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08.00.00 Beta 1 (Build 674)

Rating:        Based on 5 ratings
Reviewed:  4 reviews
Downloads: 541
Released: Dec 16, 2015
Updated: Dec 17, 2015 by jbrinkman
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes

DNN 8.0.0 Beta is a minor upgrade from CTP 7 and primarily focuses on stabilizing the platform. We have done extensive review of all features planned for this release and have postponed some features which were not going to meet our quality targets.

Key Features

  • Performance Enhancements
  • DnnImageHandler
  • Settings API
  • Bug fixes
  • Default.css API

Breaking Changes

  • Telerik control wrappers moved to separate assembly

Features Moved to Forge/GitHub

  • SiteLog
  • Newsletter
  • Vendors/Banners
  • Navigation Providers

Postponed Features

  • DCC
  • oAuth

Canceled Features

  • HMAC

Previously Delivered Features

  • MVC Module type
  • SPA Module type
  • Separate Admin modules:
    • Configuration Manager
    • Console
    • Dashboard
    • Google Analytics
    • Languages
    • Lists
    • Event Viewer
    • Module Creator
    • Recycle Bin
    • Sitemap
    • Site Wizard
    • SQL
    • Page Manager
    • Themes
  • Quick Settings Menu
  • Incremental upgrades
  • CKEditor as the default HTML editor


  • ASP.Net 4.5.1
  • ASP.Net MVC 5.1.1
  • ASP.Net WebAPI 2.1

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.

Reviews for this release

As always with DNN, the NoTest solution is broken and produces hundreds/thousands of build errors. The solution with tests however seems to work much better than previous DNN versions and build fine without problem.
by improwise on Jan 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Unable to build source package, lots of errors for example: Error 1 ; expected C:\github\Dnn.Platform\DNN Platform\DotNetNuke.Web\ConfigSection\AuthServicesConfiguration.cs 13 58 DotNetNuke.Web Error 2 Invalid token '"messageHandlers"' in class, struct, or interface member declaration C:\github\Dnn.Platform\DNN Platform\DotNetNuke.Web\ConfigSection\AuthServicesConfiguration.cs 13 66 DotNetNuke.Web Error 3 Identifier expected C:\github\Dnn.Platform\DNN Platform\DotNetNuke.Web\ConfigSection\AuthServicesConfiguration.cs 13 66 DotNetNuke.Web Error 4 Edit: Downloaded latest using Git and everything is compiling without an issue. However if I download zip from codeplex I get lots of errors as above
by aptyk on Dec 23, 2015 at 5:54 AM
It sounds like you had some issue in unpacking the zip file. Make sure that you have "unblocked" the zip file in windows to ensure that all files are properly extracted. Also, DNN 8 now uses C# 6 so you should use VS 2015 to ensure it compiles properly. I have verified that the source package is compiling without errors. If you have further issues please post to the community forums.
Reply by jbrinkman (N/A) on Dec 18, 2015 at 6:03 PM
Hi After upgrading to ( I am getting this error Any help?
by bhattji on Dec 21, 2015 at 5:05 AM
I've not had it long but considering this is a BETA build I am happy to confirm a: 1. Successful installation from scratch to IIS 7.5 and MSSQL 2012. 2. Successful upgrade from a much earlier CTP version. NOTE: It is too early to make this a thorough review of the internal workings of this build. I made my judgement primarily on successful upgrade and install. (i.e. error free, appears to be working, no special steps to make it work)
by InnoSoftware on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:36 AM