I had a great time presenting and learning at SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley, on June 22nd, 2013 in Palo Alto, CA. It was great catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. The attendance was great and the food was tasty.
Here is my slide from the presentation posted on slideshare.
One of the most common requirements for business websites is to aggregate and display content such as news and events, recent updates, or popular content. In this session, we will utilize new SharePoint 2013 features to perform content aggregation and rollups.
We will demonstrate how to get content from multiple sites by using the new SharePoint 2013 cross-site publishing feature. Then we will create a content rollup solution by creating custom display templates for SharePoint's Content Search web part. Last, we will look at how to fine tune search queries and customize the display of results in search. We will demonstrate how to use Query Rules and Result Types to improve the search experience.