A New Look and Platform

14. December 2005 00:49

After complaining about GoDaddy refusing to alter my server configuration for me to run dasBlog, I did some more digging and noticed they offer a one-click installation of Community Server.  My first attempt to get it to run was not successful.  However, I saw an obscure note that mentioned hosting any .NET 2.0 applications in your root directory would cause errors with Community Server.  So, I moved my only .NET 2.0 application into a virtual directory beneath the root of my site and voilĂ ...it is working.

I haven't really tinkered any with Community Server previously, but so far I am really impressed.  There is a lot of "out of the box" functionality.  It is hard to believe that this is only the free community license.  From what I read, it sounds like the full version adds even more cool features.

I have a few more settings to work through and still want to customize the CSS for the site.  However, I am finally getting close to start the Test Driven Development series that I mentioned in my last post.  Hopefully, I should have the first article posted by the end of the week.  It will serve as an introduction to the topic and the rest of the series will drill down into more detail.

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