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Migrate to PackageReference with 3 clicks
Migrate to PackageReference with 3 clicks
Last year, we introduced the option to make PackageReference the default package management format for managing NuGet dependencies when installing the first NuGet package for a newly created projects. With Visual Studio Version 15.7 Preview 3, we have introduced the capability to migrate existing projects that use the packages.config format to...
Incident report – NuGet.org downtime on March 22, 2018
Incident report – NuGet.org downtime on March 22, 2018
We did this blog post to report about the incident that happened on March 22, 2018. In the last couple of days we digged deeper into the incident. Here is the summary of our findings and proposed next steps. Customer Impact NuGet.org website and V2 APIs were unavailable for 2 hours on March 22, 2018 between 8:45AM - 11:30AM UTC. More than 1....
NuGet Spring 2018 Roadmap
NuGet Spring 2018 Roadmap
In August 2017, we published the NuGet Fall 2017 Roadmap where we outlined our backlog for the upcoming quarter. Since then, we’ve published specifications for these experiences on GitHub for the community to review. You have provided a ton of great feedback that has helped us ensure we deliver the right experiences. Thank you for your ...
Deprecating NuGet.org authentication
Deprecating NuGet.org authentication
As announced in our NuGet Fall 2017 Roadmap blog post, we are transitioning away from NuGet.org’s home-grown authentication mechanism which will eventually allow us to add support for additional security systems such as two-factor authentication (2-FA). In preparation for this transition, we had already added support for Microsoft accounts (...
NuGet.org package publishing workflow – behind the scenes
NuGet.org package publishing workflow – behind the scenes
In December 2017, we changed the NuGet.org backend publishing pipeline to introduce a set of validation steps for submitted packages. Our goal is to maintain the same level of experience in terms of the time and effort it would take to publish a package and have it available for download. However, these new validation steps caused a few ...
NuGet Package Signing
NuGet Package Signing
In our NuGet Fall 2017 Roadmap, we highlighted security as the main area of investment over the next few months. This blog post describes a major part of that roadmap in greater detail – package signing. We started talking about supporting signed packages on NuGet.org a while ago. For example, in 2015 we published a post on Package Signing ...
What’s Nu in NuGet with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3?
What’s Nu in NuGet with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3?
We are happy to announce an update to the NuGet client that comes bundled with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 RTW and .NET Core 2.0 SDK. This release introduces support for new scenarios such as .NET Core 2.0/.NET Standard 2.0, some new features, a series of bug fixes and performance improvements. You can see more details, known issues, and ...
NuGet Fall 2017 Roadmap
NuGet Fall 2017 Roadmap
Over the past 6 months, the NuGet team has been working hard to ensure the growth of the .NET ecosystem. NuGet has grown significantly during this timeframe: NuGet.org is closing in on 4 billion packages served (up from a billion packages just a year ago), we have enabled new .NET scenarios such as .NET Standard 2.0, and have improved the ...
NuGet.org Gets a Facelift
NuGet.org Gets a Facelift
It’s been a long time coming, and today we are excited to announce some big changes coming to NuGet.org. With almost 3 million monthly page views, NuGet.org is the gateway for .NET developers to find packages that accelerate their projects. However, as a package management website, so much more can be done. We decided to give NuGet.org a ...