Monday, February 20, 2012

Chicago SharePoint Business Strategies User Group Presentation: Intro to CQWP

I was honored to give a presentation at the February 2012 Chicago Microsoft SharePoint Business Strategies User Group meeting.  It was a great group and I had a lot of fun talking about my favorite subject, SharePoint, and my favorite web part, the 2010 Content Query Web Part (CQWP).

A few attendees asked for the slides so I thought I’d post them here for everyone.  The notes view will show you my some of my comments, and the examples should be self-explanatory.  If not, please feel free to let me know at [email protected].

To summarize, the CQWP is a powerful tool that SharePoint provides, out of the box, to give you access to information across your site collection.  The CQWP collects information and displays it for you in one web part on a page, where you can then group, filter and sort the information in a meaningful way. 

This presentation:

·         Gives a high level overview of what the CQWP is,

·         Shows some examples of how we have used the CQWP internally and on some of our projects,

·         Includes print screens with descriptions of adding a web part to a page,

·         Provides requirements for having access to create and use CQWP’s,

·         Offers some tips and tricks for using the CQWP.

Link to Presentation


To join our next Chicago Microsoft SharePoint Business Strategies User Group meeting, held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, please sign up at .  The topics change every month and are listed one month prior to the meeting date.