A powerful feature of working with data sources in SharePoint Designer is in the ability to use Web services to access and retrieve data from other site collections. In this section, you use the SOAP Web service to retrieve all Announcement items from another site collection.
Use the following steps to configure cross-site collection data retrieval and presentation.
You need to consider the authentication method when using SOAP (or REST) Web services to connect to, and retrieve data from, other site collections. For details concerning data source authentication, see Chapter 19.
In the following exercise, I worked between two site collections in the same SharePoint Web application. I ...