Extreme WYSIWYG - Web Content Editor in TNG

Most open source CMS systems only deal with Web Content, while Sense/Net Portal Engine TNG is an Enterprise Content Management platform. But on the other hand, most ECM software do not deal with Web Content at all, or to a limited extent. We have experience with the WCM features of MOSS, and they aren't the best. For years, our customers demanded total WYSIWYG web based content editor. When designing TNG, we had two equally important goals concerning the CMS system. ... [More]

Portal File System (PFS): an open source content repository for .Net

Update (2009.03.27): Portal File System (PFS) was renamed to Sense/Net Content Repository (SNCR) in Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 3 In the Java world there is a common interface specification for storing content, the java content repository (JSR-170). A content repository is a kind of object database specially made to store, retrieve and search hierarchical data. In the Microsoft .Net environment so far we had only one de facto standard, the SharePoint Data Store, a proprietary, closed source system. ... [More]

Preview Mode - Eye candy for sales presentations

When we announced Sense/Net Portal Engine TNG, we wanted a fancy picture browser. Since I am an Apple fan, it was a CoverFlow GUI programmed in Flash. If you clicked on a picture folder, the pictures loaded in a fancy way. As time passed on, we realised that this feature would be nice to have for all Content types in the PFS, so it is now called Preview Mode. Any content in the PFS can have a preview mode icon, which loads when the contenet is listed in a container. So pages, users and folders a... [More]

What is Content Type Definition?

You don't have to be a programming guru to be able to define new Content Types in the ECMS part of Sense/Net Portal Engine TNG. Content Types define the structure of an enterprise content in the ECMS. Content can be anything that you want to store, display, list, search, query, set access rights to and so on. Content can be anything, a word document, a contract, az ISO document or memo, a web article, a piece of news, a blog entry, a forum topic, a page, a picture - everything that has some ... [More]

Unveiled: there's a machine in the ghost!

Recently I blogged about the dropping of the Pfs HttpHandler, and about a new HttpModule that creates a PortalContext instance for each request that should (could) be served from the portal. There are excellent ASP.NET developers without any knowledge about these modules and handlers. They use the Web Forms / Web Controls infrastucture, and enjoy the magic called ASP.NET that makes this all possibe. It's a very good thing - likely your customers don't think in HTTP requests and respo... [More]

Portal Remote Control issues

It looks fine, it works fine. You are able to edit the page with this translucent and draggable tool. A little eyecandy for you but beside all it's quite a useful feature! There is some additional information on the PRC panel displayed on the page: Page Name, Version, Page Template, Mode and Status (as you can notice on the screenshot below, this page is checked out for the user who has the permission to edit the page). I've tested PRC both on Windows (XP SP2) an... [More]

Saying goodbye to PfsHandler

Hi Guys (and Girls) out there! I'm Gergo, I'm a developer in the TNG team. In the last few days I dived deep into the ASP.NET infrastructure. We had an HttpHandler-based solution for serving out ASP.NET pages from the PortalFileSystem. It started as a "quick-and-dirty but good enough for a software in alpha phase" solution. It was high time to replace it with a "clean and clear" one. This implementation is based on a HttpModule (I dropped our HttpHandler, the d... [More]

First Beta Customer

Our first TNG customer has agreed to disclosing their identity. We have started a Sense/Net Portal Engine TNG based real-life portal project for the second biggest telco in Hungary, Invitel. If you check out www.invitel.hu today (see date of post), you will see that it is running on the current version of Sense/Net Portal Engine. I have to admit, that taking part in such a project with a still beta product is a brave move from Invitel. I personally respect companies that make such decisions and ... [More]

Identity Management System in TNG

Screenshot of Portal Explorer in Mozilla, showing the Identity Management System (IMS). [More]

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