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DotNetNuke 4.5 Features: Installation Wizard

WizardDotNetNuke Feature Videos

This will be the first in a series of blogs that show DotNetNuke features in action.  Each video will highlight one new DotNetNuke feature.  My point with the video's will be to supplement some of the great blogs from Charles and others by showing a video of a specific feature which is able to capture more of the feature subtleties which do not always translate well to static screen images.

In this first video, we see the new Installation Wizard.  Installation has long been a pain point in the DotNetNuke community, and this is the first in a series of steps aimed at simplifying the process and making it more accessible to new users.

One of my favorite aspects of the new Wizard is that we are finally using more Asp.Net 2.0 functionality.  For a long time we have been hindered by our desire to support both the 1.1 and 2.0 frameworks.  This caused us to hold off on using many new Asp.Net 2.0 features because of the extra work that would have been involved in porting those features to the 1.1 platform.  Now that we have stopped 1.1 development we are finally able to begin taking advantage of some of the new 2.0 capabilities.  This does not mean that we will support every 2.0 feature, because honestly, in some cases the native DotNetNuke solution surpasses what is available in .Net.  In this case, I think it was the right decision to use the Asp.Net wizard features.

UPDATE:  If you have questions about this feature, please post them to the forums.  This video is only meant to be a preview of a feature which shipped with DotNetNuke 4.5 and is not meant to fully explain the installation process.

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