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Hotcakes Commerce 03.02.02 is Here!

New Hotcakes Commerce Release

Our team has been working hard at delivering the next great release of Hotcakes Commerce.  We primarily focused on some updates that both our support clients and the community really wanted.  We’re very happy to announce that version 03.02.02 is ready for you and it brings with it some very popular updates.

Proud Sponsor of DNN Summit 2020 in Orlando, FL

Upendo Ventures: Proud Sponsor of DNN Summit 2020

I've been using DNN nearly since it launched, which is nearly 17 years ago now. Among my DNN accomplishments is founding the original community-based DNN conference, originally named Day of DotNetNuke and first hosted in Tampa, FL. That was 10 years ago. Things have come full circle now that the DNN Summit conference is going back to Orlando. It's with great pride that I'm announcing we're silver sponsors of DNN Summit 2020. 

I’ve Installed DNN. What’s Next?

Upendo Ventures: I installed DNN. What's next?

Sometimes it’s easy to forget some of the simple things when you've been working with something over a long period of time. When this happens, it's easy to overlook how technical, difficult, hidden, or simply not obvious things. You end up in something of an auto-pilot mode. This article helps to outline some of the quick-and-easy things that we often do after first installing DNN. 

5 Simple Tips Anyone Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Business Online

Upendo Ventures: Security

Ever since computers have been widely available, we seem to be in a never-ending battle against the “bad guys” online.  They’re constantly trying to hack us, steal our private information, create fake identities, and so many other nefarious acts.  It’s difficult to keep up with all of the latest details and exploits that you could potentially be exploited by.  Here are a few tips to make your life a bit more worry-free, as well as protect you and your business at the same time.

Securing Your Non-Azure Website Using Let’s Encrypt

Securing Your Website Using Let's Encrypt

If you’re in the developer community, and especially if you’re using or near any Azure conversations, you’ll continuously hear someone suggest Let’s Encrypt when it comes to securing your domain name.  You know, that thing you do to allow your website to use the HTTPS protocol to get that lock in front of it in the web browser.  I’ve tended to use NameCheap.com these days.  They’re cheap like their name suggests, and they’re super easier to use.  However, things just got even easier.