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08.00.00 CTP 3 (Build 158)

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Released: Jul 20, 2015
Updated: Jul 20, 2015 by jbrinkman
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Release Notes

DNN 8.0.0 CTP 3 is focused on delivering the Dynamic Content Type Manager and incremental update support.

The Dynamic Content Type Manager is part of the Dynamic Content Creator (DCC) which is a new set of features for DNN 8. The manager will allow you to create rich content types which you can expose using the upcoming DCC editor/viewer. The DCC will bring native content management to DNN and provides a framework that others can build on for more advanced content management scenarios.

Incremental upgrade support now allows DNN to seamlessly upgrade from one build to another. Incremental SqlDataProvider and Config merge files are supported in this CTP, but we expect to also include Cleanup files and UpgradeApplication support by the final release. This feature means that from CTP 3 on, we'll be able to support upgrading users from pre-release builds to the final release version. So moving from CTP 3 to beta to final release will be a fully supported scenario.

Finally, this release includes the first of several expected breaking changes. In CTP 3 we have removed the SiteLog functionality and will make that available as a separate module available in the DNN Forge. In order to prevent the loss of log data for people who may be using the feature, DNN 8 leaves the SiteLog table intact on upgrades.

Key Features

  • Dynamic Content Type Manager
  • Incremental Upgrades

Not Included in this CTP

  • DCC Viewer/Editor Module
  • Settings Page support in SPA module
  • OAuth Support

Breaking Changes

  • SiteLog removed

Previously Delivered Features

  • MVC Modules
  • SPA Modules
  • HMAC Authentication for WebServices
  • Separate Newsletter and Recycle Bin modules.


  • ASP.Net 4.5+
  • ASP.Net MVC 5.0.1
  • ASP.Net WebAPI 2.0

You can view the current source code in the DNN 8.0 GitHub repository

NOTE: This is a preview release and is not intended for production use.

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