12/13 UPDATE: Version 18.104.22.168 is now available. Fixes an issue with OpenWebConfiguration call on web application with multiple AAMs.
The current supported version is 22.214.171.124
The purpose of this solution is to allow Farm and Site Collection Administrators to set Farm-wide or Site Collection specific banner messages. These banners are generated using the SP.UI.Status API and render natively below the top-navigation. Messages can have one of four priority types: Low (Green), Medium (Blue), High (Yellow) or Critical (Red) and can include HTML markup like anchor tags. Farm and Site Collection messages can co-exist and will default to the highest priority for display purposes. Site collection admins can edit the System Messages from the Site Collection Administration settings page and Farm admins can set farm-wide messages from Central Administration.
- SharePoint 2010 Server (Foundation, Standard or Enterprise; This will NOT work with Office 365)
Click here to download System Messages for SharePoint 2010.
You can also buy a license and activate the full version of the product. The solution is licensed per-farm (not per user or front-end like a lot of other solutions).