Visual Studio extension enables you to share and manage your binary dependencies. This extension provides a way to publish your binaries in a repository in order to share them among your team.
Managing the binary dependencies is a feature which is not integrated in Visual Studio. However, it's a real problem when doing team development.
The first problematic is to share binaries between projects. One solution is to create a shared folder and drop binaries into it, this binaries can then be referenced in your project. But this doesn't help as far as the following are concerned : versioning, notifications, updates from external teams and so on.
Another limitation is the impossibility, within Visual Studio, to create and manage contextual references. For example, if I am in a Test configuration, I want to use a mock objects library instead of the final implementation. Finally, with some IOC frameworks like MEF, SpringFramework or Unity, how one can create a runtime reference ? (Typically when the application has no static project reference to a library but this library must be accessible by the application at runtime) ? These are the goals of the Visual Studio Dependencies Manager.