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DotNetNuke Combines WCMS with Powerful Enterprise Social Capabilities That Drive Increased Revenue and Lower Costs for Customers

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  • 5/30/2012

Next Generation Social CMS Enables Internal Social Collaboration and External Communities Fully Integrated with Robust Web Platform

San Mateo, CA – May 30, 2012 – DotNetNuke Corp. today announced the immediate availability of DotNetNuke (DNN) 6.2, a social CMS that provides organizations the tools they need to easily configure and deploy powerful internal social collaboration solutions and online communities for customers, partners and employees. This latest version of DotNetNuke builds on the already strong Web Content Management System (WCMS) capabilities that have made it the leading Web content solution in the Microsoft ecosystem. The new release allows businesses to quickly build internal social networks to improve collaboration, communication and employee productivity. It also facilitates the creation of external communities that turn customers into advocates, lowering support costs and increasing revenue opportunities.

“As one of the most popular independent websites in Canada, we needed a web content solution that seamlessly supported a modern community model,” said Maggie Leithead, CEO of CharityVillage, Canada’s supersite for the non-profit worker. “We chose DotNetNuke because the social software on the market today wasn’t good enough on its own. We would have had to bolt on point solutions to get the integrated community experience we now have for our members, combined with an easy-to-use content management system for our staff. DotNetNuke is making us more efficient and allowing us to adapt faster to the needs of our community.”

“Organizations of all sizes now have a powerful WCMS combined with robust social tools – all at an affordable price,” stated Shaun Walker, CTO and co-founder of DotNetNuke Corp. “Building an effective online community is a proven strategy to improve productivity and get closer to your customers. With DotNetNuke, businesses now have the capabilities to deploy online social solutions much faster, that are fully integrated with their external and internal websites, without the high cost of customization associated with current enterprise offerings in the market.”

“Fostering a strong community is integral to building an engaging online experience today and marketers need easy-to-use social tools that are built into their Web content management system,” said Melissa Webster, Program Vice President, Content and Digital Media Technologies at IDC. “That way, they're managing users and activity feeds and social content the same way they manage the rest of the site's content. Social tools are also a boon for internal collaboration, helping to create highly engaged, effective teams."

Online Communities
With DNN 6.2, companies can build and manage highly functional, revenue generating websites that enable customer advocates to participate in interactive communities, form online relationships, publish rich profiles and communicate through activity feeds, social groups, forums and private messages.

Social Intranets
Businesses also need a similar set of capabilities to encourage collaboration within the organization to improve employee communication while increasing internal efficiencies that drive lower cost. An additional benefit to better employee engagement is increased revenue.

DNN 6.2 Product Capabilities
DNN 6.2 contains a number of new capabilities essential for creating internal and external social communities:

  • Activity feed powering user interactions in a familiar social model
  • Social groups and forums increasing team collaboration
  • Facebook, Twitter and Google+ social login to drive community participation
  • ‘Friend’ and ‘Follow’ controls encouraging social relationships
  • Private messaging offering an alternative community communication model
  • Interactive user profile with detailed personalization options
  • Member directory that makes it easy to find and connect with other people
  • Social API allows developers to make their apps social, drive visibility and usage
  • SharePoint 2010 integration makes it easy to publish enterprise documents to external sites
  • Fully localized platform in Dutch, French, German and Spanish enables customers to work in their preferred language

“While major social media sites like Facebook are great, many businesses and organizations need their very own community and social collaboration tools directly on their own websites,” said Tom McAllister, sales manager of LRS Web Solutions®, a DotNetNuke partner. “We are impressed with DotNetNuke 6.2 and the enhanced integration of so many social tools. This will not only benefit us as DNN developers but also will help our customers get social sites to market quickly and affordably.”

Availability and Pricing
DotNetNuke 6.2 is available now at and is offered in three versions: Community (free), Professional, and Enterprise Editions. Pricing starts at $2,499 for an annual Professional Edition subscription.

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About DotNetNuke Corp.
DotNetNuke software is used by developers, designers and business people to quickly build and easily maintain websites and social properties of all kinds. DotNetNuke is the number one social Web content management solution and adaptive web platform in the Microsoft ecosystem – more than 700,000 websites have been deployed worldwide are based on DNN. The online store speeds up this process by offering thousands of apps and add-ons that quickly and easily extend the DNN product. Thousands of organizations, including True Value, 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. The DotNetNuke open source project has exceeded 7 million downloads, fueling an active global community one million strong. DNN Corp. was named as one of the fastest growing private companies in America on the 2011 Inc. 500 list. 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® and DNN® are registered trademarks of DNN Corp. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.

DotNetNuke® and DNN® 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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