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Present in your Pajamas!

Not getting dressed up, or even fully dressed for that matter, is just one of the many advantages as a speaker this year at DNN Summit 2021, which will be held online this time around. Here's a bunch more, and reasons why there's no time like this year to sign up. 

Installing DNN on a Ubuntu Server

Really? No, I am joking, but it's not April Fools Day. So what? In this Blog article I am going to explain how to install SQL Server 2019 on Ubuntu, and then using it with DNN. Sometimes you are in need to install SQL Server and IIS (with DNN) on different machines, so why pay a license for the Operating System when you need a database server?
Since the release of SQL Server 2017, Microsoft added support for different Linux systems (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Ubuntu and Docker Engine) to SQL Server. Some days ago, I said: why not trying this? And after some trial and error, I finally got it to run. So here's what I did.

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 to configure 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.

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