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Understanding Open-Source: Your Role

Open-source software is a part of everyday life in 2020, however, many users of open-source don't truly understand what they are getting by using an open-source project.  Lets explore how open-source projects are managed, and optionally funded, and how we can be better open-source consumers.

DNN Details 003: Editing DNN Emails, Privacy/Terms, and UI Labels

For people new to DNN, the Languages feature can unintentionally hide a lot of useful things you can customize in your DNN site. This often results in common questions like:

  • How do I edit the registration emails DNN sends?
  • Can I change the word "Site" to "Intranet" in a bunch of places in the PersonaBar?
  • Is it possible to customize my site's Terms and Conditions?

Activating and Configuring Database Mail in MS SQL Server Express Edition

Do you know Database Mail? Those who administer an MS SQL Server apart from the Express Edition might know it, and there is a nice interface in configuring it in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). But this interface is missing in the Express Edition. The reason for that is that the SQL Server Agent Services are not present in this edition, which does not let us configure maintainence tasks or Database Mail.
These services use the MSDB database, and this database is installed as one of the system databases, even in SQL Server Express Edition. With a few SQL statements we can activate and configure Database Mail, and make use of this feature.

Strategy: DNN Platform Issue Management, Milestones and Roadmap

DNN 9.7.0 was slated as the next big release on our roadmap.  Plans included a new Resource Manager for managing digital assets.  While we were still working on the new Resource Manager and marching towards the 9.7.0 release, we received a nice mix of bug fixes and new features as pull requests.  And since we were aiming for a minor release, we did not separate bug fixes from new features. 

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