I have created my first screencast ever! I am probably just being way to critical, but having watched it I noticed a ton of things that I could have done better. I learned a lot and it was fun! So I will probably do more of these in the near future.
At any rate, here is the video. I hope you enjoy it.
Before I forget, I should mention that will be presenting a session on RavenDB at the following venues:
I came across the request for this from a client I was working with. The client pointed me to some research he found on web (one link from MSDN and another from another blog). After some reading and further research, I found a great post that walks you through doing this.
Essentially, the solution is to wrap the SiteActions control with a SPSecurityTrimmedControl in the master page. The only trick to this is identifying the appropriate permission string to use for the control so you do not remove the menu from users who will actually need to use it. The string can easly be composed after reviewing the set of users (or a group of users) who will need access and checking the rights associated permission levels granted those users (or group).