Entries for September 2010

September 30, 2010

Day of DotNetNuke An Apology

It is with deep regret that I have to announce that I will not be able to attend/present at the Day of DotNetNuke event this weekend in Chicago.  For those of you that follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed tweets from me over the past 2 weeks talking about this horrible cold that I have.  Well, at this point I am still not recovered, with only 40-50% of my voice available and day-to-day still not feeling all that well I had to make a very hard decision.

In the end, I need to continue to take things slow and relax so that I can kick this cold and be able to resume my regular schedule.  I understand that this will be a disappointment to the individuals that were looking forward to my presentations as well as the individuals that I was working to arrange meetings with.  I am also deeply sorry for the stress that my cancellation puts on the organizers of the Day of DotNetNuke event.

Over the course of the next 3-5 days I will be taking all materials from my sessions and making them available here so that at minimum you will still have the ability to get the content that was to be presented.  I will post my PowePoint slide decks with notes that would have been my talking points.

For those of you attending DevConnections I am looking forward to that event coming up in just  a little over a month, and I WILL be there for that event.  Otherwise to everyone else again I do apologize that I will be unable to attend and hope that you truly enjoy the Day of DotNetNuke event, I know it will be a great success!

September 27, 2010

DotNetNuke 5.5.1 Update and POET Security Vulnerability

For just a little over a week there has been a lot of buzz in the .NET and DotNetNuke community around the POET security vulnerability that was identified within the Microsoft ASP.NET technology stack.  For those of you unaware of the true details on this vulnerability I highly recommend you read the initial announcement from Scott Guthrie from Microsoft, as well as his Frequently Asked Questions post, and lastly his secondary followup posting, with a more detailed workaround.  So why do I bring this up now?  Well late last week DotNetNuke corporation released DotNetNuke 5.5.1 and in the materials that went out with that release they note that it includes a workaround fix for this vulnerability, I wanted to make sure that as always people have ALL information needed before they are doing upgrades.


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