Umbraco is a free CMS that is built on top of the Microsoft .NET platform. If you are new to Umbraco then getting it installed on your local development machine is straightforward. Umbraco provides several different methods to download Umbraco. In today's guide, I'm going to cover the different approaches for you. Download Umbraco via Nuget I'm assuming most people reading this guide are C# developers and are comfortable using Visual Studio and NuGet. If you fall into this category then downloading Umbraco is your easiest option. I've written a comprehensive guide about the installation process here, Installing Umbraco 7 In Visual Studio Via Nuget. For a quick re-cap, create a normal MVC project, in Nuget search for Umbraco and follow the instructions in the guide.