A New Look
DotNetNuke 6 delivers a fresh new look out of the box with a great looking contemporary skin and a default site template that helps new users get started quickly. Using modern mega-menus and some lightweight containers, DotNetNuke 6 provides the perfect canvas on which to build your next web masterpiece.
For the first time ever, the DotNetNuke Store (Snowcovered.com) and the Extensions Forge, with over 10,000 application extensions, are directly accessible from within the core DotNetNuke platform. The tight integration simplifies the process of finding, purchasing and installing DotNetNuke apps
DotNetNuke in the Cloud
DotNetNuke 6 delivers a platform that is fully compatible with Windows Azure Hosting and provides cloud service integration with the addition of the new Windows Azure Storage and Amazon S3 folder providers. DotNetNuke 6 provides a great foundation for moving to the cloud, whether you need to your whole site to live in the cloud or just your content.
DotNetNuke 6 Professional and Enterprise includes a great new eCommerce module that empowers organizations to quickly add eCommerce capabililities to their website. The new eCommerce module is designed for organizations seeking to deliver a small portfolio of digital goods and services to their end users and is built from the ground up with simplicity and customer experience in mind.
DotNetNuke Learns a New Language
DotNetNuke 6 has gotten a major new platform upgrade as the result of a complete conversion to C#. This language change will make it more accessible to a larger development community and allows us to leverage many development tools which have always had strong C# support. The C# version of DotNetNuke has been available for the past year and starting with DotNetNuke 6, it is officially the primary development language of the platform.
What Are You Waiting For?
There are so many changes in DotNetNuke 6 that we encourage you to download a copy today and try it out for yourself. DotNetNuke 6 includes something for everyone, whether you are just trying it for the first time, are a long time user, or are just coming back to see what all the excitement is about. We hope you enjoy what has been a labor of love over the last several months by the team at DotNetNuke Corp and the DotNetNuke Community.
For a full list of the bug-fixes, changes and enhancements please see the DotNetNuke 6 Changelog.
As always, remember to do a trial upgrade in a test environment and to make a file and database backup prior to upgrading to DotNetNuke 6. While most of your DotNetNuke 4 & 5 modules and skins will work in DotNetNuke 6, some of our vendors have already started releasing updated versions of their modules that take advantage of new DotNetNuke 6 features, so check with them to see if upgrades for your modules or skins already exist.