Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 29, 2008
To coincide with the official worldwide launch of Visual Studio 2008, DotNetNuke Corporation is proud to announce the immediate availability of DotNetNuke 4.8.1, an exciting new release which offers native support for Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008, and IIS 7.0.
"DotNetNuke is the leading open source enterprise web platform for the Microsoft .NET technology stack," says Shaun Walker, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of DotNetNuke Corporation. "As a result we felt it was critical for us to embrace Microsoft's latest server platform and development tools immediately so that we can continue to maintain our competitive advantage and provide the maximum benefit to our many community stakeholders."
Windows Server 2008 builds on the success and strengths of its Windows Server predecessors while delivering valuable new functionality and powerful improvements to the base operating system including support for IIS 7.0, a web server for developing and reliably hosting enterprise applications and services. The combination of Visual Studio 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5 include support for the ground-breaking Language Integrated Query (LINQ) which provides the capability to handle query and set operations, such as SQL statements, directly within .NET languages like C# and Visual Basic.
The latest DotNetNuke release continues to offer backward compatibility with Visual Studio 2005 but also provides the freedom and flexibility for customers to move immediately to the next generation Microsoft technology platform. And with the multi-target version support offered by Visual Studio 2008, developers will have the ability to write applications that work with multiple versions of the .NET Framework, including versions 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5.
DotNetNuke is an open source web application framework ideal for creating, deploying and managing interactive web, intranet and extranet sites. Based on its liberal open source licensing model, DotNetNuke has become the Microsoft industry standard framework for constructing enterprise web applications. The mass appeal of the open source model is largely based on the fact that it reduces the total cost of ownership and increases flexibility, factors which are crucial to the success of any organization. The exponential growth of the project ecosystem is a testament to the fact that the application satisfies the broadest set of customer requirements, and has the most innovative and committed management team. For the past 4 years, DotNetNuke's capabilities have been aggressively driven by community feedback, strategic partnerships, and market demand.
The DotNetNuke project was founded on pure open source ideals. These principles permeate every aspect of the project and are fundamental to its business philosophy. At its core, DotNetNuke believes that every organization, company, or individual should have access to high quality, functional software under the most liberal license possible, regardless of their industry focus, geographical location, culture, resources, technical aptitude, or financial capabilities. But the freedom does not stop there. DotNetNuke believes that its valued members should have the right to participate in premium service programs which are focused on their specific needs. The combination of these influences provides the basis for a strong and healthy core foundation, resulting in a vibrant community ecosystem that is ultimately supported "by the people, for the people."
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