DNN is a leading web “Content Management System(CMS)” and an “Application Development Platform” based on Microsoft .NET platform.
DNN is widely used for designing, building and managing feature rich websites and social communities in a fast, easy and cost-effective manner. Thousands of big organizations like Bank Of America, True Value Hardware ,Whirlpool, the National Football League (NFL) are already using DNN as their Content Management System.
Some useful points to know about DNN—
Ø DNN is open Source Software that is intended to allow management of website without much technical expertise.
Ø DNN can be extended through a large number of third-party Apps to provide additional functionality which is not available in the Core DNN module.
Ø DNN is written in .Net platform, and the custom modules can be written in any .NET supported language.
Ø The first version of DNN was released in February 2003 and in March 24, 2003 version 1.00.05 is released but it became widely used only after DNN professional edition was introduced, in February 2009 with version 4.9.(From July 2013 DotNetNuke Professional Edition was named Evoq Content)
Ø Current latest version of DNN released on 22 Aug 2016 – DNN web 18.104.22.168
§ Developer(s) - DNN Corporation
§ Stable release- DNN 8.0.3
§ Operating System- Microsoft Window / Cloud
§ Platform - ASP.NET or Cloud
§ Type -Web Framework
Ø DNN is the ideal platform for building professional website with dynamic content and interactive features.
Ø DNN Supports – Silverlight, Ajax, Web 2.0 concepts.
Ø DNN use 3-tier Architecture with its core framework providing support to the extensible module structure.
Benefits of Using DotNetNuke (DNN)
Ø It is an Open Source system.
Ø Built on .NET Framework.
Ø Large community support from DNN portal guys.
Ø Large number of custom modules (both free & commercial) available in DNN MarketPlace.
Ø At affordable price we can get custom modules.
Ø Expertise benefits on .NET will help us to use the existing resources effectively instead of learning a new Language.
On next BLOG we will know how to Install DNN and Working of DNN in a very simple way.