How to update the SharePoint 2010 Breadcrumb
If you’re just starting to use SharePoint 2010 you’ll see that the new interface has a different model for breadcrumbs. It’s pretty slick once you get use to it but if you want to help out your end users until they’re fully trained and comfortable with the new SP2010 interface you can have a hybrid breadcrumb approach.
“A hybrid approach to SharePoint 2010 Breadcrumbs”
To have a hybrid approach to breadcrumbs you can simply add the vertical breadcrumb to your v4.master page as show in Neil’s Post.
Where to place it:
If you’re wondering where to place the code that Neil has highlighted I would recommend using the Page Description section, the breadcrumb fits perfectly under the page description. Once you open the master page in SharePoint Designer 2010, search for s4-pagedescription and place the breadcrumb code under the content place holder as show in the below figure.