August 2007 - Posts
Engage Software has just launched another website. The new site is a portal for The Ticket Guys (www.theticketguys.com). It is built using the DotNetNuke portal framework, though we had to develop new modules and enhance existing modules to get all of the desired functionality on the site. So if you're looking for St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, or Boston Red Sox tickets be sure to check The Ticket Guys.
Some of the modules in use on the site include the following: A new Content Rotator Module that we will be making available for purchase at www.engagemodules.com next month. We're also using a module to offer Live Chat services on the website. The shopping cart is a fully custom solution also utilizing web services. Other enhancements to the site include customization to the DNN Search as well as new advanced search features. There is also a custom newsfeed ticker implementation using some ComponentArt controls. Finally we have setup custom skin objects to manage the printer friendly and send to a friend functions on the site.
To learn more about Engage Software, the DotNetNuke Specialists, please visit our website at www.engagesoftware.com
DotNetNuke.com has launched a new Beta Testing program for the 4.6 release of DNN. If you've got an account on DotNetNuke.com head to this Beta Testing Program page, if you don't, head on over and register!
Here's a quick list of why you should go to the OpenForce07 conference in Las Vegas in November 2007! Feel free to copy the list and create your own.
OpenForce07 is the first DotNetNuke specific conference
Vegas Baby, Vegas
Meet the Core Team
I'll be there!
It's Vegas, how can you say no?
Don't forget, if you can't make it to Vegas you should try to make it to OpenForce Europe in September!
Registration is open, so start bugging your bosses, get them to foot the bill for your trip! It will be a great time for anyone who uses DotNetNuke, either as an administrator, content editor, or developer. There is plenty of information to learn with the best resources in the business there to learn it from!
I will not buy an IPhone! I don't care how many people in my office buy one. I will not IPhone, even though my blackjack sucks lately and drops calls like a Yankees outfielder.
Well, I was going to do a quick post about my trip, though I can't say who I was training I did have a good time up here in Chicago!
It looks like my post may be quicker than expected as my battery is about to die sitting here in the airport. Rather than hunt for an outlet I think I'll read my new Dale Brown book for a while, and of course listen to my Zune! More on my trip tomorrow when I get back to St. Louis and the office.
Here is more information about our DotNetNuke Training services. You can also see an ongoing blog post as I list off various topics that we offer DotNetNuke Training in.
Nik made a post about a new program over on DotNetNuke.com today, DotNetNuke Careers. Currently there are a bunch of jobs from Robert Half listed, not to sound too cynical, but I hope it turns out to be something other than just a place for recruiting companies to post their billions of available positions. Personally, I'd much rather see single jobs available from individual companies, rather than recruiters looking to fill a million bland positions. I'm not looking, I love my work at Engage Software, but it is interesting to see who is hiring for cool positions and to see what DotNetNuke jobs are available.
Sometime last month I reinstalled Windows Vista. I put Vista on my machine (after removing it for XP in early spring) because I wanted to be able to edit HD video in Windows Movie Maker.
Shortly after I reinstalled Vista IE7 began to hang whenever it would load. MSN Messenger would also hang up. I think, but am not positive, this was all related to installed Real Player. I hate Real Player, with a passion, but I had a special requirement that I needed to install it for.
Because IE7 quit working I started using FireFox, which worked alright, but I'm a Microsoft kinda guy, so I had to figure out how to get my IE7 and Messenger working again.
After a few minutes of digging around a found a page for Troubleshooting IE7 on Windows Vista, from there I found a blurb/link about resetting IE7. I clicked on the link, and low and behold, I tried what it instructed, and boom IE7 works again! Now, time to reinstall Live Messenger and see if that works again too!
I also think it'll fix my Zune Marketplace issues I've been having ever since IE7 died.
Here's a link to the KB article I used to fix IE7 on Windows Vista