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.
When building an Internet-facing website on the SharePoint 2010 platform, the last thing you want is to have your visitors browse your system pages. To prevent this from happening, SharePoint 2010 has the ViewFormPagesLockdown Feature. But what if your visitors are authenticated?
When upgrading your SharePoint 2010 environment to a Service Pack or a Cumulative Update there is a chance that the update process fails. Although the error message contains a link to a log file it is of a little help leaving you without a single clue what went wrong. There is however one more place where you can take a look to know exactly what caused the upgrade process to fail.
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.