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Look for some changes in DotNetNuke 5 builds
There have been a couple of builds already for the new version 5.1 of DotNetNuke. On the DotNetNuke site, there is even a thread for users to discuss any problems they are having with the builds and they are encouraged to log their problems or suggestions on their Gemini site. The current build is 364 and there's already changes from the previous build. For example, here's the new Admin Settings: One change from the previous build is that Google Analytics is now located here. You could find this ......

Posted On Friday, May 22, 2009 10:45 AM

DotNetNuke 04.09.04 Upgrade
In the past, after backing up my SQL database and DNN site, I'd hold my breath when I upgraded my sites hoping and praying that all will be well after the upgrade. Today, I did the same when I upgraded to version 04.09.04. Low and behold, all did go well with the upgrade and the site came back up after the upgrade. Here's what the upgrade has to offer: What's New in 04.09.04 Major Highlights Fixed a major module caching issue which resulted in empty content for webcrawlers Improved performance of ......

Posted On Thursday, May 21, 2009 9:57 AM

Free DotNetNuke Webinars
DotNetNuke Co-Founder, Nik Kalyani, has added some new webinars to attend. The most popular is a demonstration of DotNetNuke. Here's the webinar information on that one: DotNetNuke is the leading open source solution for website content management and web application development on Microsoft ASP.NET. Nik will demonstrate how easy it is to create and maintain your website using DotNetNuke. He will discuss the flexible open framework and show how easy it is to add functionality to your website by adding ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 19, 2009 9:54 AM

Day of DotNetNuke speakers announced
ODUG President, Will Strohl, has been a busy guy lately organizing the Day Of DotNetNuke which will be held in Tampa, FL on Saturday, June 13th. There are 30 sessions planned for the day. Do you recognize any of these names as authors, Code Camp Speakers, Microsoft MVP's, Forum Contributors, DotNetNuke Leaders? Joe Brinkman Chris Hammond Stan Schultes Cuong Dang Darrell Hardy David Pablicko Gifford Watkins Henry Lee Jeff Cochran Jim Begley Joe Healy Mitchell Sellers Paul Scarlett Ralph Williams Ryan ......

Posted On Monday, May 18, 2009 7:35 AM

Are you an Administrator of a DotNetNuke site?
Do you care about security? You should and you should also stay updated on security issues with the platform that you have your site on. That's why you need to come to the Security Bulletins Policy section on the DotNetNuke site to stay current on any potential threats. Here's what they go through and evaluate issues: Severity Levels Each confirmed issue is first assigned a severity level (Critical, Moderate, or Low) corresponding to its potential impact on the security of DotNetNuke installations. ......

Posted On Friday, May 8, 2009 8:41 AM

Nik Kalyani-DotNetNuke Webinar Review
So I just spent an hour attending the DotNetNuke Corporation Webinar entitled DotNetNuke Demonstration. Needless to say, I'm a fan of DotNetNuke and I can't get enough knowledge of the product. Nik began the session by defining what the product DotNetNuke is and how easy it was to design a site. He then gave a brief explanation of the community and professional version of DotNetNuke. Next, he spoke briefly of the technology used which consisted of DotNetNuke, ASP.NET, .NET. IIS, a Windows Server ......

Posted On Thursday, May 7, 2009 2:20 PM

Guess whose coming to Day of DotNetNuke?
Will Strohl was able to get Joe Brinkman from the DotNetNuke Corporation to do the Keynote at the Day of DotNetNuke to be held next month in Tampa, FL. Joe Brinkman Joe Brinkman (MVP) is a co-founder and the VP of Core Technology of DotNetNuke Corp. With over 22 years of IT experience and a Computer Science degree from the United States Naval Academy, he brings broad experience in a variety of software and hardware architectures. Joe was the CTO for DataSource Inc. where he led the development of ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 6, 2009 8:33 AM

Great communication from the DotNetNuke home office
There are two current blogs on the DNN site that is worth looking at to stay current on DotNetNuke news. One is from Scott Willhite and it includes a good outline from a recent team meeting. This is worth reading if you are looking to win a prize at the upcoming Day Of DotNetNuke. For example, in my session, I may ask true or false, DotNetNuke is planning on having a skinning contest. Or, name one of the coolest new features in DNN version 5.1. I'll have something to give out for the correct answers. ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:28 PM

Upcoming DotNetNuke Webinar
DotNetNuke Co-Founder, Nik Kalyani will be the leader for a series of Webinars. Here's the schedule: Title Time and Date Presenter Registration DotNetNuke Demonstration10 am PDT, May 7 (World Time)Nik Kalyani, Co-founderClick Here DotNetNuke Demonstration10 am PDT, May 21 (World Time)Nik Kalyani, Co-founderClick Here DotNetNuke Deep Dive10 am PDT, June 3 (World Time)TBDComing Soon Sign up & learn more from Nik. Technorati Tags: Webinar, DotNetNuke ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 1:38 PM

Got something to say about DotNetNuke?
If you do, then the call for speakers is open for the huge event called Day of DotNetNuke which is being held on Saturday, June 13 in Tampa, FL. You'll have until May 13th to submit your proposal. Here are some simple Day of DNN ground rules when thinking about and submitting your sessions: ALL sessions should related directly to and display ONLY DotNetNuke version 5 Choosing a session from the list below will increase your odds of being chosen Session ideas are very welcome Your abstract for the ......

Posted On Saturday, May 2, 2009 8:30 PM

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