The DNN Platform is a .net-based web application framework, or CMS (Content Management System) as some people prefer to call it. Like many of its peers (Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal) it, too, is free and Open Source. You do not need to sign up or sign your business over to DNN Corp, the makers of this platform. You can just download it, install it and begin using it. You can use it for yourself or for a client, non-profit or commercial. You can even charge your client money for it. You do not need to attribute to anyone. And you can change it in whichever way you like.In a nutshell a CMS differs from a classic website in that the latter is a collection of html files on a web server, whereas a CMS is a program that runs on the server that creates web pages on the fly by looking up what it needs to make in a database. The CMS, thus, revolves around two key components: an application and a database. The application is what youll download. The database is what youll be filling as you add pages through the applications management interface. Most modern websites are now based on one CMS or another. There are hundreds of CMSs out there, both commercial and free. By far the most popular of these is Wordpress. DNN is the most popular on the Microsoft Stack. What that is will be explained below.The applications management interface was mentioned briefly above. This brings us to another major difference. With a classic file-based website, the management requires you to change files on the server, meaning administrators need a login on the server. With a CMS, the application manages access and offers an interface through the web to administrators. This means that the CMS is responsible for account management and this is no longer necessary on the server. As you can imagine this greatly simplifies matters. In fact, the only person needing access rights on the server is the one installing the DNN platform at the very beginning. After that it is completely managed through the application.Association:"The DNN-Connect Association is a not for profit and democratic organization founded on its statutes that lay out its goals, how it can generate money, and what should happen to that money if the association ceases to exist.The mission of the DNN-Connect Association is:To increase adoption of the DNN Platform,To support and increase the size of our community (participation in projects etc), andTo ensure continuity of the open source version of the DNN Platform"DNN Platform:The DNN Platform is a .net-based web application framework, or CMS (Content Management System) as some people prefer to call it. Like many of its peers (Joomla, WordPress, Drupal) it, too, is free and Open Source.Community:To learn, engage and have fun together with DNN'ers around the globe who came here to experience the spirit of the greatest open source community on earth.News:Read up on the latest news from DNN Platform events and associated programmesBlog:Read up on the blogs of the DNN Platform and related sitesLogin:To sign-in the dnn-connect siteEvents:To list the events of the DNN Platform and associated programmesDNN Connect:DNN platform is the number one content management system for ASP.Net. It's free to use for everyone.Directory:To list the case studies of the DNN Platform sites and associated company infoSupport:You can, provided you have an account on our site and you are logged on. You don't have to be a developer or have a technical background other than working with DNN platform. Kickstart aims at helping you finding a developer to work on your idea. Facebook:Tap through facebook to any of our social media pages for DNN-Connect & CMS conceptsTwitter:Tap through twitter to any of our social media pages for DNN-Connect & CMS conceptsAlerts:Users of the mobile phone can receive alerts from DNN-Connect about software updates, events and general news.