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DNN Awareness Group August 2018 Meeting Recap

August 2018 DNN Awareness Group Meeting Video

The Awareness DNN Ecosystem Advisory Group held its August meeting yesterday.  We had new members and some exciting updates, including new DNN extensions, interesting blog posts, and a DNNSoftware.com website proposal.  Our group continues to do a great job of creating and spreading DNN-based content around the world.  This is especially exciting since many people have been having their vacations recently.

5 Tips for Upgrading DNN Websites

Upendo Ventures gives 5 tips for successful DNN website upgrades

Depending on who you ask, you’ll be the recipient of a very passionate response when you ask any DNN’er their opinion about DNN upgrades.  In general, upgrading DNN is very similar to any other ASP.NET application.  Yet, when things go wrong, people tend to blame the application itself.  Don’t get me wrong, the respective application can and sometimes does have something to do with an issue that may occur, but in my experience, that’s the exception and not the rule.  Here are some tips to help you have a less "exciting" time the next time you have to upgrade DNN.

5 Things You Absolutely Need to Remember with E-Commerce Websites

E-Commerce Myth's presented by Upendo Ventures

Last night, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Toronto Area DNN Users Group (a.k.a., TADUG), hosted by Aderson Oliveira.  TADUG is currently enjoying a revival, so I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.  He asked me to bring some e-commerce goodness to their user group, and I hope I delivered.  In this presentation and Q&A, we discuss some of the most critical trends and techniques that e-commerce website owners should remember.  Spoiler alert…  There are actually 6 tips in this presentation.  Surprise!

June 2018 DNN Awareness Group Meeting Video

June 2018 DNN Awareness Group Meeting Video

The summer makes us all feel busier than usual.  There’s always so much activity.  As a result, June’s meeting didn’t have the normal level of attendance, but we surprisingly had some great conversations, ideas, and energy around increasing traction.  We had excellent discussions about community-generated content, content locations, and theming our participation.

May 2018 DNN Awareness Group Meeting Video

May 2018 DNN Awareness Group Meeting

It’s taken me nearly a month to carve out the time to post this blog post, but the video went live the same day.  In the future, I’m going to put in the extra effort to draft and publish this announcement much sooner.  It seems that the warmer weather makes us all busier, and I’m apparently not immune to this.  Please enjoy our May 2018 meeting video!