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DotNetNuke 5.x Officially Sunsetted

Back in March I posted a blog related to the DotNetNuke Obsolescence Policy and the fact that after July 20th, 2012 ( the one year anniversary of the release of DotNetNuke 6.0 ) we would no longer be ...

Scott Hunter to present at DNN World 2012

Today, I am really excited to announce that Scott Hunter, Principal Program Manager for Microsoft ASP.NET, has agreed to do a developer keynote presentation at this falls DNN World conference on Octob...

Six Things to Consider Before Upgrading DotNetNuke

In case you havent heard, DotNetNuke 6.2 was released a couple weeks ago. DotNetNuke 6.2 is just the same as any other release from an upgrade perspective. For this particular blog, Im going to assume...

Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte 2012 Recap

Unless youve literally been disconnected from the internet for the past 2 months, the Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte was held this past weekend. After having the event in many notable places like Orlan...

A happy event: DNN Events 06.00.01 is released!

About a month ago, we released a serious DNN Events version update. A small number of issues were signalled by users of the new version. This version, 06.00.01, is a bug fix release that should resolv...

DotNetNuke Blog 5.0 RC

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DotNetNuke's Q&A Module 1.1 Release Candidate

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DotNetNuke 6.2 Release Candidate ( RC )

After nearly 7 months, the finish line is finally in sight. With the final touches applied to the product over the past few weeks, we are confident that we are on track for an exciting new product r...

Services Framework Security

One of the exciting enhancements coming in DotNetNuke 6.2.0 is the new Services Framework a great way to write web services that integrate well with DotNetNuke. Theres a fewblogsrecently published th...

Introducing Message Center in 6.2

Communication is key in any Social System, be it the physical world or the digital world. Keeping this need in mind we built a brand new Message Center in DotNetNuke 6.2. Message center is one centra...

Customers Prefer “All-In-One” Solutions

So I have been a smartphone user for a few years now, and it continues to astound me how much I rely on my device on a daily basis. People who know me well will tell you I am generally not an early ...

DotNetNuke Top 50 CMS

Last week Website Magazine published their June issue which contained a list of the Top 50 Content Management Solutions available in the market. The list included both open source as well as proprie...

DotNetNuke Road Show Coming To Sarasota, Florida

On Friday, May 4th I am excited to travel to sunny Florida and present to the Sarasota .NET Developers Group ( SarasotaDev ). The presentation will take place at the Sarasota Community Foundation lo...

Microsoft Announces Open Technologies Inc. Subsidiary

A few weeks ago Microsoft surprised many folks in the industry by announcing a new wholly owned subsidiary known as Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. The stated goal of the new enterprise is to advan...

.NET Popularity Increases, Java and PHP Decrease…

TIOBE Software has maintained a Programming Community Index for more than 10 years. Updated on a monthly basis, it is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages in use around the world. ...

Web Experience Management Interoperability (WEMI) and DotNetNuke

Last week I travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark to participate in the kick-off meeting for the Web Experience Management Interoperability (WEMI) technical committee (TC) which was recently formed by OA...

Mobile Device Detection and Redirection Improvements Coming Soon

With mobile device usage expected to eclipse traditional desktop usage by 2015, companies worldwide are looking for ways to adapt and to provide personalized, relevant experiences to site visitors o...

Obsolescence Policy for DotNetNuke 5.x

Also known as a sunset or end-of-life policy, an obsolescence policy describes the terms and conditions for phasing out support for older versions of a software product. This does not mean the softw...

Microsoft Further Embraces Open Source

When the DotNetNuke project was started way back in late 2002, the combination of the terms Open Source and Microsoft were widely regarded as an oxymoron. In those early pioneering years we really ...

Let’s Build a Module–Template Update (v1.2)

Over the course of this series, Ive been developing a DotNetNuke technology template for building DotNetNuke modules with the latest open source libraries and technologies, as well as Entity framework...

Version 05.02.03 and 06.00.00 of DNN Events are in the works

In the last months, Roger Selwyn and I have been working on a new release of Events. Our first aim was to create a DNN 6 UX/UI compliant version of Events, which we named Events 06.00.00. While we wer...

Let’s Build a Module–Project Template Installation

The Gooddogs Technology Project Template for DotNetNuke module development is now available in an early form for you to download and try out. This Visual Studio 2010 project template is pre-configured...

Open Graph Protocol Module for DotNetNuke Released

Many of you are not even aware that the Open Graph Protocol even exists. However, it has been the backbone of inter-connected websites ever since social sharing of content and web pages has existed....

DotNetNuke Voted Best .NET Open Source CMS

So the results are in for the PackT Press 2011 Open Source Awards and DotNetNuke has been recognized as the best .NET Open Source CMS! We want to thank PackT Press for running this annual contest, ...

Announcing DotNetNuke 6.1!

I am pleased to announce the launch of DotNetNuke 6.1. This release marks the next milestone as we continue our journey to redefine C.M.S. as Cloud, Mobile and Social. Continue reading to learn mor...

Visual Studio Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2011

Visual Studio Magazine recently posted the results of its annual Readers Choice Awards for 2011 and I am proud to announce that DotNetNuke has been recognized as a Merit Award Winner again this year i...

DotNetNuke on the Gartner Magic Quadrant!

Gartner's Magic Quadrants provide a graphical competitive positioning of technology solution providers in markets where growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct. Professional organizati...

2011 Open Source CMS Market Share Survey

Water & Stone ( a full service digital agency located in Bali, Indonesia ) is once again in the process of conducting their annual Open Source CMS Market Survey ( formerly referred to as the CMS Wire ...

6 Steps to a Successful Smartphone Website

This is part 1 of a 7 blog series that will give you the information you need to turn an idea into a Smartphone Website that captivates your audience. In this blog series you will learn 4 key areas n...

Using request filters in DotNetNuke to restrict website access

Have you ever had the need to blog a range of IP Addresses from accessing your website? Or perhaps, setup a website that is only accessible to a specific range of IP Addresses? DotNetNuke Request Filt...

Mobile APIs in 6.1

While developing Mobile solution in DotNetNuke 6.1, one of the key objectives was to ensure that the Mobile APIs are part of Core Framework, and available to entire DotNetNuke Community. Module and ...

Securing DotNetnuke Installs - Passwords

Awhile back I released a tool called Secure My Install that was designed to help people take existing DotNetNuke sites and change the way that they store passwords to use a more secure process. Many p...

Enhancements for working with JavaScript and CSS files in DNN 6.1

Client side performance is something that a lot of us in the web world feel passionately about, and recently Ive had the pleasure of working on some very exciting DNN enhancements in this area. I'll l...

DotNetNuke 6.1 Beta

It has been a little over three months since the official release of DotNetNuke 6.0. While many of us were downloading, installing and upgrading our sites, the DotNetNuke team was already working hard...

DNN World News: Schedule Released, New Sessions, New Sponsors, Site of the Year Contest

DotNetNuke World is now only five weeks away and there is so much exciting news to report! The support and enthusiasm around our first DotNetNuke hosted annual conference as been truly incredible. Man...

Folder Provider: DotNetNuke meets SharePoint

DotNetNuke and SharePoint: what a powerful combination. Think about the heavy SharePoint document management features like versioning, WebDav and not to forget the perfect Microsoft Office integration...

Farewell Steve Jobs

As I sat to write my column for this months newsletter the news reached me that Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Pixar visionary, husband, father, had died; a solemn moment to be sure.Steve, still a youn...

DotNetNuke Site of the Month Winner – September 2011

I would like to congratulate DNN Outsourcing, this months DotNetNuke Site of the Month winner! Thank you, Ivan Strigo for submitting the Club Seat Web Site (www.clubseat.nl). Club Seat will now be o...

DotNetNuke in Cleveland

Next week I'll be presenting what's new DotNetNuke 6. Here's some of the topics. Folder Providers: Azure, and Amazon, move it to the cloud. The new UI of course and how you can use the featu...

I’ll be speaking at DevReach

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking atDevReachin Sofia, Bulgaria next month. This is the sixth year for this conference - which bills itself as the Premier Conference on Microsoft Technol...

DotNetNuke Post-It Logo

We hopefully all know by now that there is a contest going where several people have submitted entries to try and win the honor and title of being called the DotNetNuke SUPER Fan for 2011. I cannot ...

DotNetNuke quoted in USA Today

The Microsoft BUILD conference ( formerly PDC ) is going on this week in Anaheim, California. Promoted as a new event that shows modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of t...

Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in B.C. for 2010

Last year at around this time, I posted a blog announcing the fact that DotNetNuke Corporation had achieved the distinction of being recognized by Business in Vancouver (BIV) as one of the Top ...

DotNetNuke Site of the Month Winner - August

Congratulations to the August DotNetNuke Site of the Month Winner, Piedmont Community College (http://www.piedmontcc.edu/). Thank you Kevin Tyburski for submitting the Piedmont Site. Piedmont Communit...

Presenting DotNetNuke 6 to .NET BC and VANDUG User Groups

On Tuesday, September 20 at 6:00 PM I will be doing a presentation of DotNetNuke 6 at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). This event is a joint partnership between the .NET BC Us...

2011 DevProConnections Community Choice Awards

Every year the readers of the DevProConnections magazine vote for their favorite products and services from across the software industry. This year DotNetNuke has been nominated in the Content Managem...

PackT Press 2011 Open Source Awards

Late last year I published a blog about the PackT Press 2010 Open Source Awards where I congratulated the winners and explained the reasons why DotNetNuke had chosen not to participate in the 201...

DotNetNuke hits #228 on the 2011 Inc. 500!

Way back in 2004 I was vacationing with my family on Savary Island, a remote island off the coast of British Columbia near Powell River which is known for its white sand beaches and unusually warm oce...

DotNetNuke Site of the Month Winner(s) – July 2011

This month we had a tie for the winner of our July Site of the Month Contest! So both sites will be considered winners and both will be entered into our Site of the Year Contest. The winner of the Sit...

DotNetNuke Update Service Open For Business

Since late 2006 the DotNetNuke application has offered an integrated Update Service that provides users with a visual indicator when new versions of our software are made available. When a user clicks...

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