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Announcement: Neverware​ ​Launches Series B Funding Round

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Announcement: Neverware​ ​Launches Series B Funding Round

 

Hi CloudReady fans,

Well over three years ago, when we first developed the idea for CloudReady and began work on it, we didn’t know what the future would bring. Like many ideas, it seemed at the time like a very good one—there was a definite market need, but we were uncertain whether people and organizations would embrace the idea of a new operating system to the point where it could become viable for the company.

Back then, we could only hope and dream that CloudReady would be successful. But it was; post launch, we saw widespread adoption and growth, and over the past few years it’s been incredibly exciting and fulfilling to witness the passion of our Home users and the validation from our Education users, who regularly tell us how CloudReady has enabled their schools to increase technology access for students while providing the secure, fast, easy environment they need to learn.

So while it may have felt daring to imagine CloudReady’s success back then, we really couldn’t have conceived of this: the announcement that Google will be leading our Series B investment round as our newest investor.

Google’s validation of us and of CloudReady is gratifying, but it’s also indicative of the market shift we’ve seen over the last few years. As organizations increasingly move to the cloud, the need for a new computing environment—one designed for the cloud, with security, manageability, and ease of use baked in rather than added after the fact—has only grown more obvious and more urgent.

With its Chrome Enterprise offering, Google has already turned its considerable focus in this direction. And now, of course, we’re pleased to join them. Their investment in us allows us to grow and scale to meet that enterprise market need while also continuing to nurture and expand our strong foothold in the education market. (I could not be more proud of the fact that CloudReady is now used by school districts spanning all 50 US states.)

It’s a very exciting time for Neverware and for this team of talented, dedicated professionals that I get the pleasure of working with every single day.

We’ll keep you updated on any additional news, but in the meantime, thank you as always for supporting us. 

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Bringing back CloudReady VM in VMware OVA format

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Bringing back CloudReady VM in VMware OVA format

 

Greetings CloudReady VM Fans,

We're pleased to announce that a VMware OVA appliance of CloudReady: Home Edition is once again available for download!

The update to version 57 of CloudReady involved a major under-the-hood graphics change to a new graphics stack called Freon. Freon provides a host of performance improvements,  as well as providing some future-proofing and reduced likelihood of bugs by keeping CloudReady more aligned with Chrome OS.  Unfortunately, Freon also broke CloudReady’s ability to run as a VM in VirtualBox or VMware environments.  After considerable development work and testing, the CloudReady: Home Edition v59 appliance is now available for download below.

 

CloudReady v59.3 VMware OVA appliance

VMware Player (Windows & Linux, free for personal use)

 

As always, this VM is provided as a convenience should still be considered experimental and unsupported. CloudReady is designed to run best when fully-installed on certified models, so we don’t offer a VM of our supported Education and Enterprise Editions of CloudReady, and we encourage everyone to use CloudReady VMs only for experimental and/or temporary purposes. You're also welcome to join the conversation on this topic in our user community.

 

The situation for running CloudReady using VirtualBox has proved more complex. VM use of CloudReady has been popular in a way we did not anticipate, so we wanted to get a working version available as soon as possible, starting with the VMWare download, but we know there are folks out there who prefer VirtualBox. We hope to follow with a solution for as well soon..  

Have fun and send bug reports!

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CloudReady USB Maker Now Available for Education and Enterprise Editions!

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CloudReady USB Maker Now Available for Education and Enterprise Editions!

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

A few weeks ago we started testing a new tool for our Home Edition users: the CloudReady USB Maker. We're excited to be making an updated version of it available today, including for our customers using the Education or Enterprise Editions.

The CloudReady USB Maker is a Windows application (.exe) that you can download directly from Neverware to guide you through the process of creating a CloudReady USB installer.

Current customers, or those with a trial of CloudReady, can get the USB Maker by logging in to my.Neverware.com and visiting their Downloads tab.

Find the USB Maker in my.Neverware.com's Downloads tab, as shown above. 

Find the USB Maker in my.Neverware.com's Downloads tab, as shown above. 

Users of the Home Edition can find the latest version here, as before.

The CloudReady install guide has also been updated to include this new tool, so you can still count on finding all the info you need to install there.

We hope that the USB Maker will be the next step forward in making it easy for anyone to try CloudReady. As always, your feedback and suggestions are always welcome!

 

Education & Enterprise Users - Need help? 

Contact support!

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Announcing new My Neverware features!

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Announcing new My Neverware features!

 

Hey CloudReady fans,

We have some exciting improvements to our My Neverware customer portal that we're excited to share.

My Neverware Tour

  • We're launching a tour of My Neverware! The goal is to make sure we communicate the benefits of the portal to all users right up front. So give it a spin! Whether you're new to My Neverware or a pro, we think you'll get some value from the tour. And once you're finished, feel free to go to your user profile and select the checkbox to restart it again.

Dashboard

  • We want to provide our customers with a place for news and announcements and communicate relevant changes more effectively. We are starting with a section for Release Announcements but plan on rolling out more content for the section in the future.
dashboard

New login wallpaper

  • Now, when you go to sign in to My Neverware, you'll be greeted with the same friendly wallpaper offered on CloudReady devices.
login_wallpaper

Device hardware name

  • We added a column to the Devices list to show the hardware model of the device. Just a heads up, these names are populated by your device's OEM - so we are limited in our ability to change them. We hope this adds a nice piece of identifiable information to your Device list.
device_list_hardware_name

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Announcing a new CloudReady tool: the USB Maker for Windows!

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Announcing a new CloudReady tool: the USB Maker for Windows!

 

Hey CloudReady fans!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new tool, the CloudReady USB Maker! In an effort to make it simpler to try out and test CloudReady - we developed this tool (currently in the Beta stage) for Windows users to reliably and easily create a CloudReady USB installer.

So if you are a Windows user who is curious to see what CloudReady is all about - download the CloudReady USB Maker and quickly start using the operating system. 

As always, we want to know what you think! Check out the USB Maker and let us know your thoughts. 

 

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