This article will help you:
- Understand what DNN is, how it works, and the most common solutions that it offers to customers.
- Know the brief history of DNN and the company.
What Is DNN?
DNN is an open-source web Content Management System (CMS) and application development framework for building web sites and web applications on Microsoft .NET.
What Does DNN Do?
DNN allows organizations to quickly develop and deploy interactive and dynamic web sites, intranets, extranets, and web applications.
Who Controls DNN?
The DNN project is administered by DNN Corp. (formerly "DotNetNuke Corporation"), which was founded in 2006 by Shaun Walker, Nik Kalyani, Joe Brinkman, and Scott Willhite.
DNN Corp. was acquired by ESW Capital in August 2017 under the Think3 brand, with Andy Tryba taking over the CEO position from September 2017.
Are There Other DNN Products?
DNN Corp's main product is the DNN Web Content Management Platform which is available for free, but it also offers three subscription-based editions (marketed as Evoq Basic, Evoq Content, and Evoq Engage), and operates the DNN Store where users can purchase third-party modules and skins for the DNN CMS. Support is included in the three subscription-based editions but is not provided to DNN Platform unless they have a Support Plan.
The DNN Client Base
DNN has over 2000 customers from nearly every industry and every nation of the world, ranging from Fortune 500 to SMB companies that rely on DNN to fuel their businesses, support their causes, and educate their audiences.
- Please refer to the DNN documentation center for additional information.
For anyone new to DNN, here are some resources to get you started:
- On the main DNN website, there is an overview of DNN as a CMS.
- On Wikipedia, you can find a guide with the history and facts of the product.
- In the Documentation Center, the editions and personas are explained.
- On the DNN Platform Github page, the readme describes the project.
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