From the Editor:
Welcome to 2018! We’re glad you made it to the other side with us. 2017 saw a lot of positive change, excitement, and transition at DNN Corp and in the overall DNN ecosystem. This trend of change continues and momentum is still growing. We are excited and looking forward to the changes and updates that will occur in the ecosystem this year. Stay tuned because good things are ahead.
As I look at the coming year I think it will be a year of action where you see promises kept, strategic plans made and executed upon with relationships and trust being restored throughout the community.
One thing I’ve been happy to see is that the Ecosystem Advisory Groups are up and running, having meetings, and making progress. It’s awesome to watch a passionate group of people come together to start bringing about positive change. Again we invite you to take part in the Ecosystem Advisory Groups. Learn more about getting involved here.
We’ve recently updated the Project History page with relevant events related to the history of DNN. We’ve also updated the Showcase Website page with over 100 new websites. There are some really nice looking DNN sites out there! Feel free to submit your site to the showcase and help us show off what DNN can do.
We hope to see you at DNN Summit which occurs in just a few weeks. It’s going to be a great event capitalizing on all the recent momentum in the DNN ecosystem.
January 18th, 2018
Southern Fried DNN User Group Meeting
Charlotte, NC (Live-Streamed Online)
The Charlotte based DNN User Group, Southern Fried DNN, will host their monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan 18th. The featured topic will be a group discussion on DNN Licensing Models. The meeting will be live-streamed to the greater DNN Community.
Register to Attend
February 6-10, 2018
Denver, Colorado, USA
DNN Summit is the annual US-based DNN conference and it is just 4 weeks away! The event is packed with a full day of training to lead off the summit, followed by 2 days of sessions including keynotes from the new DNN CEO, Andy Tryba, and the original creator of DNN, Shaun Walker. DNN Summit concludes with 2 optional days on the slopes in Winter Park Colorado
Find out more and register here.
May 31 - June 3, 2018
DNN-Connect is the annual European-based DNN conference. The recent announcement about DNN-Connect shared the location of the event and for the first time ever the conference will be held in Ireland at the University of Limerick. Stay tuned as more information about the conference becomes available.
Stay tuned in to DNN Connect to see the info as it’s released.
This month’s tip comes from Shawn McGillivray, a Senior Support Analyst at DNN Corp.
Question: I am newly responsible for a DNN site and was not provided Superuser credentials. How do I get Superuser access to my site?
Answer: If you have a non-Superuser account and credentials to the SQL Server database associated with your site, you can elevate your account to Superuser status via a database update:
- Backup your database
- Find your user account in the Users table
- Set Is Superuser = 1
- Restart your site in IIS to force your change to take effect
Note: We provide support packages for DNN Platform users. If you’re an Evoq customer, there are no changes to the support associated with your subscription.
DeskPal’s DNN 9 Cheatsheet
DNN 9 brought on a new user interface and user experience. If you’ve been using DNN for a while it can become second nature to know where certain settings and menu options reside. Then when the UI/UX gets updated re-learning where things are can take time. Aderson Oliveira and the team at Deskpal have created a DNN 9 Cheat Sheet to help users as they arrive to the new interface and experience in DNN 9. If you’ve upgraded from any previous version to DNN 9 this may be great content for you as you transition to the modern DNN.
Visual Studio 2017
Paul Krill, Editor at Large at InfoWorld, wrote an informative article about what's new in Microsoft Visual Studio 2017. Krill's article lists Visual Studio 2017 15.5 features, as well as those found in Visual Studio 2017 15.6 beta.
To keep up with the latest from the Visual Studio team, follow them on Twitter: @VisualStudio.
Congrats to the Accuraty Solutions team for being well-represented in the DNN Community Showcase.
First time DNN Summit attendee Andrew Hoefling plans to snowboard at DNN on the Slopes. We'll see you there, Andrew!
Steve Gordon’s video shows how you can fork and clone a GitHub repository. We published a related post on how to contribute your open source DNN project to the community.