Attention all Search enthusiasts and developers.  We have published two great papers on search, specifically on search federation!  You can check them out below:

  • Creating a Custom Federated Search Web Part with a Credentials UI
    This article describes how to create federated web parts that collect user credentials.  This is a requirement to federate to any source that uses per-user credentials (other than Kerberos).
  • Federated Search Connector Sample
    A lesser known fact is that you can use federation to connect to any searchable repository by writing code to surface the repository as RSS (or any XML).  This article explains how to write code to federate to SQL and provides a code sample.  This is surprisingly easy – just 1 page of code! 

Happy Federation Enjoy!