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DotNetNuke News for the Week

DotNetNuke News for the Week

Oct 03 2012

I haven't wrote any blog posts, so here's one for this week. I'll be covering any significant news that hits the DotNetNuke world. Speaking of DotNetNuke World, did you know that's next week? I'm not going, not enough time in the day to spend in the sun, even though with the weather here in Pittsburgh, I wouldn't mind a trip to sunny Florida.

Hopefully yins voted for my site in the Personal site category for the DNN Site of the Year Award. We'll find out next week at DNN World who won each of their respective categories.

Need a DNN Developer?

I just saw that PowerDNN, you know those guys who made a name for themselves by hosting DotNetNuke? Well they launched a new resource for the DotNetNuke community for finding developers for those DNN projects. PowerDNN continues to stake a foothold in the DNN community by releasing this resource as ad free, and no fees. 

"Developers can't pay to be recommended on DNN Developer, and there are no ads," says CEO Tony Valenti. "This isn't about making a quick buck. We want to help our community find the best developers out there. What's best for the DotNetNuke community is best for us all."

It appears to be a bit competitive to the DNN Partner program, where you pay a free or sell a certain amount of licenses of the commercial version in order to be ranked higher in the partner program.

The PowerDNN offering may fill a niche where it will help some of the smaller one man shops to advertise their services, rather than the larger partners DNN Corp is looking to target for their commercial product. So this could become a good resource for the consultants who focus primarily on Community implementations of DotNetNuke and not licensed versions.

I did try registering as a developer, but a lot of what they want to register isn't going to fit every developer. It appears to be mostly focused on Internet facing sites, and they also want customer references. Being that PowerDNN is also a service provider, I can't see too many consultants wanting to ante up their customer lists to a potential competitor. I would prefer something like the old Rent-A-Coder model where projects are put up for bid, and consultants ranked by those people who hired them. Also, the account does not immediately become live when you register for the developer portal, rather there is a message that says "someone will be contacting you shortly".

So to find out more about PowerDNN's new online offering visit DNNDeveloper.com.

Another news item to hit was from DNN Corp and XOS, the release is primarily marketing based promoting XOS and DNN and the services XOS provides that target the college football market. It also appears to be timed in order to promote next week's DNN World.

So that's the news today for you DNN folks. Keep Nuk'in.


About the Author, Patrick Santry

Patrick Santry, has two decades of experience in enabling businesses to take advantage of the digital landscape. A well rounded experience in technology, and business is what sets me apart from the rest of the pack. When it comes to an overall digital strategy my experience is impressive.

BS in Computer Information Systems. Four time recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award, and author of several books and magazine articles on digital technologies.

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