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TulsaTechFest 2008: DotNetNuke Track Resources

By Rich Campbell

We're back! We had a great time in Tulsa and hope that everyone else enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks to David Walker and everyone else who helped to organize the TulsaTechFest 2008 event. It was, hands-down, a success!

If you were there, you may know that Engage Software led six sessions, constituting the entire DotNetNuke track (one of 17 tracks!).

Below is a synopsis of the sessions and the resources available for each one. Many people attended several of our sessions, so for you, and anyone else that may be interested, I bundled all of the resources up together in a zip file here: DotNetNuke Track - TulsaTechFest 2008.

I also uploaded all of our presentations to SlideShare and they can be viewed here: http://www.slideshare.net/EngageSoftware/tags/tulsatechfest

Intro to DNN: Build a Website in an Hour by Patrick Renner

Pat will talk through setting up a variety of sites ranging from personal sites to an organization's intranet. By effectively using site templates, page templates, and a number of advanced settings in DotNetNuke, you can realize the benefits of getting content on your sites quickly and letting the power of distributed content management complete the job.

DotNetNuke® in an Hour (PDF)

How to Build a DotNetNuke Module by Brian Dukes

Learn the basics of DNN module development.  See how to get your module started, what DotNetNuke provides you as a developer, and some of the ins and outs of writing code for DotNetNuke.  Starting basically from scratch, we will examine what is required from DotNetNuke modules, and what DotNetNuke offers that you won't want to miss.

How to Build a DotNetNuke Module (PDF)

The Right Way to Install/Upgrade Your DNN Site by John Eimer

To make sure you don't lose any of your website content this session will focus on the best practices to install or upgrade your DNN instance. By the end of the session, you will be able to confidently install/upgrade and backup your DNN instance whenever you want.

The Right Way to Install and Upgrade DNN (PDF)

Building a Membership Provider for DNN 4xx by Henry Kenuam

During this talk Henry will be creating a fully functional Membership Provider for DotNetNuke illustrating the pluggable nature of the Provider Model. The talk will begin with some theory as well as solidifying reasons why you should or even need to build a new provider.  Henry will create a working sample that authenticates against a totally different data source.

Building a Membership Provider for DNN 4.x.x (PDF)
Building a Membership Provider for DNN 4.x.x (Code Resources)
Building a Membership Provider for DNN 4.x.x (Sample Setup Guide)

Skinning and DotNetNuke 4.9 by Cuong Dang

DotNetNuke provides a powerful feature in design call skinning. DotNetNuke administrators can very easily change the entire look and feel of an existing web site without compromising the content.  In this session, we will learn about the skinning engine, how it works and dynamic elements. We will also discuss new changes in skinning engine that were introduced in the latest release of DotNetNuke.

Skinning and DotNetNuke 4.9 (PDF)

What's New in DotNetNuke 5 (Cambrian) by Ian Robinson

This session will provide you a basic understand of what is new in the latest version of DotNetNuke, 5.0, Cambrian. You'll be exposed to the new skinning engine, extension flexibility as well as the framework/administration changes that have been implemented in this latest release.

What's New in DotNetNuke (Cambrian) (PDF)

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