Newly Released DotNetNuke 7.0 Helps Organizations Save Time, Reduce Costs and Develop Advanced Web Applications
SAN MATEO, CA, Nov 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
DotNetNuke Corp. (DNN), the company behind the most widely adopted
Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft .NET, today announced
general availability of its highly anticipated DNN 7.0 release. DNN
7.0 makes creating and managing content-rich websites, social
intranets and online communities easier than ever, with benefits for
enterprises, web content editors, developers and web designers alike.
DNN 7.0's completely redesigned interface is designed to be usable by
the most non-technical staff members on a web team. A new, elegantly
organized control panel allows users to bookmark frequently used
controls, as well as to drag and drop modules onto a page. A
streamlined installer makes it easier to get started while providing
easy access to advanced configuration features.
"The new interface will make it much easier for our more than 300
content contributors to update their web pages and sites on over 100
city and county web portals. We especially like DNN 7.0's ability to
easily share modules between sites, which should make our job of
building and maintaining content much easier," said Brad Laing,
manager of custom application support, City and County of Denver.
"The new support for Microsoft's latest and most advanced ASP.Net
technologies will also enable us to more easily build custom
applications that our users want and need."
DNN 7.0's features enable a broad range of users to be more
Web content editors: A rich text editor with a new auto-save and
recover feature prevents editors from losing their work. It also
enables them to easily track content changes and compare versions of
both rich text and HTML content. DNN 7.0 allows modules to be shared
between multiple DotNetNuke websites for greater consistency and ease
Enterprises: DNN 7.0 makes it easier for enterprise users to log in
to their DotNetNuke sites with new support for Active Directory
authentication. It also now enables bi-directional support for
popular Microsoft SharePoint Lists, which are used widely by
businesses to improve operations, promote team project
collaborations, keep employees up to date on current business
projects and tasks, manage employees more effectively, and improve
Developers: Web developers can build and expose secure web services
through the DNN Services Framework, which is now based on Microsoft's
web API. Data access has been simplified through the introduction of
a micro-ORM, allowing simpler and more elegant database interactions
with less code. ASP.NET Razor is now optimized for developing dynamic
extensions, combining code and content in a fluid and expressive
manner. The included jQuery, jQueryUI and Knockout.js libraries make
it even easier for developers to consume Web services and create
modern, interactive client-side applications. The newest release has
graduated to ASP.NET 4.0 as its baseline platform requirement but is
also fully compatible with latest-generation Microsoft technology
including Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, IIS8, ASP.NET 4.5, Visual
Studio 2012 and SQL Server 2012.
Designers: An overhauled Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) foundation
makes it easier for designers to create beautiful and engaging
websites, enabling improved cross-browser compatibility, extending
standards compliance and increasing site performance. Additionally,
DNN 7.0 includes standard form patterns that designers can reuse or
extend to build frequently used user-interface elements.
"Marketers today need an advanced web content management platform
that combines robust web app development with a comprehensive suite
of social collaboration features," said Melissa Webster, program vice
president, Content and Digital Technologies, IDC. "At the same time,
the Web content management solution needs to integrate and
interoperate with the organization's IT architecture. For .NET users,
that means a Web content management solution that supports
Microsoft's most recent suite of product releases."
"We are extremely pleased with the strong market reception to our
latest major release, as we have worked hard to deliver a product
that provides enormous value to our community and commercial
customers," said Shaun Walker, co-founder and CTO of DotNetNuke.
"With DNN 7.0, we are providing a user interface and user experience
that we believe will make using DotNetNuke more intuitive and
approachable. At the same time, we have upgraded the platform to
provide site designers and application developers with our most
modern and advanced development platform to date."
-- Learn more about DNN 7.0.
-- Click here to watch Shaun Walker's DNN 7.0 Webinar
-- Watch Shaun Walker's DNN World Keynote here.
About DotNetNuke Corp.
DotNetNuke software is used by developers,
designers and business people to quickly build and easily maintain
websites of all kinds. DotNetNuke is the most widely deployed Web CMS
native to the .NET platform -- more than 700,000 websites have been
deployed worldwide using our products. Our online store speeds up
this process by offering thousands of apps and add-ons that quickly
and easily extend our product. Thousands of organizations like True
Value Hardware, Bose, Cornell University, Glacier Water, Dannon,
Delphi, USAA, NASCAR, Northern Health, and the City of Denver have
leveraged DNN to deploy highly engaging business critical websites.
There have been over 7 million downloads of our open source project,
which fuels an active global community one million strong. The rapid
growth of our commercial products resulted in DotNetNuke Corp. being
named as one of the fastest growing private companies in America by
Inc. Magazine in 2011 and 2012. Founded in 2006 and funded by Sierra
Ventures, August Capital and Pelion Venture Partners, DotNetNuke
Corp. is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in
Vancouver and Amsterdam.
DotNetNuke(R) and DNN(R) are registered trademarks of DNN Corp. All
other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the
sole property of their respective owners.
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