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Druid Toolkit for DotNetNuke Released

January 23, 2012

After many months of work, I am glad to release the first (beta) version of the HyperCrunch Druid Toolkit for DotNetNuke. It’s free, Open Source and cool (at least I think so). Hope you’ll agree. Check it out at  

Day of DotNetNuke Chicago Keynote

October 2, 2010

My keynote address at the Day of DotNetNuke conference in Chicago today was community-focused. Download the PDF version of the presentation here: Day of DNN Chicago Keynote.pdf (10.2 MB) Download the PPTX version of the presentation here: Day of DNN Chicago Keynote.pptx (162.8 MB — includes embedded videos) Here’s the DotNetNuke Ecosystem Interactive Map I Read More

The Seven Sins of DotNetNuke Module Developers

January 29, 2010

In an average week, I communicate on the phone, by email, through webinars and in person, with some 100 DotNetNuke business customers, prospects and partners. A majority of them use DotNetNuke in some mission-critical way. I enjoy these conversations and get many insights on their real-world experience with DotNetNuke. I have noticed that there are Read More

Visual: DotNetNuke Enterprise Deployment Scenario

January 26, 2010

Here’s an illustration depicting a common scenario for DotNetNuke Deployment in the Enterprise. Click the image for a higher-res version. If you find the image helpful, feel free to use it as needed without any restrictions or attribution requirements.

DotNetNuke Widgets Guide (Part 3 of 4)

January 4, 2010

Continuing my series on DotNetNuke Widgets, here is Part 3 where I provide insights into how you can develop your own Widgets for DotNetNuke. If you haven’t already done so, read Part 1 (overview of DotNetNuke Widgets) and Part 2 (DotNetNuke Widgets reference) to better understand the concepts explored in this post. Let’s get started. Read More

Module Print Widget for DotNetNuke

December 29, 2009

If you are like me and want your websites to have a clean, unblemished look, then most likely you have either turned off the Print functionality in your DotNetNuke module settings or just use containers that don’t display the icon. While this does make the site look cleaner, it also takes away the functionality. I Read More

DotNetNuke Widgets Guide (Part 2 of 4)

December 29, 2009

This is Part 2 of my four-part series on DotNetNuke Widgets. In Part 1 of the series, I covered some fundamental concepts related to DotNetNuke Widgets. In this post, I will introduce you to a few of the Widgets that are included with the DotNetNuke distribution. Before getting started I’d like to make one observation…these Read More

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