In a recent DNN Community Blog post entitled, "DNN 9 and the Future of the DNN Platform," DNN VP Technology & Community Relations, Joe Brinkman, shared that DNN 9 is en route and due for delivery by the end of 2016. True to Joe's word, DNN 9.0 is here. For information on the latest current version of DNN, please see my post "What is the latest version of DNN?"
He went on to share that in DNN 9, the Persona Bar concept that is currently only available in the licensed Evoq version of DNN would be made part of the DNN platform. The plan was to also completely rebuild the control panel, admin and host modules to use this new framework.
Joe's blog post also laid out four goals to keep DNN relevant and able to innovate over the coming years:
- To reconstruct DNN to minimize its reliance on Web Forms architecture
- To provide developers the freedom to use a variety of frameworks
- To protect customers’ existing investments in DNN
- To provide a fully-supported upgrade path for everyone
Bottom line, Engage likes the direction DNN is headed and we look forward to getting our hands on each new release.