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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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NuGet API key expiration

June 22, 2016

Update 6/22 (2:15 P.M PST): We have a lot of feedback coming in from the community on this topic. This change will not have any impact for another 90 days at the minimum. We are reviewing your feedback and will discuss further how to achieve our goal of improved security of NuGet.org. We will have an update within the next 45 days. To continue the dicussion, we have openend a new GitHub issue here. EDIT - Updates on this feature is available here - Changes to Expiring API Keys NuGet.org is growing blazingly fast. The past couple of years have [...]

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Consolidated REST API deployed

May 19, 2016

A few weeks back, we deployed our consolidated REST API powering NuGet.org and the NuGet client experience in Visual Studio. An invisible change for our users, but a big change for the NuGet team. This consolidated REST API lays the foundation of our future work on the server side of NuGet. In this post, we want to expand a little on the history of the NuGet services and why it matters for us. History of our internal REST API Historically, NuGet.org used to serve all requests for packages directly from our database. With the number of NuGet users increasing, the [...]

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The 1st Billion

May 10, 2016

Today, NuGet.org reached one billion downloads. This is a momentous achievement for our users and the community of package authors who continue to use and build new libraries that is the cornerstone of .NET adoption. We want to take this opportunity to give a huge thank you to the millions of our users who made this milestone possible. With the advent of .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Universal Windows Apps, open sourcing of the Xamarin Platform, and the accelerated use of NuGet, we believe we will hit the next 1 billion in a year or so. Journey to 1 Billion NuGet [...]

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