Colin Kelly

Colin Kelly

Friday, 06 November 2015 13:38

Microsoft Ventures Taps ClearCenter

Microsoft Ventures* has invited ClearCenter to join the Seattle Accelerator on December 15, 2015 for the selection day of the Data Science and Machine Learning cohort beginning February 2, 2016. More to come regarding the results of this possible partnership exploration... 

About Microsoft Ventures
Microsoft Ventures is a global initiative empowering entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to build great companies. Microsoft Ventures works with startups at every stage of maturity to provide the tools, resources, knowledge and expertise they need to succeed.

Microsoft Ventures goal is to help startups scale their business, bring innovative services to market, and reach new customers. Our primary vehicle to empower startups is through our mentor-driven accelerator program designed to help top entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a sustainable business, gaining customers, and scaling to global markets.

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Monday, 02 November 2015 05:25

ClearOS 7, Business Edition Official Release

OREM, UTAH - ClearCenter, today announced the official release of ClearOS 7, Business Edition. This marks the latest release of ClearOS, optimized for production IT environments. ClearOS is a long standing and industry award winning small business server operating system, with key strengths being Gateway and Network functions.

ClearOS removes the complexity of deploying and maintaining server, network, and gateway security needs. ClearOS features Marketplace, which intelligently integrates both open and closed source technologies, that allows its users to dynamically expand the functionality of the server to include upwards of one hundred Apps and Services.

ClearOS 7 Business Edition brings with it many new features, including the following:

  • Samba 4, Directory (a common Microsoft® Active Directory replacement)
  • New Google® Apps Connector
  • Updated Microsoft® Active Directory Connector
  • IPv6 Ready
  • Streamlined Theme System
  • Dynamic Dashboard
  • Updated Antispam and Antivirus Engines
  • Updated IDS and IPS Engines
  • Event and Alert Notification Framework
  • Internationalization
  • XFS and BTRFS Filesystem Support
  • Improved Virtualization Support (including Microsoft® Hyper-V)

With such things as commercial add-on services, 3rd party vendor integration, optional turn-key ClearBOX hardware and ClearCARE professional support, millions of users trust ClearOS for their IT needs. ClearOS continues to grow at an alarming rate touting an active community of over 113,000 contributors, a global developer base, and deployments in over 150 countries. ClearOS continues to lead the market, and is commonly named the #1 (or Best) Small Business Server. As always, it also continues to offer it’s Community Edition free, with the Business Edition offered in nominally priced subscriptions that include commercial services, apps, and ongoing maintenance and support. Get started using ClearOS 7, Business Edition for free today! 

About ClearCenter

ClearCenter is redefining the way IT is delivered by helping to intelligently integrate open and closed technologies for small and distributed IT environments. ClearCenter provides award-winning products and solutions built for ClearOS consisting of applications, services, support, hardware, subscriptions, and now virtualization; many delivered by a next generation marketplace built for ClearOS. ClearOS is deployed in 300,000+ locations around the globe in 150+ Countries. ClearCenter has offices in New Zealand, Canada, India and the United States of America. Learn more about ClearCenter at or more about ClearOS at

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The ClearFoundation recently announced the new ClearOS Build System, which is patterned after many elements of the Fedora and Red Hat's Koji build system, with a fun twist. The new Build System intelligently allows both Free and Paid / Open and Closed application/service developers to confidently work together on one Build System. The ClearFoundation will continue to select and invite developers to develop on this new ClearOS Build System. Once developers have proven to be trusted and proficient at building and supporting ClearOS Community Apps, ClearCenter has commited to continue to help developers productize and monetize both Free and Paid Apps for ClearOS using the combination of GitHub and BitBucket repositories via this new ClearOS Build System.

To see the new ClearOS Build System click here.

To learn more about how to get started developing click here.




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