If you've been using open source content management system DotNetNuke to keep things organized on your company's Microsoft.NET platform, we have good news. You can now take advantage of new social features in a big way.
David F. Carr broke the story for Information Week just this morning. The new features, according to Mitch Bishop, chief marketing officer at DotNetNuke, should ease the potential headaches of customers who want to add social capabilities to their setups. Rather than look for a separate, third-party solution for social, businesses can “extend their DotNetNuke sites with social capabilities and just have it all integrated,” Bishop noted, which should simplify implementation.
The new social capabilities will be included in DotNetNuke's 6.2 version. They will include activity streams, profiles and directories, social groups and forums, and the ability to follow other users. Even those who use the free, community version of DotNetNuke will be able to access the new features. Of course, they'll also be available in all company-backed versions of DotNetNuke, which start at just under three grand a year and include a support contract and certain additional features. You can find the full list of new social capabilities on DotNetNuke's product overview page.
Another notable feature added to DotNetNuke is integration with SharePoint 2010. Those who use the open source CMS to manage company intranets will probably benefit the most from this thoughtful inclusion.