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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Web Parts and Anonymous Sites

If you plan on rolling out your SharePoint sites as anonymous sites—or public-facing sites—then you should definitely test Web parts like the CQWP or other aggregate Web parts in both authenticated and anonymous modes. Although this was always a consideration in earlier SharePoint versions, it’s even more relevant in SharePoint 2010 due to the way Web parts interact with the ribbon. For instance, because there’s a degree of dependency between Web parts added to pages and the ribbon, you need to consider how you will manage that interaction on an anonymous site. For instance, in Figure 6.44, I was prompted to log in after clicking one of the links in the Title column in the Categories Web part. The site had been provisioned ...

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