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NuGet 2.7 Package Restore Tips

Since the release of NuGet 2.7 with Automatic Package Restore and implicit consent, many developers have adopted the new approach and provided some great feedback on their experiences. Based on that feedback, we have collected a set of tips to help you start using the new restore features. Using Automatic Package Restore Even though package ...

Introducing NuGet Concierge

Twelve weeks ago, the Azure Applications Platform & Tools team welcomed us, three college sophomores, Jaspreet Bagga, Jeremiah Jekich, and Melissa McNeill, to Microsoft. As Explorer Interns, we were given the opportunity to experience the three primary disciplines here at Microsoft: Program Manager, Software Development Engineer, and ...

NuGet Package Restore with Team Foundation Build

Note: This post is now also part of the official NuGet documentation. In this post, I’ll provide a walkthrough on how to use package restore with Team Foundation Build with both, git as well TF version control. In our previous blog post on how we improved package restore, I showed that NuGet 2.7 and Microsoft.Bcl.Build made restoring ...
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NuGet 2.7 Released

The NuGet team is excited to announce NuGet 2.7 release, for details please see the release notes published on docs.nuget.org.NuGet 2.7 Features Note that with NuGet 2.7, we have removed support for Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone due to technical limitations related to the new automatic package restore. A separate ...

Update: Knockout IntelliSense Highlight Bug Fix

In an earlier blog post on June 24th entitled Knockout IntelliSense Highlighting Bug Fix I described a bug fix in the Knockout IntelliSense feature. In that post I recommended installing Windows Azure SDK for .NET (VS 2012) – 2.0 to acquire the fix since it did not make it into any of the Visual Studio Updates for 2012. Several customers...

Web Publishing a simpler way to exclude files/folders from being published

I’ve written a few blog posts on how to exclude files from publishing/packaging. In each of these posts you’d have to be familiar with MSBuild and the Web Publish process. I’ve been looking for a much simpler way to exclude files/folder from publishing. When using git you can easily exclude files and folders using a .gitignore file. ...

Portable Compression is now stable

Today we are happy to announce that our portable compression library is now available as a stable NuGet package. Microsoft.Bcl.Compression Microsoft.Bcl.Compression provides the following APIs in a portable fashion: It’s supported on the following platforms: .NET 4.5 and .NET for Windows Store apps already ship ...
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Improved Package Restore

As we’ve previously explained we receive various reports on how our NuGet packages don’t play nicely with NuGet’s package restore feature. In this blog post I’ll talk about an update we shipped to our infrastructure package Microsoft.Bcl.Build that reduces the impact. The Issue To recap, some of our packages need to participate in ...
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Accessing the ASP.NET Web Configuration Tool in Visual Studio 2013

As many of you have noticed, the option to select “ASP.Net Web Configuration Manager” is no longer in Visual Studio 2013 Preview. This is due to the removal of the Visual Studio Development Server (or Cassini) from the product. However, we understand that many people have gotten used to using the Tool, and so here are the steps by ...

Install MVC4 HotTowel SPA NuGetNuGet package in One ASP.NET Web API Project in VS2013 Preview

I was trying to install MVC4 HotTowel SPA package (MVC4 and Razor v2) on a VS2013 Preview One ASP.NET Web API Project (MVC5 and Razor V3). I blindly let the NuGetNuGet package overwrite all my files including the Viewsweb.config file, which caused some compatibility problems. This is what I did: 1. Create a Web API One ASP.NET project 2. ...