October 2010

DotNetNuke Email Setup and Maps

Monday, October 18, 2010 Interview with:Lee Sykes and David Finley In this podcast we discuss how to correctly set up email in DotNetNuke and understanding SMTP and the common traps to avoid. We also look at working with maps and map modules in DotNetNuke and the powerful uses for Google Maps and Google Earth. The podcast covers the following: Email Setup Typical email problems in DotNetNuke What is SMTP? SMTP mail servers How you would typically experience SMTP servers outside of DNN What is POP3 / Exchange / Webmail? What traps are there with SMTP servers? Relay IP lockdown Send Limits No relay Domain lockdown SSL Ports and restrictions How does Google and Hotmail play with this? What do you need to know to configure SMTP in DNN? How to configure SMTP in DNN Traps with SMTP in DNN Admin email address Locked domain External domain limits or blocks Administrator… Read More »DotNetNuke Email Setup and Maps

Auto Update to Widows Live Writer Killed my Launch Icon

The recent auto update to the Windows Live 2011 Beta that automatically ran on my windows 7 system. Automatically and without me needing to do needing to do anything at all… killed the desktop launch icon that was used. Isn’t is great that the thing that Microsoft is best at is killing things automatically. I found a recent picture of the Microsoft “Leader” Guess it all makes sense now why the only thing they do well tends to tick me off! As for the new Windows Live Writer 2011. Works exactly like the old one, but has the following new features. Feature List Removal of the word BETA from the program name Kills your desktop Icons for Live Writer Ummm, That is about it really.

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Rollup 1 Hell

After running the automated update to Exchange 2010 SP1 Rollup 1, our exchange server stopped being able to mount the data store for the data databases. The error we received looked like this: Event 9512 MSExchange IS While starting database Mailbox Database 123456789, the following error occurred: Non-database file or corrupted database.  Failed to configure MDB. The Event ID was followed by 3154 then 209 then 2131. Kind of bummed me out that yet again, an automated update would kill the Exchange server. But I this is something I am getting more and more used to with Microsoft and their updates. To fix this issue we tried to follow the article here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925825 As this was suggested in some forums we found about the issue. Method 1 was what we selected. Method 1: Run Setup /PrepareAD Run the Setup /PrepareAD command from the Exchange Server CD to prepare the Active… Read More »Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Rollup 1 Hell

Google Analytics Update

DotNetNuke (DNN) Analytics Report Module Google Analytics Report Module allows you to display your Google Analytics Graphs in a custom module on your DNN website. This allows you to use the Google Analytics free service with your client’s websites, and deliver the results directly to the client without them leaving the DNN platform. This effectively replaces the DNN site log data with a neat flash colour graph of the Analytics Report data. Now you can have advanced analytics data in your site and have it appear to be part of the DotNetNuke Module Platform that you deliver to clients. This is another Custom Module for DotNetNuke by InteractiveWebs. Pull Google Analytics Data The module will pull Google Data directly from your Google account and display the data directly in your website. Flash Graphic The module displays the important Analytics data in a Adobe Flash graph directly on your DNN website.… Read More »Google Analytics Update

Editing DotNetNuke Region Data with Advanced Login Module

This post relates to the DotNetNuke Login Module Add Missing Regional Data to your Website When you install the module and navigate to the “Configure Module” menu option. One thing you may notice is that the module detects the regional data in your website and offers you to ability to import missing region data. What is DNN Region Data? Region Data is the information relating to the regions / states / provinces within a country. For example we know of some popular states within America such as California (CA) or Texas (TX) etc, in Australia, we refer to regions as States. We have locations like New South Wales (NSW) or South Australia (SA) etc. How is Region Data Used in DNN In DotNetNuke, the region data is typically used when an individual is registering on the site. If your registration process requires the user to fill in country and state… Read More »Editing DotNetNuke Region Data with Advanced Login Module

Understanding SMTP in DotNetNuke

DNN SMTP Settings DNN Websites have the ability to configure in the host settings an SMTP server. When a DNN email is generated from the DNN website, it will attempt to send mail through this SMTP server. In order that your DNN website can successfully send the email, the SMTP server must allow the email message to be received. Typically this is done in one of four ways. The SMTP server is configured for Open Relay (This should NEVER be done unless you have an external firewall blocking all external SMTP connections. Otherwise your mail server will become a spam server within hours) SMTP Authentication – Typically SMTP servers are configured to allow users with a valid username and password to authenticate themselves. Once they have been authenticated, they can communicate email messages through the SMTP server. This is the same way most ISP’s work their mail servers. The idea… Read More »Understanding SMTP in DotNetNuke

DNN Podcast about the DotNetNuke Pivot Module

The dnn podcast page has been updated with some profile data about InteractiveWebs, indicating some of the work we specialise in. If you would like to see more, click here. David Finley, InteractiveWebs David is from InteractiveWebs based in Sydney Australia. InteractiveWebs is a technology focused business with extensive experience with DotNetNuke Module development, having released over 24 modules for public sale. As well as DNN Modules, InteractiveWebs has extensive experience with Microsoft CRM Customization, Silverlight application development, and iOS iPhone and iPad application development with integration into DotNetNuke. For more information about custom dnn module development, please visit their site: www.interactivewebs.com 34. DotNetNuke, Microsoft Pivot and DNN News Sunday, October 03, 2010 Interview with:Lee Sykes and David Finley In this podcast we discuss Microsoft Pivot and the DotNetNuke Pivot module, the latest DotNetNuke News as well as what has been happening with the DotNetNuke podcasts. The podcast covers the… Read More »DNN Podcast about the DotNetNuke Pivot Module

DotNetNuke Podcast–Microsoft Pivot and DNN News

Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke Podcast This week we have released with Lee Sykes a DotNetNuke Podcast about Microsoft Pivot. The podcast covers the following: It has been a while David interviewing Lee, background and what has been happening DNN Creative background DotNetNuke businesses and opportunities Low cost entry into the market Our 5th birthday Microsoft Pivot background and explanation Resources and free videos to view on Pivot Exploration and manipulation of data Navigating data as a web rather than page to page, deep diving, finding trends Interactivewebs.com DotNetNuke Pivot module Displaying data from a DotNetNuke website Security roles, portals, logins, countries of registered users Building a Pivot card and displaying with images Potential for building Pivot views such as sales Useful information for advertising with Google Adwords Important ASP.NET security vulnerability