February 2011

Solution to – Windows 7 Slows with Thumbnail Previews of Images

Windows 7 Slow to Thumbnail Preview – Solution We have found for the problem that we have experienced significantly with Windows 7. The problem is found when viewing in Thumbnail Preview a directory with a lot of image files in it. Like you would a directory of icon images used in a graphic design company, or even a general user with a lot of images in your folder. What happens is that the system stalls and chokes while a green progress bar slides from left to right taking anything up to 40 seconds to complete. While the thumbnails are not displayed, but the default icon is in place while the computer has a good old think about that it will do next. Strangely enough, this was something that worked well on the Microsoft Windows India (AKA Vista). Some how the US boys broke the thing when they took the code… Read More »Solution to – Windows 7 Slows with Thumbnail Previews of Images

Updated the Tell My Friend Module for DNN

Today we have updated out Tell My Friend Module for DNN. The update is significant for us as it represents an entirely new backend for all our modules. The control of which we have finally got right. The reality is that for over a year we have been playing with various technologies and trying to work out what would be best for user management UI. We tried Ajax, Silverlight, ripped images with direct .net code, java and we believe we have it right using some jQuery controls. Check out our update and see what you think. Remember all our DNN modules are free to trial. DNN Tell My Friend Module The DNN Tell My Friend (Tell A Friend) is an advanced DotNetNuke module that allows you to easily as a module to one or many pages of your DNN website. Now with Advanced Jquery code for improved reliability with other… Read More »Updated the Tell My Friend Module for DNN

Microsoft Pivot Module for DotNetNuke Updates

We have released an update of our popular Microsoft Pivot DotNetNuke Module. Mine your DotNetNuke user accounts to spot trends in your accounts and signup history. Microsoft "Pivot" allows you to organize and display data like never before. The new technology recently released by Microsoft Labs is allowing the visualization of data that would otherwise be difficult to explore. Take a look at the Ted Talk Video below to understand this technology, and imagine how you could use it with your DotNetNuke membership data. There is nothing else that can sort and arrange data like Microsoft Pivot! This module is exciting as it allows you to easily launch your profile data as a pivot within minutes. here is nothing else that can sort and arrange data like Microsoft Pivot!   We were inspired by the recent video shown on the ted.com website by Gary Flake. View the Microsoft Pivot Video… Read More »Microsoft Pivot Module for DotNetNuke Updates

Cannot Browse Microsoft Sites or Antivirus Sites Cornflicker is your problem

Wow.. it has been some time since I danced the Antivirus Windows dance, but today I had an experience that a lot of you may know about. A re-install of a server and I wanted to throw onto it Windows 2008 R2. Problem was that the server only has a CD drive. So I look at what ISO’s I can lay my hands on that are CD install. I found that Windows 2000 SP2 was it for server software. While I probably could have assed around trying to find some other way to load up a new operating system via network or USB etc. But since I started using Apple products a year or two ago, I value life… and so was not prepared to throw time away with Microsoft on that little journey. So up goes the virgin 2003 SP2 server. Assed around with some new network drivers… and… Read More »Cannot Browse Microsoft Sites or Antivirus Sites Cornflicker is your problem

mht or mhtml is Restricted File Type Valid File Types Include

DotNetNuke File Types When uploading an mht or mhtml file to Bulk Emailer moduel for DotNetNuke. You receive a message that looks like this: The File C:\Inetpub\XXXXXXX\httpdocs\Portals\0\filename.mht Is A Restricted File Type. Valid File Types Include ( *. swf, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.jpe, *.gif, *.bmp, *.png, *.doc, *.docx, *.xls, *.xlsx, *.ppt, *.pptx, *.pdf, *.txt, *.xml, *.xsl, *.xsd, *.css, *.zip, *.template, *.csv, *.htmtemplate ). Please Contact Your Hosting Provider If You Need To Upload A File Type Which Is Not Supported. Solution 1. Login to your DotNetNuke website as a host. 2. Navigate to the HOST / Host Settings page – Other Settings 3. Add ‘,mht,mhtml’ (without the ”) into the Allowable File Extensions. 4. Click Update and you are done. DotNetNuke only allows certain file types to be uploaded by default. You need to allow DNN to accept the Microsoft MHT or MHTML file type if you plan on using it… Read More »mht or mhtml is Restricted File Type Valid File Types Include

Update to DNN Module–Google Analytics Report for DotNetNuke

Today we released an update to our Google Analytics Report Module for DNN. The module is an excellent way to bring your Analytics results directly into your DNN website. We have an example of the DNN module running on our analytics report site here. 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… Read More »Update to DNN Module–Google Analytics Report for DotNetNuke

Problem with moving email servers to new IP

We have discovered a rather annoying email problem this week. Because of a closure of a data centre we have used for over 10 years, we have been forced to pickup our servers and move them over to a new data centre. As annoying and as much work as this is, we have found one particular issue with the change of our primary email servers over to a new IP. In recent years, there has been a new emergence of spam email fighting systems. Cisco is using it’s power of basically routing almost every bit of data on the internet to directly monitor IP addresses real time. They call this senderbase.org and is part of their IronPort spam scanning service. We have had our email servers running for years with a “Good” reputation on this service. However when we move the IP to a new block, we have found that… Read More »Problem with moving email servers to new IP