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Upcoming and Recent Releases

Release Date Details Links
2.7 Late Summer 2013

In planning

  • Package Restore improvements integrated
  • Group Policy control of package sources


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Early Summer 2013

In development

  • XDT web.config transforms
  • Hierarchical configuration extensibility
  • Continued effort on Package Restore improvements


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April 25, 2013 

  • Option to overwrite content files
  • Automatic imports of msbuild targets
  • Different references per platform
  • Update All button
  • Improved project reference support for NuGet.exe Pack
  • Add a 'Minimum NuGet Version' property to packages
  • Dependencies are no longer unnecessarily updated during package installation
  • NuGet.exe outputs HTTP requests with detailed verbosity
  • NuGet.exe push supports UNC and directory sources
  • NuGet.exe supports explicitly-specified Config files
  • Support for C++ and WiX project types
  • Support for Mono/Xamarin projects targeting iOS, Android, and Mac
  • Package Restore improvements
    (a prototype of the new features will be available as a separate download/installation)


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release notes


February 15, 2013

  • Localization Refresh
  • Multi-repository preinstalled packages
  • A few targeted bug fixes

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2.2 Released
December 12, 2012
  • Visual Studio 2012 Quick Launch
  • Specify folder for package contents
  • 83 bug fixes
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release notes

For a longer list of past releases, check the release archive page.

What is NuGet?

NuGet is the package manager for the Microsoft development platform including .NET. The NuGet client tools provide the ability to produce and consume packages. The NuGet Gallery ( is the central package repository used by all package authors and consumers.


Get Involved!

NuGet is an open source project and we accept contributions! Read our contribution documentation to learn about how you can help.

If you'd like to discuss possible features for NuGet, use the discussion threads here on CodePlex.

To report bugs for the NuGet client tools (the Visual Studio extension, the nuget.exe command-line tool, or any of the NuGet team's NuGet packages), use the issue tracker here on CodePlex.

To report bugs for the NuGet Gallery (, visit the GitHub repository for the NuGetGallery project.

Last edited Apr 26, 2013 at 12:53 AM by JeffHandley, version 126