Raleigh, North Carolina – (The Hosting News) – June 8, 2007 – Business service provider, Venexus, Inc., has released a new version of its search engine designed for web sites and portals that use the DotNetNuke web application framework, comprised of the Seamus and Search modules.
The Seamus module is the crawler/spider service that aggregates content for the engine. The Search module provides the search form and the results of the query. Combined, these modules provide a powerful search engine for DotNetNuke sites with the added functionality to aggregate and index valuable data from non-DotNetNuke sites as well.
Jeff Smith, Founder and CEO of Venexus remarked, ”As a framework, DotNetNuke has grown in popularity, and our newly launched search engine has become a popular set of modules for many DotNetNuke sites. Since the first release earlier this year, we have listened to our clients and have expanded the abilities of our search engine with many new features.”
Mr. Smith added, ”In the previous release, we added the ability to index all of the most popular document types, including Excel, HTML, PDF, PowerPoint, Text, Word, and XML files. We also added search engine optimization features, like a complete portal RSS feed for all new and updated content, blog/feed aggregator pinging, and social book-marking of search results using many of the most popular social networks. In this latest release, we added file system indexing using the DotNetNuke folders and files architecture with integrated security, DNNAutoSuggest functionality for the search box, and many other features and tweaks.”
The latest release of Venexus Search also utilizes the new version of the EntitySpaces architecture, EntitySpaces 2007. EntitySpaces 2007 supports .Net Medium Trust operation. This opens the door for many users who may be using shared hosting and are currently limited by their hosting providers to medium trust environments. Scott Schecter, CTO of Venexus offered, ”EntitySpaces has allowed us to quickly absorb data schema changes and guarantees that our clients receive the quality software they demand through rigorous unit testing of both the EntitySpaces assemblies and generated code. This flexibility has made EntitySpaces an invaluable tool in our development process, and is central to our agile methodologies.”
Venexus offers two versions of the search Engine — a Standard (free) version and the Pro version. The Venexus Search Engine requires DotNetNuke 4.3.7 or higher (including version 4.5.3), and Microsoft SQL Server supporting Full-Text Indexing.
DotNetNuke Corporation is a privately held corporation with head offices in Seattle, Washington. DotNetNuke Corporation is the official Project Owner and Maintainer of the DotNetNuke Web Application Framework. DotNetNuke is an open-source application and ideal for creating and deploying projects such as commercial web sites, corporate intranets and extranets, online publishing portals, and custom vertical applications. With the core team led by many Microsoft MVPs, DotNetNuke is built on a Microsoft ASP.NET (VB.NET) platform, with a growing community of over 400,000 users, and a dedicated base of programming professionals.
EntitySpaces, LLC is the creator of the EntitySpaces Architecture for the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework. EntitySpaces is a persistence layer and business object system that runs equally well in projects ranging from mobile device applications to large scale Enterprise solutions. EntitySpaces 2007 is a major new release with emphasis on Windows and Web Form binding. It is designed to easily generate business objects from your database schema, relieves you from coding all the plumbing, and lets you concentrate on using the RAD tools in Visual Studio, or third party controls, to polish your application.
Venexus, Inc. is a Business Service Provider (BSP) that develops and integrates business processes. Venexus provides a rare synthesis of “best of breed” technology, value-added offerings and highly desirable pricing to small and medium sized businesses throughout the United States. Venexus is a leading provider of DotNetNuke solutions and support. Venexus provides full lifecycle support of DotNetNuke with core competencies that include the planning, development, and implementation of DotNetNuke portals, skins, and modules.
To learn more about the search modules, please visit: http://search.venexus.com.
For more information about Venexus, Inc., please visit: www.venexus.com.
To learn more about EntitySpaces, LLC, please visit: www.entityspaces.net.
For more information about DotNetNuke Corporation, please visit: www.dotnetnuke.com.