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February 24, 2011

DotNetNuke Acquires Active Modules, Strengthens Content Management Software

DotNetNuke Corp, the developer of the Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft.NET (News - Alert), announced its acquisition of Active Modules, a provider of social collaboration solutions for the DotNetNuke (News - Alert) platform.

DotNetNuke is the leading Content Management System (CMS) for ASP.NET. The acquisition will increase DotNetNuke’s functionality with a cost-effective and rich social collaboration solution.

From 2004 onward, Active Modules offered e-commerce and social collaboration solutions for the DotNetNuke platform. The acquisition will pave way for DotNetNuke users to get more access to the Active Modules product features. Users will have more ability to seamlessly integrate social features into their websites.

“Today, more than ever, organizations need to maintain their presence within and market to multiple channels including the traditional open Web and the newer social and professional Webs,” said Navin Nagiah, president and CEO of DotNetNuke Corp, in a statement. “This requires a content management system that helps companies holistically manage content and their presence across these channels.”

Active Forums module is designed to allow users to build a complete online community and setup a feature-rich user forum. Most of the Active Forums technology will become open source.

Active Forums will also replace the existing DotNetNuke Forums module. With the replacement, Active Forums will be available for users of the DotNetNuke Community, Professional and Enterprise Editions.

Some Active Social functionality will be integrated into the DotNetNuke open source core framework, making it available in all DotNetNuke Editions. Some Active Social technology will be used as a basis to build new social media features for the DotNetNuke Professional and Enterprise Editions.

Recently, DotNetNuke Corp announced its support for two innovative, new products from Microsoft (News - Alert): WebMatrix and Razor. New adopters of DotNetNuke with limited technical experience can take advantage of the WebMatrix development environment to efficiently build their website.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

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