June 2011 - Posts
DotNetNuke 6 is coming, DotNetNuke 6 is coming! That’s right, we’re getting close, close enough that we had our first “beta” for DNN6 today. While we’ve had a couple of CTP (community technology preview) releases, the beta today has quite a bit of things wrapped up and addressed.
There are a number of new things coming in DotNetNuke 6, and rather than try to explain them all I’ll point you to Joe Brinkman’s blog post from this morning.
The biggest thing is that most of the Admin and Module settings have seen a massive overhaul. Ideally, your website, to your visitors, shouldn’t change when you upgrade DotNetNuke (unless of course you want to make changes to your modules and use new features) but admins get to see all sorts of different things now, making administration of the platform easier to handle.
At this point we don’t promise an upgrade path from this beta to the released version of DNN6 in late July, so I wouldn’t recommend installing this on a production site right now, but I would encourage you to test out an upgrade in a test environment. If you run into any trouble please be sure to post in the forums so we can try to assist and address any issues before release!
If you are in the mid west and looking for a new job, you should check out this position with United Benefit Advisors. They are looking for a developer to work with DotNetNuke on a variety of projects. You can find out more information on their Monster Listing, or via the Forum post on DotNetNuke.com.
About the Job
Are you an experienced technology professional looking for a full-time, permanent position in an organization that is team-focused and collaborative? United Benefit Advisors, a premier national benefits advisory firm, is hiring a new Web Developer. You will be responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of web applications and websites, as well as production of e-publications and online content. You will assist UBA Members with technical support of proprietary technology tools and e-publications and will work closely with our IT and Marketing staff.
You must be high energy, have a team mentality, and a passion to dive in to get the work done. If you think you have what it takes to provide exceptional service to our 140+ member firms, go to http://ubajobs.iapplicants.com and apply for the Web Developer position to initiate the process.
You will design, build and implement new web pages and websites using DotNetNuke; integrate sites with back-end applications; and perform day-to-day administration and production of the organization’s web-based and e-publication portfolio. You will execute web-based development projects, including intranet and internet, and diagnose and troubleshoot problems with existing web applications and websites. You will identify, recommend and prioritize new web features and applications in conjunction with UBA leadership and staff. Assisting marketing staff with production of recurring web–based programs and deliverables, auditing online content and formatting new e-publications will be key responsibilities for you.
We are looking for a self-motivated, independent, bright, articulate professional who is collaborative and can work independently. Adaptability, accuracy, attention to detail and a strong focus on customer service are a must.
• Knowledge of database development, including Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
• Thorough understanding of application development methodologies.
• Comprehensive experience with structuring, developing, and implementing interactive web applications and websites.
• BS in computer science and 3+ years related work experience.
• A strong understanding of DotNetNuke.
• Experience with computer graphic and multimedia design.
• Experience with search engine optimization and website statistics analysis solutions.
• Knowledge and experience with Open Web Studio.
If you are interested in presenting a session (or three) at DotNetNuke World in Orlando in November time is running out to get your sessions submitted!
You have until June 8th to get them in. Even if you haven’t spoken at a DotNetNuke Conference in the past we are looking for new talent, new ideas, and new topics!
So head on over to the speaker submission page and get started, obviously the more sessions you submit the better your chances are for being picked!
DotNetNuke World is November 9th through 11th, 2011, and will be held in Orlando Florida. What happened to DotNetNuke Connections? Well, while doing the conference in Las Vegas the past few years, we’ve grown up, and it’s time to do our own show! Having our own show, and having it in Orlando offers a lot of benefits. 1) It’s far cheaper for you to attend compared to Las Vegas. 2) it is easily accessible for our DotNetNuke user’s in Europe. 3) You can easily turn it into a family vacation, as I hear there are a few things that families might be interested in around there.
We will once again have some pre-conference training available, the topics and registration information for those will be announced within the next couple of weeks.