At the Microsoft TechEd 2009 North America conference Andrew Connell and I co-presented the OFC405 – Extending the Content Query Web Part to Aggregate Data Across Site Collections and External Sources session. The session included monkeys screaming into our microphones before flying into the audience, lots of code, and lots of demos! 🙂 In the session we demonstrated how we created a provider based framework to query content from multiple SharePoint site collections and external data sources.
You can download all the code here: MSDN Code Gallery: TBAC Content Monster Web Part for SharePoint There are many things we plan to add to the code in the future; please check out AC’s blog post for more details!
In case you’re wondering, the ski lifts should be open again in about 110 days. 🙂