Use NuGet to add ARM templates and supporting artifacts to a Visual Studio Azure Resource Group Project
You may have several "Azure Resource Group” projects in Visual Studio 2015 that use DSC, Linux Scripts and other artifacts. In the case of DSC, some depend on modules in the PowerShell Gallery (which is based on NuGet).
It would be advantages if I could use NuGet to add those modules to my project and have Visual Studio 2015 package them as part of “dsc.zip" when building or deploying the resource group.
There are additional benefits if the project type supported NuGet Packages, including a better mechanism to share ARM templates between projects (just imagine having an ARM Template Gallery which we could reference in the future), as well as the ability to package required scripts, DSC modules and executables that ARM templates depend upon.
Thanks Werner, we’ll get this on the backlog and under discussion…