The NuGet Ecosystem

Before using NuGet feeds in ProGet, it's important to have a basic understanding of both NuGet (the Visual Studio extension) and the NuGet ecosystem as a whole.

To put it another way, NuGet (the Visual Studio extension) and NuGet Client Tools both connect to NuGet Package Repositories (by default, only the NuGet Gallery) to download and install NuGet Packages.

So where does ProGet fit in? ProGet is a NuGet Package Repository that can (and probably should) act as your sole package repository. It can not only host your private NuGet packages, but it can also connect to (and cache and filter) other package repositories such as the NuGet Gallery. ProGet allows you to tap into the quickly-growing NuGet ecosystem while maintaining control and policies over how and what is used.

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