Nexus Professional 2.0 supports NuGet repositories, and while you'll hear much more about that next week I think it's important to introduce what NuGet is before we introduce you to how Nexus supports it. NuGet and NuGet Gallery is a relative newly way for .NET developers and .NET open source projects to distribute binaries. Nexus provides first-class support for proxying, hosting, and grouping the NuGet package repository format.
Now, I understand that the bulk of our audience is comprised of Java developers, and when a Java developer sees a .NET announcement or feature fly by it's often met with a shrug. For whatever reason, there's almost no overlap between Java developers and .NET developers, so I think it's important to talk about NuGet in terms Java developers can understand. I also think it's important for people to realize just how interested Sonatype is in spreading the word about NuGet. NuGet and NuGet Gallery remind us of Central, and if you've been paying attention to my blog posts in particular, I'm convinced that Central transformed both the way Java developers consume artifacts and the rate at which open source innovation happened over the last decade.