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NuGet - Ending Windows XP support

January 19, 2017

At NuGet, we are constantly improving our security. One of the steps we are taking is to move our HTTPS end points to meet industry standards for algorithms and protocols. This means that connecting to nuget.org services from machines that don’t support modern cipher algorithms will no longer be supported (such as TLS 1.0 support in Windows XP). Windows XP reached end of OS support on April 8, 2014, and does not meet this minimum requirement. Therefore, we plan to end NuGet support for Windows XP on April 8, 2017. After support is discontinued, you will no longer be able [...]

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Improving the NuGet documentation experience on docs.microsoft.com

January 12, 2017

In late 2016, we started on the journey of improving the docs experience for NuGet with the revamped docs experience. Continuing that journey, today we are announcing the move to docs.microsoft.com/nuget. Given how NuGet has grown to become an integral part of the Visual Studio and .NET ecosystems, this move furthers the integration by providing a seamless experience to navigate documentation across .NET, Visual Studio and NuGet. This move also brings several improvements such as: Responsive design supporting multiple form-factors such as mobile devices, tablets, and PCs. Adding side-notes for articles Adding comments as well as subscribing to them Viewing [...]

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NuGet.Server 2.11.3 now available

December 21, 2016

Today we are releasing an update to the NuGet.Server package. The purpose of this update is to address a bug that enabled NuGet.Server to be installed on projects that target .NET Framework versions less than 4.6. Issue addressed Previously, there was a bug in NuGet.Server 2.11.2 (3257, 3406) that incorrectly considered the package to be compatible with projects that target .NET Framework prior to 4.6. Upon installing the package, the build would fail due to a missing NuGet.Server reference. With this update, users will not be able to install NuGet.Server with incompatible projects. Try it out! This update of the [...]

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Announcing NuGet 4.0 RC

November 21, 2016

NuGet 4.0 RC for Visual Studio 2017 is focused on adding support for .NET Core scenarios, addressing key customer feedback and improving performance in a variety of scenarios. This release brings several improvements like support for PackageReference, NuGet commands as MSBuild targets, background package restore, and more. This post gives an overview of the new features and improvements available in NuGet 4.0 RC. Downloads NuGet.exe 4.0 RC will be available for download very soon. This blog post will be updated and we’ll tweet about it at that time. NuGet Package Manager Extension in Visual Studio 2017 Starting with NuGet 4.0 [...]

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Announcing NuGet 3.5 RTM

October 27, 2016

NuGet 3.5 RTM for Visual Studio 2015 and nuget.exe provide quality improvements, performance improvements, features and new target frameworks like netstandard and netcoreapp. Downloads All NuGet downloads are available on https://nuget.org/downloads. NuGet.exe 3.5 RTM is not marked as the latest yet in the download page or uploaded as a package, so your version of NuGet.exe will not update to 3.5 RTM if you are using the update -self switch. Over the next few weeks once we get some more real world usage of the tools, we will make this change. This blog post will be updated and tweet will be [...]

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New experience for NuGet Documentation

September 20, 2016

Last month, we launched a preview of the revamped Nuget docs experience. We made a number of improvements: New quick-starts for creating and consuming packages. End to end guides for new platforms such as .NET Standard and UWP. A simpler and more intuitive organization of topics. Left pane of contents serves as an index and allows you to glance at all topics. Cross-references with links to recommended reading, related topics and reference docs. A modern look and feel to the docs site. We would like to thank you for trying out the preview and giving us valuable feedback. We have [...]

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Changes to Expiring API Keys

August 25, 2016

In June, we published a blog post announcing Expiring API Keys. We received a lot of great feedback from the community about it. In retrospect, we did not do a great job explaining the motivation and reasoning for this security measure to the community. This post goes into more detail about why we introduced Expiring API Keys, the immediate changes we are making to the design to address feedback, and improvements to our process to prevent a similar situation from happening in the future. Your Feedback Let’s start with a summary of the most consistent feedback we heard from the [...]

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The path towards better documentation

August 22, 2016

Update 9/20 (11:00 A.M PST): The revamped NuGet Docs experience is now live on docs.nuget.org. Read more about it here - New experience for NuGet Documentation docs.nuget.org is the authoritative guide on everything NuGet. It is used as reference by nearly 180k developers with over 500k page views a month. Summary of the most consistent feedback we heard is given below: The grouping is not intuitive and makes it difficult to find the right document. Figuring out the end to end steps to build packages for new platforms is hard. Lack of indexing and cross referencing makes it difficult navigate [...]

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Announcing NuGet 3.5 RC

August 11, 2016

NuGet 3.5 RC for Visual Studio 2015 and nuget.exe provide quality improvements, performance improvements, features and new target frameworks like netstandard and netcoreapp. Downloads All NuGet downloads are available on http://nuget.org/downloads. 3.5 RC of nuget.exe 3.5 RC is available through the following channels. NuGet Beta Channel 3.5 RC direct download. New Features Support for new Target Frameworks .NET Standard and Net Core App TFM support is now available in 3.5 RC and supports netstandard1.6 TFM for Visual Studio 2015 users. .NET Standard provides a more concrete guarantee of binary portability to future .NET-capable platforms with an easier-to-understand platform versioning plan. [...]

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Announcing NuGet 3.5 Beta 2 and 2.12 RTM

June 27, 2016

NuGet 3.5 Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2015, nuget.exe and NuGet 2.12 RTM for Visual Studio 2013 releases provide quality improvements, performance improvements, .NET Core CLI support, and new target frameworks like netstandard and netcoreapp for our users. Downloads All NuGet downloads are available on http://nuget.org/downloads. 2.12 RTM version of the Visual Studio 2013 will be available via Tools -> Extensions and Updates 3.5 Beta 2 of nuget.exe 3.5 Beta 2 is available through the following channels. NuGet Beta Channel 3.5 Beta 2 direct download. Integrated with Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Preview 2 The .NET CLI 3.5 Beta 2 [...]

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