February 2009 - Posts
(originally posted here)
I'll be heading to Orlando next week for my first INETA event for 2009. I'll be presenting at the DNN User Group meeting on 3/5. If you're in the area be sure to come to the meeting, I'll have some Engage: Hunting shirts to give away (the same bright orange that were a hit in Las Vegas at Open Force!).
Here's the information about the meeting, I hope to see you there!
Speaker: Chris Hammond
Topic: Scenario based usage of the new features in DotNetNuke 5.0
When: Thursday, March 5th @ 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Inc. Corporate Office
Address: 8989 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32824
Live Map: http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=28.437205~-81.366381&style=r&lvl=15&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&where1=8989%20South%20orange%20avenue%2C%20orlando%2C%20florida&encType=1
Description: There has been a lot of talk about new features and functionality in DotNetNuke 5.0, but it is not always easy to understand how these new features may apply to your website. This session will cover a wide variety of the new features, and how they apply directly to various scenarios for DNN based websites. See the new features as they were meant to be used.
About The Speaker: Chris Hammond (DotNetNuke Core Team Member), VP of Training Services at Engage Software in St. Louis, MO
Speaker Bio: Chris Hammond is a Technical Evangelist with Engage Software (www.engagesoftware.com) in St. Louis, Missouri. Chris has worked with DotNetNuke (DNN) since its inception and been a DNN Core Team member for nearly five years. Solidifying his role within the DNN community as a leading expert and evangelist on the platform Chris has been a frequent presenter at conferences, user groups and companies around the world. Chris started the St. Louis DNN User Group (www.dnnug.com), and provides tips and tricks through his blogs at DotNetNuke.com and EngageSoftware.com. He is also an active DNN Community member, providing support in the DNN Forums. You can read more about Chris on his personal blog at www.chrishammond.com.
So DotNetNuke 5.0.1 just released, check out Joe’s blog post covering the release.
I also recorded and produced Show #2 of the DNNVoice, a weekly DotNetNuke Podcast last night covering the 5.0.1 release of DNN. You can find the latest DNNVoice here.
So over the past week I’ve spent some time putting together my first podcast, called DNNVoice. Check out http://www.dnnvoice.com/ to get the RSS feed for the podcast.
It is most definitely rough, I plan to smooth things out over time as I learn more about the process, but I wanted to go ahead and release the first show instead of trying to continually tweak it and never get a release done.
Here’s a running list of things I know I need to improve:
1. The first show is too scripted, a lot of times you can tell I’m reading, Show 2 won’t be that way :D
2. The audio was recorded at various times and levels are different, I’ll get that fixed over time as well :D
3. I don’t have enough separation for each segment, I will get sound bites figured out to break things up a bit more in future shows.
4. I left out the “Featured Topic” with all the news and discussion revolving around the latest DNN release I figured there was more than enough info for this first show.
I’m open to feedback, so please let me know what you think! I might not have the thickest of skin, but I will do my best to not be offended by feedback :)
The RSS Feed can be found at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/dnnvoice
DotNetNuke user, it doesn't necessarily represent the thoughts and opinions of the DotNetNuke Corporation, as I am not employed in anyway by the corp.
Well the time has come for the fear to strike the people. Today is the day that DotNetNuke Professional is available, and to most of you that probably looks like a day to dread. The day the music died so to speak. But have no fear, just because there is a Professional (read paid for) version of DNN available doesn't mean that the project has lost sight of its open source underpinnings.
While true, there is a paid for version available and there hasn't been before, there is now a Community version of DNN available. What does that mean? You can get the EXACT same DNN that you've always had access to by downloading the Community version. The Community Edition will continue to grow, and will be the basis for everything that is DotNetNuke. The license for the Community Edition hasn't changed, it is still as open as ever. Infact, the license on DNN allows for ANYONE to take the software and repackage and sell it under a name other than DNN, I just had a blog comment the other day from a company doing just that.
So, you might ask, why would someone want a paid for version if you can get the Community edition for free? The Professional version will offer you the following
Same day product support, performance guarantees, and copyright guarantees. (page with info about Pro). DotNetNuke Pro provides businesses with the assurance they need to run an open source application. While a lot of us (users) love open source, businesses tend to be a lot more hesitant to using an open source platform. DNN Pro is aimed at making inroads into those untapped markets, for the DNN Corporation and the rest of us. As the corporation gets strong, DotNetNuke Community Edition continues to get stronger providing a better experience and product for all of us.
So, when DotNetNuke 4.9.2 is released on Monday, you might be grabbing a new name, DotNetNuke Community Edition, but I assure you that you have nothing to fear, that product will be the very same DotNetNuke you have come to know and love (granted it will have some bug fixes in it )
After seeing so many of my DNN brethren take home awards from INETA for Q3 2008 I must say I was a little jealous. Well guess who’s an INETA Community Champion Award Winner for Q4 2008! I’ve not been quite as active over the past month with the holidays and writing the book, but I am wrapping back up my community efforts as we speak. There are some new exciting things coming down the pipe relating to DotNetNuke so stay tuned in 2009!
So what does the Community Champs Award mean? Well check it out for yourself:
The purpose of the INETA Community Champion Award program is to recognize individuals with the highest levels of contributions. Those exceptional leaders and volunteers who devote innumerable hours towards hosting user group meetings, organizing Code Camps and special events, mentoring and supporting their members, publishing newsletters, updating web sites, and the list goes on and on. The Community Champion program provides INETA with an opportunity to showcase the efforts of our user group communities as a whole as well as provide individual recognition. Recognition that we hope will open doors to networking opportunities, potential sponsors, future employers or partnerships. www.ineta.org
If you’re looking for a DotNetNuke presentation at an upcoming user group meeting be sure to get your group recognized with INETA, they provide speakers and other swag for meetings. The INETA Speaker’s Bureau is a great way to get some of the best .NET talent to come to your groups to give presentations, and you know who just happens to be on the Speakers Bureau!
Thanks to Everyone in the DotNetNuke community for helping me along the way!