Hiding menu items in SharePoint 2010 Ribbon

A lot of customers are excited by the big bag of features SharePoint offers by default. But they don’t want to bother all users with this functionality. The SharePoint team did a great job by security trimming the SiteAction menu but made another design decision for the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon. Instead of removing unauthorized features they are greyed out.

SharePoint 2010 standard ribbon

SharePoint 2010 trimmed ribbon

Tobias Lekman did a great job by writing some nice (jquery) script to hide accomplish this task. The full article can be found here