Creating better RSS feeds with SharePoint 2010 Content Query Web Part

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.

Extending the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar

SharePoint 2010 includes the Ribbon which makes it easier for users to work with the rich functionality of the SharePoint platform. The Ribbon in SharePoint 2010 also includes a rich extensibility framework which makes it possible for custom solutions to make their functionality available to users. Using the Ribbon extensibility framework you can add all kinds of controls to the Ribbon but is it also possible to extend the Quick Access Toolbar?

Easy hiding content in debug mode with the SiteModeTrimmedControl

While working on an Internet-facing website at some point you might include some code which should be executed only when in production. Probably the most common example of such code are web analytics tracking codes. The last thing you want is to make web analytics count a visit every time you hit F5 on your development machine. Find out how to deal with it other than disabling the Internet connection on your development machine.