharePoint 2010 development environments.
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.
SharePoint 2010 ships with rich content editing capabilities. However the set of allowed HTML tags is limited. Find out how to avoid the limitations in editing rich content in SharePoint 2010.