July 2011 - Posts
In case you didn’t hear, DotNetNuke 6 was released yesterday. In preparation for the release I went up to our Engineering office in Langley Canada (I work out of our San Mateo, California office) to sit down with some of our developers and have them do some demonstrations of some of the new features in DotNetNuke 6.
These are all relatively short videos, with the goal of them being under 10 minutes, one or two is slightly longer than that. They are all free to watch! Here’s a listing of those videos, and URLs to them in the DotNetNuke Video Library. In no particular order.
DotNetNuke 6 RadEditor Changes - In this video Scott Schlesier provides you an overview of some of the RadEditor changes in DotNetNuke 6.
DotNetNuke 6 Extension Manager - In this video Charles Nurse provides an introduction to the DotNetNuke 6 Extension Manager, which allows you to install modules, providers, skins, and other extensions. You can also browse extensions from an online catalog.
DotNetNuke 6 Daylight Savings Time Changes - In this video Ash Prasad provides you an overview of the DotNetNuke 6 Daylight Savings Time changes and how they impact a portal, a user, and developers.
DotNetNuke 6 Folder Provider - In this video Ash Prasad gives you an overview of the new Folder Provider in DotNetNuke 6, specifically the Amazon S3 and Windows Azure providers available with DotNetNuke Professional Edition.
DotNetNuke 6 Log4View Overview - In this video Keivan Beigi provides an overview of some of the new logging capabilities in DotNetNuke 6 using Log4View.
DotNetNuke 6 Pages Administration Overview - In this video Ash Prasad shows you an overview of the new Page Administration capabilities in DotNetNuke 6.
DotNetNuke 6 SharePoint Integration Overview - In this video Keivan Beigi demonstrates the new SharePoint integration available in DotNetNuke 6 Enterprise Edition
Installing DotNetNuke 6 on Windows 7 with SQL 2008 - In this video Chris Hammond goes through Installing DotNetNuke 6 on Windows 7 with SQL 2008.
Big thangs baby, today is a big day in the world of .NET. DotNetNuke 6 has been released. I won’t go into all of the details, Joe Brinkman has done that with a blog post over on DotNetNuke.com, but I will cover some of the highlights.
First though, a little Too Short – Big Thangs (lyrics NSFW, and may be offensive, it is rap, get over it)
So what is new in DotNetNuke 6?
We’re talking a Major UI overhaul, the interface for adding pages, managing pages, editing content, adding modules, has all been overhauled in this release.
C# baby, that’s right, DotNetNuke 6 is released completely in C#. No more VB.Net for the core. That doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to develop your custom extensions in VB, you can! If you’re looking to do custom development check out my custom Visual Studio templates http://christoctemplate.codeplex.com
Integrated Extension purchasing from the Store, now, within DotNetNuke you can search SnowCovered.com and download/install modules! Your very own application/extension store built into your website.
SharePoint support, with DotNetNuke Enterprise we now have support for integration with SharePoint, allowing you to continue to use SP to manage your documents, and DotNetNuke to expose them to the web.
Those are just a few of the items, there are a ton of other features! Head on over to Joe’s blog for more details on DotNetNuke 6.
As with all upgrades, you should be sure to back up your existing site and database just in case. I would recommend doing the upgrade in a test environment first just to make sure! Check out the DotNetNuke Wiki for upgrade steps.
I received an email earlier this week from a company called the MarketGraphics Research Group. They are looking to fill an “Advanced Programmer and Analyst” position, I am assuming out of their Franklin Tennessee office.
If you’re a DotNetNuke developer, or able to quickly get up and running on DotNetNuke (check out the DotNetNuke Training Subscription if you need to get up to speed) you should give the position a gander.
I’ve uploaded a PDF with the job description that they provided, you can download it here. If you are interested in the position you can get in touch with them at www.mgresearch.net
Disclaimer: I don’t know anything about this company other than what I read on the internet. I am just providing a free service (with no warranty of any type) to companies looking to fill DotNetNuke related jobs. If you pursue such a job, you do so at your own free will. If you are interested in getting your job posted fill out the Contact form on the About page.
So this year will be my 3rd year, (would be my 4th if I hadn’t bailed at the last minute on year 1), that I will be speaking at the St. Louis Day(s) of .Net. If you haven’t been to the STLDODN you should definitely check it out. It is a great two day event, and at $125 (if you register by 7/8/2011) the price can hardly be beat!
The event is being held this year on August 5th and 6th, 2011. Again at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, MO, about 10 minutes from where I used to live (two moves ago now).
I’m going to be giving a couple of sessions this year, and while the schedule isn’t posted yet, I will be there both days for sure. You can check out my speaker page on the website for the full listing, but here’s a quick overview of what I’m presenting.
Introduction to Netduino (I’m super stoked about this one, if you haven’t seen a Netduino in action yet you have to come to this!)
My other two sessions are sessions that should appeal to a wide audience as well. They are
Custom MSBuild Tasks to Automate Your Project Development
Optimizing your ASP.NET Web Site, I’ve Got the Need for Speed
You wouldn’t think it by reading the title, but if you know who I work for, you’ll understand that they are both based on DotNetNuke. That being said, the topics presented will be applicable to all types of applications and projects, not just DotNetNuke.
I hope to see some of my St. Louis friends out at the event, and also some new DotNetNuke and non-DotNetNuke faces!
Also, if you are a DotNetNuke fan, or want to be one, be sure to check out http://dotnetnukeworld.dotnetnuke.com to find out information about our upcoming DotNetNuke Conference in November in Orlando!