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DotNetNuke (DNN) 6.2 Now Available - Let's Get Social

By Jason Stone

I'm feaverishly typing away at DotNetNuke Partners' Conference trying to record the excellent insights of some of my collegues and competitors. We've just watched Shaun Walker, CTO and co-founder of DotNetNuke Corp., share his (big) new release with companies following a webcast around the world. If you watched the live feed or video recap, yes, that's my big head right in front of Shuan. This launch, the latest in the company's CMS (Content, Mobile, Social) strategy, is a big one. Arguably DotNetNuke's ability to bring social features to every site is the its biggest differentiator among the 1,200+ CMS products out there. There is genuine excitement about these new features and what they can mean for our clients.

The new features include: 

  • Activity feed powering user interactions in a familiar social model
  • Social groups and forums increasing team collaboration
  • Facebook, Twitter and Google+ social logins to drive community participation
  • 'Friend' and 'Follow' controls encouraging social relationships
  • Private messaging offering an alternative community communication model
  • Interactive, detailed user profile with personalization options
  • Member directory that makes it easy to find and connect with other people
  • Social API allows developers to make their apps social, drive visibility and usage
  • SharePoint 2010 integration makes it easy to publish enterprise documents to external sites
  • Fully localized platform in Dutch, French, German and Spanish enables customers to work in their preferred language

If you haven't seen the pre-launch, whiteboard video making the rounds, it's worth a peek as a good overview.

We've been working with the release in beta for some time now, and we're eager to start sharing the features live on clients' sites. If you'd like additional information on DNN licensing or on the new release, please feel free to call me at 314-884-2448. I be back on Monday, June 4.

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