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Press Release - Proudly Launches DotNetNuke (DNN) 7.2 Hosting

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DotNetNuke (DNN) 7.2 includes a number of new features and enhancements that will benefit users and  developers alike along with a large number of bug fixes. DNN 7.2 version incorporates some of the  interesting features to elevate the existing functionality and make your site administration process a  lot easier. DNN 7.2 also allows you to install JavaScript libraries as first party extensions. Once  installed your module or skin can request that JavaScript library and the platform will automatically  add the library into the page. The API mirrors the one used for jQuery and JQuery UI making it very easy  to use.

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ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting – :: Umbraco Open Source ASP.NET

clock June 20, 2013 11:08 by author Ben

There are a large number of CMSs to choose from when you are getting ready to design a new website. Umbraco has consistently proven to be one of the better Open Source .NET CMS options. However, because of the way that it is designed, getting everything set up is a little different than with other CMS options on the market. It is designed with developers in mind, which means that it will take a little extra effort to get it up and running. Additionally, depending on how well versed you are with the .NET framework, there can be a steep learning curve. Fortunately, once you understand how it works, using it is very easy. Here is a closer look at some of the primary features that Umbraco offers as well as some of the potential drawbacks.

     Umbraco is one of only a few open source web content management systems built on Microsoft's .NET technology stack. This CMS is no "out the box" solution. To the contrary, it's a content management system for .NET web developers. And while it's relatively straightforward to use, one must first deal with a steep learning curve. Umbraco was not designed to be a plug-and-play solution like Drupal or Joomla.

      Umbraco Advantages
1. All About Customization
Umbraco was designed to be a very customizable solution. This is made possible because it isn't a “plug in play” solution, unlike many other popular CMS solutions such as Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal. The creator, Niels Hartvis, notes that the goal of Umbraco isn't necessary to be the perfect solution for everyone, but rather has the ability to be the perfect solution. It does take some time to learn the ins and outs of this CMS, but once you have gotten over the learning curve, the possibilities are endless. If you are already fairly fluent in .NET and common website design languages, then the learning curve will be fairly small.

Unique Tools
Umbraco Courier is a unique toll that was designed to streamline the process of moving your website into a live environment once all of the staging has been completed. It also allows you to sync up with other environments and add new functionality as well. Another great tool is Concierge. This tool is used by developers to see what is currently installed as well as what is currently in use. To do this, it also monitors action handlers as well as third party tools. This way you always know what is working within your site.
Training and Support
The available training and support is based upon what type of package you purchase. It can range from minimal support to a guaranteed 48 hour response time. What seems to be even more useful than the support system that is offered is You can get a subscription to which offers more than 8 hours of video tutorials. These videos are designed for all types of people including editors, developers, and website builders. This subscription can be done annually or monthly, it is all up to how quickly you become comfortable with Umbraco. However, many business have found value in these videos because it allows them to teach employees how to use the system without spending on in-house resources training them.

      Potential Umbraco Drawbacks
There seems to be two primary drawbacks that could determine whether or not this is the right CMS for you.
Designed For Developers
While this is it's biggest benefit, it can also become its biggest drawback. If you are just looking for a simple, straightforward CMS to set up a website quickly and without much effort, then Umbraco is not the CMS for you. If you are primarily a publisher, then there is a good chance that you may get frustrated fairly quickly and move on to another option.

The Premium
Like many open source CMS .NET options, Umbraco is both open-source as well as commercial, depending on what you need. While there is more and more documentation available, if you are sticking with the open-source option, then there are several very helpful tools that you will be missing out on. For example, both Umbraco Courier and Concierge are premium tools that only come with a pro license.
In the end, as both an open-source and commercial CMS, Umbraco has quickly become a dominant force in .NET landscape. If you already have a strong understanding of .NET or don't mind getting through the potentially steep learning curve, then could definitely reap the rewards in the long run.

ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting - :: Tips to Prevent Cross-Site Scripting in ASP.NET

clock June 14, 2013 08:27 by author Ben

This How to shows how you can help protect your ASP.NET applications from cross-site scripting attacks by using proper input validation techniques and by encoding the output. It also describes a number of other protection mechanisms that you can use in addition to these two main countermeasures.

Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks exploit vulnerabilities in Web page validation by injecting client-side script code. Common vulnerabilities that make your Web applications susceptible to cross-site scripting attacks include failing to properly validate input, failing to encode output, and trusting the data retrieved from a shared database. To protect your application against cross-site scripting attacks, assume that all input is malicious. Constrain and validate all input. Encode all output that could, potentially, include HTML characters. This includes data read from files and databases.


  • Objectives
  • Overview
  • Summary of Steps
  • Step 1. Check That ASP.NET Request Validation Is Enabled
  • Step 2. Review ASP.NET Code That Generates HTML Output
  • Step 3. Determine Whether HTML Output Includes Input Parameters
  • Step 4. Review Potentially Dangerous HTML Tags and Attributes
  • Step 5. Evaluate Countermeasures
  • Additional Considerations
  • Additional Resources


  • Understand the common cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in Web page validation.
  • Apply countermeasures for cross-site scripting attacks.
  • Constrain input by using regular expressions, type checks, and ASP.NET validator controls.
  • Constrain output to ensure the browser does not execute HTML tags that contain script code.
  • Review potentially dangerous HTML tags and attributes and evaluate countermeasures.

Cross-site scripting attacks exploit vulnerabilities in Web page validation by injecting client-side script code. The script code embeds itself in response data, which is sent back to an unsuspecting user. The user's browser then runs the script code. Because the browser downloads the script code from a trusted site, the browser has no way of recognizing that the code is not legitimate, and Microsoft Internet Explorer security zones provide no defense. Cross-site scripting attacks also work over HTTP and HTTPS (SSL) connections.

One of the most serious examples of a cross-site scripting attack occurs when an attacker writes script to retrieve the authentication cookie that provides access to a trusted site and then posts the cookie to a Web address known to the attacker. This enables the attacker to spoof the legitimate user's identity and gain illicit access to the Web site.

Common vulnerabilities that make your Web application susceptible to cross-site scripting attacks include:

  • Failing to constrain and validate input.
  • Failing to encode output.
  • Trusting data retrieved from a shared database.

The two most important countermeasures to prevent cross-site scripting attacks are to:

  • Constrain input.
  • Encode output.

Constrain Input
Start by assuming that all input is malicious. Validate input type, length, format, and range.

  • To constrain input supplied through server controls, use ASP.NET validator controls such as RegularExpressionValidator and RangeValidator.
  • To constrain input supplied through client-side HTML input controls or input from other sources such as query strings or cookies, use the System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex class in your server-side code to check for expected using regular expressions.
  • To validate types such as integers, doubles, dates, and currency amounts, convert the input data to the equivalent .NET Framework data type and handle any resulting conversion errors.

Encode Output
Use the AntiXSS.HtmlEncode method to encode output if it contains input from the user or from other sources such as databases. HtmlEncode replaces characters that have special meaning in HTML-to-HTML variables that represent those characters. For example, < is replaced with &lt; and " is replaced with &quot;. Encoded data does not cause the browser to execute code. Instead, the data is rendered as harmless HTML.

Similarly, use AntiXSS.UrlEncode to encode output URLs if they are constructed from input.

Summary of Steps
To prevent cross-site scripting, perform the following steps:

  • Step 1. Check that ASP.NET request validation is enabled.
  • Step 2. Review ASP.NET code that generates HTML output.
  • Step 3. Determine whether HTML output includes input parameters.
  • Step 4. Review potentially dangerous HTML tags and attributes.
  • Step 5. Evaluate countermeasures.

Step 1. Check That ASP.NET Request Validation Is Enabled
By default, request validation is enabled in Machine.config. Verify that request validation is currently enabled in your server's Machine.config file and that your application does not override this setting in its Web.config file. Check that validateRequest is set to true as shown in the following code example.

  <pages buffer="true" validateRequest="true" />

You can disable request validation on a page-by-page basis. Check that your pages do not disable this feature unless necessary. For example, you may need to disable this feature for a page if it contains a free-format, rich-text entry field designed to accept a range of HTML characters as input.

To test that ASP.NET request validation is enabled
Create an ASP.NET page that disables request validation. To do this, set ValidateRequest="false", as shown in the following code example.

<%@ Page Language="C#" ValidateRequest="false" %>
 <script runat="server">
  void btnSubmit_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    // If ValidateRequest is false, then 'hello' is displayed
    // If ValidateRequest is true, then ASP.NET returns an exception
  <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <asp:TextBox id="txtString" runat="server"
                 Text="<script>alert('hello');</script>" />
    <asp:Button id="btnSubmit" runat="server"  
                Text="Submit" />

2. Run the page. It displays Hello in a message box because the script in txtString is passed through and rendered as client-side script in your browser.

3. Set ValidateRequest="true" or remove the ValidateRequest page attribute and browse to the page again. Verify that the following error message is displayed.

A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client (txtString="<script>alert('hello...").

This indicates that ASP.NET request validation is active and has rejected the input because it includes potentially dangerous HTML characters.

Note: Do not rely on ASP.NET request validation. Treat it as an extra precautionary measure in addition to your own input validation.

Step 2. Review ASP.NET Code That Generates HTML Output
ASP.NET writes HTML as output in two ways, using "Response.Write" and "<% = ". Search your pages to locate where HTML and URL output is returned to the client.

Step 3. Determine Whether HTML Output Includes Input Parameters
Analyze your design and your page code to determine whether the output includes any input parameters. These parameters can come from a variety of sources. The following list includes common input sources:

·         Form fields, such as the following.

Query Strings

·         Query strings, such as the following:


·         Databases and data access methods, such as the following:

SqlDataReader reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();

Be particularly careful with data read from a database if it is shared by other applications.

·         Cookie collection, such as the following:


·         Session and application variables, such as the following:


In addition to source code analysis, you can also perform a simple test by typing text such as "XYZ" in form fields and testing the output. If the browser displays "XYZ" or if you see "XYZ" when you view the source of the HTML, your Web application is vulnerable to cross-site scripting.

To see something more dynamic, inject <script>alert('hello');</script> through an input field. This technique might not work in all cases because it depends on how the input is used to generate the output.

Step 4. Review Potentially Dangerous HTML Tags and Attributes
If you dynamically create HTML tags and construct tag attributes with potentially unsafe input, make sure you HTML-encode the tag attributes before writing them out.

The following .aspx page shows how you can write HTML directly to the return page by using the <asp:Literal> control. The code takes user input of a color name, inserts it into the HTML sent back, and displays text in the color entered. The page uses HtmlEncode to ensure the inserted text is safe.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true"%>
  <form id="form1" runat="server">
      Color:&nbsp;<asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server"></asp:TextBox><br />
      <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Show color"
         OnClick="Button1_Click" /><br />
      <asp:Literal ID="Literal1" runat="server"></asp:Literal>

<script runat="server">
  private void Page_Load(Object Src, EventArgs e)
    protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
      Literal1.Text = @"<span style=""color:"
        + Server.HtmlEncode(TextBox1.Text)
        + @""">Color example</span>";

Potentially Dangerous HTML Tags
While not an exhaustive list, the following commonly used HTML tags could allow a malicious user to inject script code:

  • <applet>
  • <body>
  • <embed>
  • <frame>
  • <script>
  • <frameset>
  • <html>
  • <iframe>
  • <img>
  • <style>
  • layer>
  • <link>
  • <ilayer>
  • <meta>
  • <object>

An attacker can use HTML attributes such as src, lowsrc, style, and href in conjunction with the preceding tags to inject cross-site scripting. For example, the src attribute of the <img> tag can be a source of injection, as shown in the following examples.

<img src="javascript:alert('hello');">
<img src="java&#010;script:alert('hello');">
<img src="java&#X0A;script:alert('hello');">

An attacker can also use the <style> tag to inject a script by changing the MIME type as shown in the following.

<style TYPE="text/javascript">

Step 5. Evaluate Countermeasures
When you find ASP.NET code that generates HTML using some input, you need to evaluate appropriate countermeasures for your specific application. Countermeasures include:

  • Encode HTML output.
  • Encode URL output.
  • Filter user input.

Encode HTML Output
If you write text output to a Web page and you do not know if the text contains HTML special characters (such as <, >, and &), pre-process the text by using the AntiXSS.HtmlEncode method as shown in the following code example. Do this if the text came from user input, a database, or a local file.


Do not substitute encoding output for checking that input is well-formed and correct. Use it as an additional security precaution.

Encode URL Output
If you return URL strings that contain input to the client, use the AntiXSS.UrlEncode method to encode these URL strings as shown in the following code example.


Filter User Input
If you have pages that need to accept a range of HTML elements, for example through some kind of rich text input field, you must disable ASP.NET request validation for the page. If you have several pages that do this, create a filter that allows only the HTML elements that you want to accept. A common practice is to restrict formatting to safe HTML elements such as bold (<b>) and italic (<i>).

To safely allow restricted HTML input
Disable ASP.NET request validation by the adding the ValidateRequest="false" attribute to the @Page directive.

2. Encode the string input with the HtmlEncode method.

3. Use a StringBuilder and call its Replace method to selectively remove the encoding on the HTML elements that you want to permit.

The following .aspx page code shows this approach. The page disables ASP.NET request validation by setting ValidateRequest="false". It HTML-encodes the input and then selectively allows the <b> and <i> HTML elements to support simple text formatting.

<%@ Page Language="C#" ValidateRequest="false"%>
<script runat="server">
  void submitBtn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    // Encode the string input
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder(

  // Selectively allow  <b> and <i>
    sb.Replace("&lt;b&gt;", "<b>");
    sb.Replace("&lt;/b&gt;", "");
    sb.Replace("&lt;i&gt;", "<i>");
    sb.Replace("&lt;/i&gt;", "");

    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:TextBox ID="htmlInputTxt" Runat="server"
                     TextMode="MultiLine" Width="318px"
        <asp:Button ID="submitBtn" Runat="server"
                     Text="Submit" OnClick="submitBtn_Click" />

Additional Considerations
In addition to the techniques discussed previously in this How to, use the following countermeasures as further safe guards to prevent cross-site scripting:

  • Set the correct character encoding.
  • Do not rely on input sanitization.
  • Use the HttpOnly cookie option.
  • Use the <frame> security attribute.
  • Use the innerText property instead of innerHTML.

Set the Correct Character Encoding
To successfully restrict valid data for your Web pages, you should limit the ways in which the input data can be represented. This prevents malicious users from using canonicalization and multi-byte escape sequences to trick your input validation routines. A multi-byte escape sequence attack is a subtle manipulation that uses the fact that character encodings, such as uniform translation format-8 (UTF-8), use multi-byte sequences to represent non-ASCII characters. Some byte sequences are not legitimate UTF-8, but they may be accepted by some UTF-8 decoders, thus providing an exploitable security hole.

ASP.NET allows you to specify the character set at the page level or at the application level by using the <globalization> element in the Web.config file. The following code examples show both approaches and use the ISO-8859-1 character encoding, which is the default in early versions of HTML and HTTP.

To set the character encoding at the page level, use the <meta> element or the ResponseEncoding page-level attribute as follows:

<meta http-equiv="Content Type"
      content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
<% @ Page ResponseEncoding="iso-8859-1" %>

To set the character encoding in the Web.config file, use the following configuration.


Validating Unicode Characters
Use the following code to validate Unicode characters in a page. using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
public class WebForm1 : System.Web.UI.Page
  private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    // Name must contain between 1 and 40 alphanumeric characters
    // and (optionally) special characters such as apostrophes 
    // for names such as O'Dell
    if (!Regex.IsMatch(Request.Form["name"],
      throw new ArgumentException("Invalid name parameter");

    // Use individual regular expressions to validate other parameters

The following explains the regular expression shown in the preceding code:

  • ^ means start looking at this position.
  • \p{ ..} matches any character in the named character class specified by {..}.
  • {L} performs a left-to-right match.
  • {Lu} performs a match of uppercase.
  • {Ll} performs a match of lowercase.
  • {Zs} matches separator and space.
  • 'matches apostrophe.
  • {1,40} specifies the number of characters: no less than 1 and no more than 40.
  • $ means stop looking at this position.

Do Not Rely on Input Sanitization
A common practice is for code to attempt to sanitize input by filtering out known unsafe characters. Do not rely on this approach because malicious users can usually find an alternative means of bypassing your validation. Instead, your code should check for known secure, safe input

Use the HttpOnly Cookie Option
The HttpOnly cookie attribute prevents client-side scripts from accessing a cookie from the document.cookie property. Instead, the script returns an empty string. The cookie is still sent to the server whenever the user browses to a Web site in the current domain.

Use the <frame> Security Attribute
You can set the security attribute for the <frame> and <iframe> elements. You can use the security attribute to apply the user's Restricted Sites Internet Explorer security zone settings to an individual frame or iframe. By default, the Restricted Sites zone does not support script execution.

If you use the security attribute, it must be set to "restricted" as shown in the following.

<frame security="restricted" src=""></frame>

Use the innerText Property Instead of innerHTML    
If you use the innerHTML property to build a page and the HTML is based on potentially untrusted input, you must use HtmlEncode to make it safe. To avoid having to remember to do this, use innerText instead. The innerText property renders content safe and ensures that scripts are not executed.

The following example shows this approach for two HTML <span> controls. The code in the Page_Load method sets the text displayed in the Welcome1 <span> element using the innerText property, so HTML-encoding is unnecessary. The code sets the text in the Welcome2 <span> element by using the innerHtml property; therefore, you must HtmlEncode it first to make it safe.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true"%>
    <span id="Welcome1" runat="server"> </span>
    <span id="Welcome2" runat="server"> </span>

<script runat="server">
  private void Page_Load(Object Src, EventArgs e)
    // Using InnerText renders the content safe-no need to HtmlEncode
    Welcome1.InnerText = "Hello, " + User.Identity.Name;

    // Using InnerHtml requires the use of HtmlEncode to make it safe
    Welcome2.InnerHtml = "Hello, " +

ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting :: Use The OnRowDataBound Event of The GridView

clock June 12, 2013 11:12 by author Ben

If you have a requirement to create a GridView paging style programmatically, then use the OnRowDataBound event of the GridView as shown below:


protected void GridView1_RowDataBound(object sender,

GridViewRowEventArgs e)
  if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.Pager)
      TableRow tRow = e.Row.Controls[0].Controls[0].
        Controls[0] as TableRow;
      foreach (TableCell tCell in tRow.Cells)
          Control ctrl = tCell.Controls[0];              
          if (ctrl is LinkButton)
              LinkButton lb = (LinkButton)ctrl;
              lb.Width = Unit.Pixel(15);
              lb.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.DarkGray;
              lb.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.White;

Protected Sub GridView1_RowDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, _
                             ByVal e As GridViewRowEventArgs)
     If e.Row.RowType = DataControlRowType.Pager Then
         Dim tRow As TableRow = _
         TryCast(e.Row.Controls(0).Controls(0).Controls(0), _
         For Each tCell As TableCell In tRow.Cells
             Dim ctrl As Control = tCell.Controls(0)
             If TypeOf ctrl Is LinkButton Then
                 Dim lb As LinkButton = CType(ctrl, LinkButton)
                 lb.Width = Unit.Pixel(15)
                 lb.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.DarkGray
                 lb.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.White
                 lb.Attributes.Add("onmouseover", _
                 lb.Attributes.Add("onmouseout", _
             End If
         Next tCell
     End If
End Sub

I have set the mouseover and mouseout attributes in this example which changes the color when the user hovers over the pager. You could follow a similar technique or tweak the example to suit your requirement. I hope you get the idea.
The output would be similar to the one shown below:

ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting - :: DotNetNuke Vs Umbraco

clock May 27, 2013 11:40 by author Ben

The Race for the most popular CMS is on. We care about our websites, therefore we need to stay updated and try our best to continuously improve, based on measurement and analytics. We want our website to serve multiple audiences, grow to a bigger organization with much content, managed perfectly well and also make sure our website content is distributed via other channels such as the social web. For all this ASP.NET CMS plays a vital role and forms integral part of Microsoft's.NET vision.

Business can be improved for better through procedures. CMS organizes data and represents them in a predefined manner. These CMS are fully flexible, one can modify as per your need. Beginners can comfortably work on this framework and any novice can manage and edit these CMS with ease.

DotNetNuke is a framework which helps certified CMS developers in deploying interactive, customized, feature-rich, web sites and applications in Microsoft.NET. This CMS enables businesses to quickly build menu-driven interface that allows non-technical users to easily create new sites or extend the functionality and features of their existing web site. It is avialable for free. DNN has a very active community and is supported by a vast community of talented programmers. It is one of the easiest, most cost effective solutions for managing any company's website. In usability point it is the best framework people reach out for, non-technical users can change their content easily, by adding pages, changing layout and adding new features etc in a smooth way without much info. There are 8000 modules in DNN which can customize the website look and feel as well as its functionality. It is extremely scalable as any website can grow to much larger websites with DotNetNuke. There is no limit to the growth. It even can change the way it behaves, one can easily extend it. It is most recognized CMS which powers over 400,000 portals, extranets, intranets and public web sites. More than 700,000 registered members support this platform. There are over 7 millions of downloads done and download rate is 1 in every 5 seconds for DotNetNuke.

Umbraco is built upon Microsoft's.NET Framework and more than 155,000 sites trust Umbraco. This CMS runs on cloud system and it supports multiple sites in a single instance of installation. There are more than 85000 installations of Umbraco which are active around the web. It gives out of box solutions, which means it gives you access to your google analytics statistics, has the ability to create your own reports from the metrics and dimensions, can implement the Umbraco ecommerce solution using only XSLT / Razor, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Net solutions perform better when it comes to high volume of traffic/extensive use. It supports bigger sites on web. Commercial community support is on the rise with this CMS. No doubt, Umbraco CMS development is the buzzword in the CMS world.

These ASP.NET CMS options be it DotNetNuke or Umbraco are most popular ones on the market. We must ensure that we target specific needs and requirements when we decide to choose among them. Umbraco has an easy editor microsoft word, where users are most comfortable in. It provides a high-quality and highly functional CMS. Umbraco has high requirements for hosting, so it is difficult to find a "shared" hosting environment that will support it. Its newer versions better support various browsers like Safari and Firefox. There are good plugins available and a management system built into Umbraco. Umbraco is better than dotnetnuke in speed.

Well DotNetNuke is no less inferior. Based on Microsoft's ASP.NET it is the most popular web technology currently. It is cheap to use and reduces total development costs - no ongoing licensing fees required. It gives full access to source code so it can be altered to fit individual organizations. We can manage text, image, documents, links, events, news, banner ads and threaded info. It supports multiple, multilingual websites. And is scalable and provides user friendly interface which manage site hosting, content, security, web design, membership in one program. All these feature make both the CMS popular and in demand. It will be a tough phase for users to choose between these two CMS - DotNetNuke or Umbraco, which will be best to fit to their business.

DotNetNuke 7 Hosting - DotNetNuke 7 Key Features

clock January 22, 2013 08:04 by author andy_yo

DotNetNuke 7 provides support for active directory authentication and includes a SharePoint connector which enables fast and secure publishing of SharePoint documents to websites, intranets and extranets. It also includes a brand new intuitive control panel and now provides support for SharePoint Lists.

The DotNetNuke 7 professional and enterprise editions now ships with an auto save feature which provides the ability to automatically save the content in the background. This will enable users to recover the content in the event of a browser crash.

DotNetNuke 7 includes drag and drop modules, cross site module sharing, actions menu instead of manage button as in previous version, a new data access layer named DAL2 which includes micro-ORM and support for ASP.NET Razor in addition to a brand new simplified installer.

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The difference can DotNetNuke 7 make in the development of websites

There are a number of features that differentiate DotNetNuke 7.0 for website development which ultimately enable a broad range of users to be more productive:

Web content editors

A rich text editor with a new auto-save and recover feature prevents editors from losing their work. It also enables them to easily track content changes and compare versions of both rich text and HTML content. DNN 7.0 allows modules to be shared between multiple DotNetNuke websites for greater consistency and ease of maintenance.


DNN 7.0 makes it easier for enterprise users to log in to their DotNetNuke sites with new support for Active Directory authentication. It also now enables bi-directional support for popular Microsoft SharePoint Lists, which are used widely by businesses to improve operations, promote team project collaborations, keep employees up to date on current business projects and tasks, manage employees more effectively, and improve business productivity.


Web developers can build and expose secure web services through the DNN Services Framework, which is now based on Microsoft’s web API. Data access has been simplified through the introduction of a micro-ORM, allowing simpler and more elegant database interactions with less code.

ASP.NET Razor is now optimized for developing dynamic extensions, combining code and content in a fluid and expressive manner. The included jQuery, jQueryUI and Knockout.js libraries make it even easier for developers to consume Web services and create modern, interactive client-side applications.

The newest release has graduated to ASP.NET 4.0 as its baseline platform requirement but is also fully compatible with latest generation Microsoft technology including Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, IIS8, ASP.NET 4.5, Visual Studio 2012 and SQL Server 2012.


An overhauled Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) foundation makes it easier for designers to create beautiful and engaging websites, enabling improved cross-browser compatibility, extending standards compliance and increasing site performance. Additionally, DNN 7.0 includes standard form patterns that designers can reuse or extend to build frequently used user interface elements.

The DNN 7 different from previous versions

DotNetNuke 7.0 provides a revamped UI/UX that makes it easier for content editors to build and manage websites. It also provides a suite of new features that improve productivity through a drag and drop and an updated rich text editor that includes auto-save and version comparison features.

It  improves enterprise integration with an active directory authentication provider and by adding support for SharePoint List to our SharePoint Connector. This latest version provides our most advanced development framework with a web serves framework built on Microsoft's Web API.

The opportunity that DotNetNuke provide to ASP.NET developers

DotNetNuke provides a robust and powerful web development framework for ASP.NET developers. DNN7 provide support for the most recent versions of ASP.NET, and enable developers to embrace both Web Forms and WebAPI development methods.

The development framework greatly reduces the amount of code required to build applications by providing support for tasks like Security, Authentication, Installation and Upgrades. Developers can also distribute applications commercially on the DotNetNuke store where thousands of modules and skins are for sale.

The different of DotNetNuke with open source platforms like DotNetBlogEngine, Joomla and WordPress

DotNetNuke (DNN) is the most widely deployed content management platform and web development framework for Microsoft .NET. Organizations that have standardized on Microsoft technologies and have Microsoft development skills often prefer DNN over open source CMS offerings like Joomla and Wordpress which are built on the LAMP technology stack. These organizations also need a full featured Web CMS that provides features beyond blogging.

Can DotNetNuke run on MySQL backend?

DNN support Microsoft SQL Server out of the box. Third party providers for other databases are available and developers can create their own providers.

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