From June to July a lot of progress has been made in the DNN Community and at DNN Corp. The DNN Technology Advisory Group has been very busy and is sharing roadmap updates and info on how to submit Pull Requests. The process for automated builds is also getting streamlined. A new automated CLA process (thanks to the .NET Foundation) has been implemented making it much easier to contribute and manage contributions to the platform.
Thanks to some great initiative and a lot of work from Daniel Valadas and Ernst Peter Tamminga the DNN Community modules have seen a lot of updates. Daniel has posted a great blog explaining his motivation for the project. As a result, more people are getting involved and the core modules are being made current so that they can run on the latest version of DNN.
July 1st marked the opening of nominations for the DNN MVP Program. Nominations will be open for 1 month so be sure to nominate individuals who you feel are worthy of DNN MVP status on the nomination page. Along with nominations being open, the MVP Program and directory have been updated to show Current, Honorary, and Lifetime MVPs. I’m excited to see the program thriving again and hope to see you in an MVP meeting soon!
DNN Corp CEO, Andy Tryba, also hosted the quarterly Virtual User Conference (VUC) where he, Ash Prasad, and Mitchel Sellers presented updates to the ecosystem. At the VUC Andy shared info about the DNN Prime Program, which is a great way to access a suite of new solutions in the portfolio for free! If you haven’t checked out the Prime program be sure to watch the replay learn about all the offerings.
In recent months the Partner Program has been updated, the MVP Program refreshed, the DNN TAG is setting the direction of the platform, and Evoq customers now have access to the Prime program. These are all signs of progress, promises kept, and positive traction. The exciting times in the DNN Ecosystem continue!
June 21st, 2018
Southern Fried DNN
Charlotte, NC & Live-Streamed Online
The Charlotte based DNN User Group, Southern Fried DNN, will host their monthly meeting next Thursday. This meeting will feature Matt Rutledge who will present his recent development “Yo-DNN” which allows for Rapid DNN Extension development using Yeoman. Are you interested in modern DNN extension development? If so, then you’ll want to check this meeting out! This meeting will be live-streamed to the greater DNN Community.
Register for the Meetup
Feb 19-21st, 2019
DNN Summit 2019 is returning to Denver Colorado. The conference dates have just been announced and the Call for Speakers and registration will be opening soon. Stay tuned for more info on DNN Summit!
Read the Announcement Blog
Note: This tip comes from Shawn McGillivray, a Senior Support Analyst at DNN Corp.
Social Media Authentication
Using one’s social media account for SSO login across an organization is becoming increasingly popular in today’s cloud focused world. With that in mind, DNN provides you Authentication Providers for the following 4 social media heavyweights:
Facebook, Twitter, Live, Google
- First install the authenticator from Settings > Extensions > Available Extensions.
- Configure the Extension itself under Settings > Extensions > Installed Extensions.
- Set the Login provider for your site to use at Settings > Security > Login Settings > Basic Login Settings > Default Authentication Provider.
This month’s spotlight is on Daniel Valadas. Daniel has been doing a ton of work recently to get all the original “core” DNN modules to run on DNN version 9.2. Daniel’s initiative has started a movement and it is awesome to see community members stepping up! This brief interview with Daniel discusses Daniels recent work, his motivation, and how you can get involved!.
This year the DNN-Connect team put a lot of effort into providing the community with quality video replays of the conference sessions. This is great content for everyone in the community. The videos can be found on the DNN-Connect YouTube account under the DNN-Connect 2018 Playlist. If you were unable to attend, you should check the replays out as some great content is available. DNN-Connect 2018 Sessions Playlist
This section highlights individuals who’ve made contributions to the DNN Core platform and to open source extensions plus we provide details around projects that have recently updated.
DNN Community Projects
There are several open source modules that have been updated recently. You can find these modules listed on the DNN Community GitHub page.
DNN Announcements Made Dnn 9.2 compatible + fixed 3 issues.
DNN Blog: Moved to DNN Community.
DNN Documents: Made dnn 9.2 compatible ( a bit more than a month ago, but I don’t think it was properly announced).
DNN Events Converted to C#, made Dnn 9.2 compatible recently + 4 issues fixed.
DNN FAQ: Now DNN 9.2 compatible, fixed 7 issues.
DNN Form and List Made Dnn 9.2 compatible, fixed 19 issues.
Iframe: fixed 4 issues.
Links: Moved from codeplex to github, made Dnn 9.2 compatible, fixed 11 issues.
Map: Moved from codeplex to github.
Repository: Moved from codeplex to github, complete rewrite in c#, dnn 9.2 compatible now.
Wiki: Fixed 3 issues.
Reports: converted to C#, made DNN 9.2 compatible.
That is quite a productive month with 51 issues fixed + 7 new modules that work in Dnn 9.2 and 4 new modules under the DNN Community Organization. The core modules team will also have a regular meeting every 2 weeks to synchronize efforts and agree on a roadmap, etc.
Oliver Hine tweeted about the progress the DNN TAG is making.
Simon Holman tweeted about DNN Performance.
Ernst Peter Tamminga tweeted about the updated extensions listed in the DNN-Connect Extension Catalog.
Horacio Judeikin tweeted a video showing some of Evotiva’s new functionality.