Transfer ownership of the service to Microsoft


NuGet just announced, by word of Jon Galloway (.NET Foundation) and Karan Nandwani (Microsoft) in their blogpost that NuGet transferred ownership of the service to Microsoft:

Changes to service management, and performance improvements in China

What this means is that in order to maintain a solid response time of the NuGet service this service has been transferred to Microsoft.

One of the main reasons was the lack of performance for instance in China. My guess is that this is related to the way the Chinese government manages the data infrastructure in China and requires parties to comply to certain regulations. Microsoft obviously has a better position in China to provide services over there.

Keep in mind that is not transferred as a whole, quote:

“The NuGet open source codebase (both the NuGet gallery and the NuGet client) will remain open source and continue as .NET Foundation supported projects under the same terms as before.”

Hopefully we will see an improvement of the NuGet service response times (as said, especially .NET developers in China will benefit significantly) and all will remain to be good.


Week 8 SDN Cast News and Code Orange

SDNCast 41

There is a storm flying over our country, The Netherlands, while broadcasting, Wind force 10 and Code Orange issued by the Dutch weather institute. We will focus on real code however and leave the wind for what it is and where it blows.

Not one, but two guests in this 41st edition of the SDN Cast. Two guests from the country on the south side of the Netherlands, living in Belgium. And they are very versatile, Maarten Balliauw and Xavier Decoster.

Maarten and Xavier are founders of MyGet providing private and public Nuget feeds, NPM, Bower, Maven and Vsix repositories with your own packages or from other sources such as or Maven Central. This is not all, the supported collections are still expanding so go to to see what is currently supported.

Maarten Balliauw is also Developer Advocate for JetBrains and from there Rider is originated, the multi-platform IDE under development by JetBrains.

We discuss the annually returning event Techorama. The Techorama conference is now one of the biggest events for developers in Belgium and outside Belgium. On the first day there are deep dive workshops planned and the following days from that two sessions-packed days with the best sessions available.

You can still register for the event here.

Twitter handles:
Maarten Balliauw – @maartenballiauw
Xavier Decoster – @xavierdecoster

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News of the week

Announcing TypeScript 2.2

Team Services Update – Feb 15

Python support in Visual Studio 2017

Xamarine Stable Release: Cycle


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