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DotNetNuke® 6 Web Content Management Platform Delivers Simplified User Interface, Cloud Services Integration and SharePoint Connector

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  • 7/25/2011

New Release Speeds Web Site Design & Delivery, Simplifies Content Updates and Assures Full Compatibility with Previous Versions

San Mateo, Calif. – July 25, 2011 – DotNetNuke Corp., today announced the immediate availability of DotNetNuke 6, the latest major advancement in the world’s leading Web Content Management Platform (WCM) for Microsoft .NET, used in over 700,000 production Web sites globally. The new version offers a dramatically simpler interface for developers, designers and content owners that significantly accelerates Web site design, delivery and updates. The new release offers built-in integration with cloud-based services such as Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure, making this the most “cloud-ready” version of DotNetNuke ever. The new release also empowers customers for the first time to cost-effectively and securely publish files managed in Microsoft Office SharePoint to external Web sites, seamlessly integrating the best in class enterprise content management capabilities of SharePoint with the market leading WCM capabilities of the DotNetNuke Enterprise Edition.

“The pressure is on for businesses and developers to quickly design, develop, and launch highly functional Web sites that attract and engage customers,” said Shaun Walker, Co-founder and CTO for DotNetNuke Corp. “DotNetNuke 6 delivers the advanced design tools and highly functional user interface needed for developers and content owners to streamline their work and get their website launched faster. As always, this release is compatible with the investments our customers have made in previous versions of DotNetNuke, so users can upgrade their existing DotNetNuke websites with minimal effort.”

Simplified Customer Interface Speeds Design, Development, Content Updates
The simplified DotNetNuke 6 user interface dramatically increases productivity by making it much easier to build and maintain Web sites. A new, more complete site template makes it easy to launch a site in minutes. Modal windows, pop-up dialogs, an updated administration module, and mega-menus deliver a highly modern platform for building and operating websites. A new pages administration interface delivers an enhanced user experience plus new capabilities that make page management and creation within DotNetNuke easier than ever before.

SharePoint Connector Enables Simple, Fast Document Publishing
Available exclusively in the DotNetNuke Enterprise Edition, the Microsoft SharePoint Connector enables fast, secure publishing of documents stored in SharePoint to public web sites, extranets, or intranets. Organizations can securely manage their document library within SharePoint and publish the current version of their files using the flexible, cost effective DotNetNuke platform. The connector ensures that only the current version of documents is exposed, ensuring adherence to governance rules and best business practices.

Direct Store Connection Accelerates Site Design, Delivery
For the first time, the DotNetNuke Store (, with 10,000 DotNetNuke application extensions (known as modules and skins), is accessible directly from within the core DotNetNuke platform. This tight integration simplifies the process of shopping, purchasing and installing DotNetNuke apps. The large catalog of extensions in the Store is now available instantly to site designers and developers which speeds site design and delivery. Available upgrades for currently installed modules and skins will also be displayed through the Extensions Catalog dashboard to website administrators, which makes keeping a site up-to-date simpler than ever before. The interface also aggregates free modules from the DotNetNuke Extensions Forge, offering even more choices directly from within the core product.

C# Simplifies Customization
The DotNetNuke core platform has been rewritten in C# which makes it more accessible to a larger developer community and simplifies the customization of the DotNetNuke core to meet specific business needs. To encourage flexibility, developers can continue to build extensions in any language they wish.

Integration with Cloud Services Provides Seamless Storage Options
DotNetNuke 6 is compatible with Windows Azure Cloud Hosting (Platform as a Service) and also provides two folder provider options (Amazon S3 and Windows Azure File Storage) that can be used to store files in the cloud (Storage as a Service). Available in both the Professional and Enterprise Editions, the DotNetNuke 6 folder options are now integrated through an open API that can integrate Windows Azure Storage, Amazon S3, or other services and make them operate as if they were local folders. Using the open API, developers can create their own integrated storage services and transparently store files across a variety of flexible storage options.

eCommerce Module Gets Business Running Faster
A new eCommerce module, available with the Professional and Enterprise Editions of DotNetNuke 6, empowers organizations with a small portfolio of digital goods and services to quickly set up eCommerce capabilities. Designed with simplicity and customer experience in mind, the new module supports PayPal and Authorize.Net payment options, along with robust order management, flexible product display and checkout options, product management, discount management and dashboard capabilities.

Availability and Pricing
DotNetNuke 6 is available now at and is offered in three versions: Community (free), Professional, and Enterprise Editions. Pricing starts at $2,499 for an annual subscription of the Professional Edition.

DotNetNuke is the fastest growing open source web CMS ever on .NET with over 700,000 production web sites worldwide. Connect with us online: (company) or (Snowcovered marketplace); DotNetNuke blogs; and the DotNetNuke Community LinkedIn Group.


About DotNetNuke Corp.
DotNetNuke Corp. is the steward of the DotNetNuke open source project, the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for building web sites and web applications on Microsoft .NET. Organizations use DotNetNuke to quickly develop and deploy interactive and dynamic web sites, intranets, extranets and web applications. The DotNetNuke platform is available in a free Community and subscription-based Professional and Enterprise Editions with an Elite Support option. DotNetNuke Corp. also operates where users purchase third party software apps for the platform. Founded in 2006 and funded by Sierra Ventures, August Capital and Pelion Venture Partners, DotNetNuke Corp. is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif.

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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