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Web content management provider DotNetNuke has released a new, more social version of its web content management system (Web CMS). In the latest release, version 6.2, DotNetNuke has an entire suite of social tools, SharePoint integration and multi-language support within the administrative console.

DotNetNuke Goes Social

The biggest news in DotNetNuke 6.2 is the addition of an entire social platform within the Web CMS. The Web CMS now features:

  • Activity streams
  • Social relationships
  • Groups and forums
  • User profiles
  • Private messages
  • Member directory
  • Social authentication with Facebook, Google, Windows Live and Twitter

Users can leverage these features to build a social intranet or an external facing community without investing in a separate tool or having to integrate with an external product. Most of the new social features are implemented as modules, which gives users the flexibility to implement the specific features they require instead of being locked into a single solution configuration.

DotNetNuke 6.2 also exposes a full RESTful social API that enables users to create unique applications using social content from DotNetNuke. The API leverages new client-based web development techniques using popular JavaScript frameworks like  jQueryUI and Knockout.js.

In addition to the new social features, DotNetNuke 6.2 integrates with SharePoint 2010 and 2007. Users can publish SharePoint views and directories to multiple DotNetNuke sites or consolidate the content into a single view. The integration eliminates the need to replicate content or switch between tools because content is stored in multiple tools.

Many content management providers, like DotNetNuke, are racing to differentiate themselves by incorporating social features. Although the use of social media has become deeply entrenched in the enterprise, a strategy on the best way to support it is not.

Pure play enterprise social vendors, add-ons and embedded platforms are all competing for attention. It will be extremely important for standards to emerge in this space so that organizations can integrate the social content being generated in multiple tools.

Getting More Information

View  "DotNetNuke Goes Social"  for additional details about the latest release of DotNetNuke.

DotNetNuke 6.2 is available now. The platform is available in three editions: Community, Professional and Enterprise Editions. The community edition may be downloaded free. Pricing for the Professional Edition subscription starts at US$ 2499. No details were available for Enterprise pricing.