DNN 8 is almost complete. Later this week we plan to launch DNN 8. Today I am happy to announce that you can get an early peak at what we expect to be in that final build. Go and download the DNN 8 RC now.
Since we released the Beta in December, the team has been hard at work closing out issues and generally working to ensure a solid, stable DNN 8 release. In that time we have fixed 113 issues. As a result we feel that DNN 8 is almost ready to go.
In addition to the bug fixes, we have also added a new preview of the JWT mobile authentication feature. This feature is designed to make it easy for developers to call web services from any mobile application. While not a complete replacement for oAuth services, it covers most of the requirements needed for authentication of mobile applications. Later this year we will revisit oAuth so that we can provide additional options for those who need to authentication applications and users from outside of your website.
As JWT is still a preview feature we don’t expect anyone to start building with it right away, but this is your chance to start providing feedback on it before we lock it down in the 8.0.1 release later this spring. We will be fully documenting the JWT feature in the upcoming DNN Documentation Center, but in the meantime you can check out the sample mobile application that we wrote. This mobile app uses the same contactlist service API that is included with the MVC and SPA sample modules.
So go down the release candidate and let us know what you think.