DotNetNuke versus Sharepoint Portal

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I ran across a blog post today that I can’t believe I have missed Bil Simser put together a fairly decent comparison between the functionality of DotNetNuke and Sharepoint. While Bil points out that both have their own strengths and weaknesses it would seem that DNN came out on top in most areas. Really the only section where DotNetNuke lost out is in the area of Office integration. I’ve been playing a little with SharePoint Services for a couple of weeks now and I totally agree with him on this point as the Office integration is very useful and pretty well thought out in SharePoint. In DNN it is just not there. I have not even seen a third party module or private assembly that provides this functionality although that does not mean one does not exist as I’m constantly finding new modules for DNN that I did not know about previously.

The one point I would make is there just does not seem to be a lot of resources out there for SharePoint either in the web part area or in themes. As someone who jsut recently started looking at SharePoint I have found the examples out on the web lacking. I can find quite a bit of information from vendors who will sell me a webpart but good documentation with examples of how to create one does not seem to be around. Now this may be that I have not just asked Google the correct question yet, but I still have not found a lot of info on how to program webparts.

Overall, Bil did a great job here and while he may have gotten a little of the history wrong his comparison is solid. You can read it for yourself at

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