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Version 5.0 is finally released and available for download at their site. Simply login and click on the Download icon to find it. DotNetNuke 5.x is the "next generation" development branch of the DotNetNuke web application framework. DotNetNuke 5.x is available as a general public release which means it can reliably be used in a production environment. Self promotion: If you need a book to help you learn then you can pre-order the DotNetNuke version 5 book from Wrox which I co-authored with Darrell ...
Who would every believe that our local DotNetNuke user group membership would reach 100 online users. During the summer of 2007, I wanted to start a local DotNetNuke user group in our area. I first went to the DotNetNuke site and clicked on the Join A User Group Today link. At that location, you can find a local existing user group or start your own. We started our meetings on a Saturday after I constantly polled new members as to when they wanted to have a meeting. You can't please everyone on a ...
Hosting Your Own Websites For years now I’ve been building our company websites on external hosting systems. The problem has always been that I have limited control over the hosting environment. During the past year my host has been webhost4life and they do a good job of providing services including DotNetNuke but my desire to host multiple websites made hosting in-house more and more attractive. I’ve accumulated 18 domain names from Network Solutions over the years and I really wanted to build sites ...
Learn how to make it better by attending next week's Orlando DotNetNuke User Group Meeting. Microsoft MVP Consumer Security (2004-2009), Janie Whitty, aka Calamity Jane, will be speaking about Malware and how it affects you and your customers. Janie is best known by her username Calamity Jane in PC Security circles. She specializes in HijackThis logs analysis and malware removal/prevention and PC security as an Independent Consultant for Lavasoft (makers of Ad-Aware SE) and is a Forum Administrator ...
First of all, as a computer science trainer for many years, I'm biased to classroom training. As a trainer, you can see someone's eyes and determine if your students are learning concepts that you are teaching. I will adjust my presentation if needed so that the majority of the audience understands. There's always that minority that needs more help. Also, as a student, getting one on one help is the best way to learn. However, as you might know, there might not be a class in what you need to learn ...
Ok, so this probably doesn't happen often, where some code doesn't know on what server or database it is operating on, but needs to know this information... To be honest, I created this as I was able to logon to someone's DotNetNuke site as an admin, but did not have direct access to the website files. The site owner asked where the database resided. So I went to the Host->SQL menu option, which lets you run dynamic sql against your database. And I typed this command in to discover the server ...
Will Strohl was on twitter to hear the news announced from Joe Brinkman. DotNetNuke Corporation Raises Series A Capital It will be interesting to see what the future holds for DotNetNuke and I'm sure it will only get better with this new funding. Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke ...
Will Strohl did a great job hosting the Orlando DotNetNuke User Group meeting last night at ABC Fine Wines & Spirits Office in Orlando, FL. I left early for the meeting because I had no clue how long it would take to get across town during rush hour. I managed to get lost and called Will for help. I hate getting lost! In any event, it was a great meeting. David Bayer who is a search engine guru spoke about how he was using DotNetNuke with his clients.He spoke about innovative uses of the DNN ...
I've been so busy with writing my chapters for the DotNetNuke 5 book that I missed the last meeting. I'll be there tonight! David Bayer will speak about innovative uses of the DNN technology and share his story of how to leverage rapid site deployment and skinning to build a network of owned and operated sites, and how DNN is ideal for this. There may also be some discussion around implementing search friendly architecture and url structure within the DNN framework. Hope to see you there ...
There's a great line up of some Florida speakers coming to the MSDN Developers Conference next month at the Rosen Hotel across from the Convention Center. The line up includes well known Joe Healy and Russ Fustino speaking along with XNA, Silverlight expert Bill Reiss, my fellow co author of the DotNetNuke book, Stan Schultes, Academic Relations Manager for msft, Dan Waters. There are other Florida pro's like Bayer White , Christopher Bennage, and Joe Homnick that I hope I get to meet as well. Hope ...
This was announced at Open Force: DotNetNuke Corporation Announces DotNetNuke® Professional Edition Commercially supported distribution of award-winning open source Web application framework will be available soon read more... Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke®,Open Force ...
Looks like the DotNetNuke Open Force Connection is a successful event this week in Las Vegas. Bloggers have been writing daily about what's going on. My writing colleagues, Darrell Hardy and Ryan Morgan are there. Ryan is also doing a presentation on skinning. There are several key interviews that are happening this week at the conference. The big news is that DotNetNuke version 5.0 RC2 can now be downloaded by everyone to take a look. Don't plan on using it for production. Looks like it might be ...
So I'm sitting in the speaker room at DevConnections ... watching the big named folks work their way through picking up the speaker goodies. I'm not supposed to drop names, but I've seen several INETA speakers so far. I flew into town with DotNetNuke expert and INETA speaker Chris Hammond. Should be a good week. Technorati Tags: Conferences,DevConnections ...
Will Strohl whose the new President of the Orlando DotNetNuke User Group has created a series of videos to help users in the DotNetNuke community. Here's the list: What Is DotNetNuke®? - In this video, I attempt to give a brief overview of what DotNetNuke® is, and what it can do for you. DotNetNuke® Tour - An overview of some of the most common DotNetNuke® features. DotNetNuke® Terminology - Learn some of the "lingo" you might see used on the DotNetNuke® forums or documentation. Where Do I Download ...
Fellow writer on the new DotNetNuke version 5 book, Ryan Morgan, is starting to blog about using widgets in your skins and he explains the new tokens used in skinning. There are some changes in the skinning process that Ryan talks about in his blog that you should check out. Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke, skinning, Cambrian, Ryan Morgan ...
(Sorry A blog post in Dutch about a software conference in the Netherlands) Vandaag (Maandag 6 okt) waren we met z'n 3 afgereisd naar het pittoreske Noordwijkerhout waar de SDN Conference werd gehouden, oftewel SDC. Op de SDC waren sessies over bijv .NET, Information worker, DotNetNuke, Delphi, Database, Architecture en User eXperience. De sessie waar ik vooral naar toe was gegaan waren de .NET/Architecture sessies. Voor vandaag stonden voor mij de volgende sessies op het programma. Ik zal niet te ...
According to Joe Brinkman from DNN Corp, the new version of DotNetNuke will incorporate jQuery. Microsoft has already announced that jQuery will be in the next version of Visual Studio. The new version of DNN will include widgets which are JavaScript widgets. This is new to the framework and won't be available right away according to Joe. Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke, jQuery ...
ODUG Vice President Kurt Amstutz will be talking about the recently released Map Module at next Tuesday's Orlando DotNetNuke User Group meeting. I've been busy writing my chapters for the DotNetNuke 5 book and didn't make the last meeting. I'll be at this one. I recruited Kurt last spring to put this presentation on. Here's some information on the module: The DotNetNuke® Map Module project is an initiative crafted from very popular smash up DotNetNuke® Map Module, originally called GoMap. The module, ...
Yes, you can save this much if you pre-purchase the Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET (Paperback) book by Shaun Walker (Author), Brian Scarbeau (Author), Darrell Hardy (Author), Stan Schultes (Author), Ryan Morgan (Author) The book is in the pre-edit phase and we all are wrapping up our final chapter. As you can see, Wrox already has the book up on Amazon's site ready to sell. It's worth waiting for. Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke, Wrox, ASP.NET, Open Source, ...
I’ve just set up WLW at work to take advantage of blogging in a very nice interface and to make the best use of the new WTFNext. I do apologize to those of you who are getting this content and being generally disappointed by the lack of context, but I’m getting myself familiar with GWB and how I can make the most of it. The hope with this post is that I’ll get my tag cloud started, just by incorporating Technorati tags at the bottom. From what I understand thanks to JJulian, the tag cloud should ...
I'm about to set up a new website, powered by DotNetNuke (my favourite CMS at the moment, mainly because it's free), and I want to install a Counter-Strike game server onto the same machine. I also want a little module that will show visitors to my site how many people are logged onto the CS server and some basic stats. Sounds simple right? The problem is that when Counter-Strike server is installed, the database name is generated at random. So I can't create a connection string that points to a ...
Hi guys, Well, the portfolio page has changed a bit! I've added this really cool Javascript effect known as FancyZoom, and extended to work with Prototype and Scriptaculous. As an aside, DotNetNuke has native compatibility with two Javascript/AJAX frameworks - Project Atlas (or ASP.NET AJAX) and Prototype, but can't be made to work with any other frameworks like Mootools, jQuery and so on. Funky little way of saving space on the page with a nice UI effect. Only downside is no AJAX, but DNN works ...
If this posts, then I've successfully installed a very funky little module on the DotNetNuke framework, called metaPost, which provides Metaweblog API functionality to the DotNetNuke Blog module! It means that I can use Windows Live Writer, or even Microsoft Word, to post direct to my blog(s)! Anyone running a blog on DNN needs to give this module a try, at least until the DotNetNuke core team build Metaweblog API functionality into the Blog module (which is planned as part of a future release, but ...
Hi everyone, Firstly, welcome to my new blog! It's been a couple of weeks getting round to finishing off the template design (from 4templates.com) and configuring it to use with DotNetNuke, but I think you'll agree that the finished product is worth the wait. If you haven't read about me before, check out my bio page, and feel free to contact me with any questions on anything I post, or, if you think my skills are up to scratch, to talk business with me. Benjamin ...
One word - don't. I have just done the upgrade myself (from 4.8.4 to 4.9.0) to find that a lot of functionality has changed - core underlying cache module (and individual per-module cache controls), some URL rewriting stuff has been fixed (I am writing a URL rewriter for DotNetNuke, but in the meantime am using the free Friendly URL Rewriter by Bruce Chapman of iFinity Solutions, OZ. The new default skin is much nicer though - certainly helps with inspiring one's own ideas. Speaking of which, what ...
From their site: ALERT!!! - Campus will be closed which means that the TechFest is postponed, we will try to have reschedule but not until 2009 at the soonest. Thank you all for being part of the Houston TechFest. This is disappointing as I was really looking forward to it. However, I fully understand as ConocoPhillips, my employer, has closed the Houston offices because of Ike as well. I hope everyone ends up OK and this ends up just being precautionary. I will make sure to attend the Houston Techfest ...
Michael Washington on Silverlight Desktop for DNN, Corey Schuman with Play/Paus button, Shawn Wildermuth on Project Rosetta, Koen Zwikstra on disposing of objects, Mike Snow on Full-screen mode and creating shadows, and Ken with XAML on demand. Shawn Wildermuth uploaded a new version of the code for his SL2/Data Services article on MSDN. Shawn also announed the addition of my friend Erik Mork to the staff of Silverlight Tour... now that's advantageous for all involved, and congratulations to both ...
It’s been almost an year, The "Houston Tech Fest" came again! Contrary to last year, this year there are several Non-Microsoft tracks added to the event. Overall there are 1) 3 .NET tracks 2) 3 Java tracks 3) 2 General tracks 4) a special Silverlight track 5) 1 Security track 6) Alt.net track If you are nearby Houston, this is one of the cool event to attend to know your community. Register now, if you haven't so far! Looking at the agenda, you can see SOGETI presenting in every time slot 11:30 AM ...
The second annual Houston TechFest is coming up on September 13 at the University of Houston. If you are in Houston on the surrounding (huge) area and would like to come and geek out you should sign up. Last I heard from the organizer, there were 500 signed up to attend. This year there is a great cast of speakers including my buddies Christian Thilmany (Microsoft), David Walker (SharePoint MVP), John Cook (Virtualization MVP and SQL Guru) and Tim Rayburn (Biztalk MVP). I am doing two sessions this ...
The Omaha Nebraska school system uses open source DotNetNuke for all of their school portals and for the district as well. Their technology site lists who the staff is along with help on using DotNetNuke modules and they list outstanding websites that are used in the district as well. I was quite impressed with how school were using DotNetNuke to create their web portals. I was equally impressed with the support these schools get with their Tech Department. Way to go Omaha! Technorati Tags: open ...
Last month, an editor from Wrox book asked me if I was interested in writing a book on the new version of DotNetNuke which is still in beta. I really don't have the time to do a complete book (who does?) so I asked Darrell Hardy from Hardy Consulting, Tracy Wittenkeller from t-worx, and Microsoft MVP, Stan Schultes to help write some chapters. We all have signed contracts, gone to the photographer for our cover picture, and are diving into the new version of DotNetNuke to write our chapters. Our ...

Too bad because you missed out on a great event. Here's the link to all the presentations including my presentation on using DotNetNuke with your students.

I've kicked this idea around a bit in email with some devs. Silverlight Cream needs some updating, but it's going to have to wait until after I get done with both these book chapters... it's MUCH more effort than writing on my site! Meanwhile, in discussion with Michael Washington of Adefwebserver.com, and the fun new Silverlight Desktop, Michael graciously offered to host a SilverlightCream forum! Secretly, I think he's trying to get me to start looking at DNN, but don't tell him I said that :) ...
At the Marriott Hotel in San Antonio, TX, there were close to 200 teachers from across the world attending the annual Computer Science Teachers Association Symposium. I have been fortunate to attend this event in the past as an attendee and as a speaker and I always look forward to it every year. I enjoy meeting new teachers and talking to them about what they are doing in the class. I also enjoy seeing old friends and the opportunity to learn something new at this event. My presentation was on Web ...
On Saturday, I'll be speaking to a group of teachers about how I use the open source portal DotNetNuke in my class. The event takes place in San Antonio and is sponsored by the Computer Science Teachers Association. The Computer Science & Information Technology Symposium provides professional development opportunities for high school and middle school computer science and computer applications teachers who need practical, relevant information to help them prepare their students for the future. ...
Close to 200 registered for the Sunday DotNetNuke OpenForce 08 event today that took place in between the Tech Ed events held at the Orlando Convention Center. Who ever said Geeks take Sunday off? DotNetNukers came from all over including Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New York and as far as Pakistan to attend this FREE event hosted by the local Orlando DotNetNuke user group. What's even crazy is that these people who traveled this distance weren't going to TECH ED but just coming for the DotNetNuke track ...
Updated: 2008-06-10 The first Teched Tweener weekend aka ]InBetween[ was put together by our Developer Evangilist, Joe Healy and the Florida community leaders. The event was two days held on June 7/8, 2008 between the Developer and ITPro weeks of Teched in Orlando. We had nine rooms to utilize and Joe asked a number of people to lead specific tracks which included .NET Code Camp, Day of Silverlight, Agile Camp, RoboCamp, ITPro Camp, SQL University, ToolShed, Office Communications Server University, ...
The Microsoft Community event had a great opening today at the Orlando Convention Center where Tech Ed has been going on all week. As I arrived and drove past the convention center, I noticed the lack of Microsoft advertising outside the building. In past years, you would see Microsoft plastered all over the place like on busses, light poles, and outside the building. I wasn't sure why. What was nice about this event was that Joe Healy, the Florida Microsoft evangelist, was all over the place making ...
Joe Healy, the Microsoft genius, who has planned this upcoming weekend In Between Events, asked for a head count from all of us who have planned events for this coming weekend. I was asked some time ago to head up the DotNetNuke Events for the day and we have 173 coming to that event. The room sits 210 so we have room for more! There will be over 1200 coming for the Saturday and Sunday events. Check out the inbetween site to see what's going on. This event is free and the only thing you need to pay ...
]inbetween[ - Microsoft Commmunity Summit 2008 - June 7 and 8 - Orlando, FL So what is it? Basically, the Florida User Group Communities were asked what would they do with the Orlando Convention Center for a weekend? What they came up with was a FREE weekend with loads with loads of great content. A few people and I are also in charge of OpenSpace; I will be at the registration table all day. OpenSpace OpenSpace in a few words is - huge area to give a presentation and have a group discussion. We ...
So, if you happen to be in town (Orlando,FL) for pleasure, business or for the Tech Ed event, you must put the DotNetNuke Open Force Event on your calendar for Sunday, June 8th at the Orlando Convention Center. There will be sessions on how to learn DotNetNuke, how to install, how to skin, how to secure your site and on the newest version of DotNetNuke aka Cambrian. Finally, get your questions answered by the developers of DotNetNuke. Yes, Shaun Walker, Nik Kalyani, Scott Willhite and Joe Brinkman ...
Michael Washington with Silverlight Desktop and SL Resizable, Draggable WIndows, Lee on Changing Itemtemplate to show details, BBC SL Zoom and WOW, and Jeff Paries Timeline Infographic. Sorry for an edit on this, I know it pushes it again. I was going to leave the date alone, but dang... I miss-typed Silverlight... lol From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Desktop Michael Washington has been busy with Silverlight 2. This was actually his second submittal. He has opened a new site named SilverlightDesktop.net ...
I was honored to be able to attend the first meeting of the Bahams .net (www.bahanet.org) user group in Nassau last week. Kyle Baly (http://codebetter.com/blog... organized the meeting held at a local comany IPBS. Fairly small group but that is ok! None of them knew what to expect and surprisingly none of them were there due to a direct contact with Kyle but because someone told them about it. After getting them warmed up to what was possible in learning, business networking and socializing, ...
The Orlando DotNetNuke User Group had a geat meeting on Saturday. The morning started early when Mike Webb and Dave Dyer made the trip in for 10 am from Vero Beach to Orlando. Dave was going to update the older version of DotNetNuke that Lake Highland Prep had running on their server to the current version and he wanted to view everything first before he started the intallation process. Dave had started the install process and just ran into one problem regarding the new folder structure and was able ...
Michael Washington on DNN SL Users, Florian Kruesch with a Triangle control for 3D, Bill Reiss on HSL color, Jaime Rodriguez on Installing SL, Tim Rule with an Inner Glow application, Somasegar on PopFly Game Creator, and Jeff Brand on SL Streaming Content. I believe I've caught up with myself on Silverlight blogs on SilverlightCream. I haven't cleared out doubles or dead sites yet. If you are not on there and want to be, send me an email! From SilverlightCream.com: DotNetNuke Silverlight Users Michael ...
Joe Healy from Microsoft saw an opportunity to have a local event in Orlando, FL during the weekend of Tech Ed. This event is going to be big! It's being held at the Orlando Convention Center near the airport and all the local attractions. It's jam packed with technology events in just 2 days and best of all it's FREE. Joe asked me to head up the DotNetNuke track for Sunday, June 8th and I was able to get some great local speakers for the event. Mike Webb from DNNSPIRED.com volunteered to host the ...
First off it rocked...Special thanks to Lee Brandt, Blake Thiess, Joe Loux, Timothy Wright, and John Alexander. These guys were my teammates and what I would consider some of my new friends. They are some of the best band-mates a girl could ask for in Rockband also. So here is a little bit of my experience in general: I was looking forward to this event for a month. I was incredibly excited, because I love helping a good cause and felt like I had not done enough to give back to the community. I love ...
These are the final teams who volunteered this weekend at the Coders4Charities event. Many thanks to all who showed up to help! Charity Name: Boy Scout Troop 813 Needs: A basic website to announce activities, give information, and promote Scouting. We would like to be able to update it remotely by authorized users. We must follow BSA guidelines to ensure we protect the identity of our Scouts. Team Lead: Lee Brandt Team Members: Becky Isserman Blake Theiss Joe Loux Timothy Wright Charity Name: Berean ...
This year, US Teched will be held in Orlando starting on June 2nd with the developer week and continuing the following week for IT Pros… So it happens that the Orange County Convention Center is available and as many of you already know, the Florida people are putting together a number of things that include SQL, DotNet University, DotNetNuke, etc.. AND a Florida Code Camp which Shervin and I are heading up. This is the first “tweener” weekend and may end up being a major event in and of itself. ...
Ola Karlsson on SL/HTML, Michael Washington with a SL2 Toolbar, Pete Brown with a Chat Client, LeeOnTech on StoryBoards in DataTemplate, Robby Ingebretsen with SL2 Kaxaml, Cheryl (SilvelrightSDK) on the Popup Control, and Frank LaVigne on Cross Domain Proxy's and his Policy File Checker Utility. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight on top of HTML Ola Karlsson sent me this one while I was at the Summit, and am finally getting to it. This is a nice step-by-step explanation of using SL over HTML. ...