Microsoft seems to be all set to make inroads into the China market with the roll out of its new Windows 10 China Government Edition. The OS is based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition and has been developed by CMIT, a joint venture between Microsoft and CETC.
What’s so special about this edition of Windows. In addition to the top-notch security and identity features that the government demands on their systems, Windows 10 China Government Edition will enable the officials to remove unwanted features and manage all telemetry and updates.
Windows 10 China Government Edition
The Windows 10 China Government Edition is based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, which already includes many of the security, identity, deployment, and manageability features governments and enterprises need.
For more than two decades, Microsoft has had the distinct honor to work in China, learning and advancing technology together. Over the last two years, we have earnestly cooperated with the Chinese government on the security review of Windows 10. The Chinese government has the highest standards for security. The tools they choose to use for productivity and creativity must meet the highest levels of quality. The joint venture between Microsoft and CETC has developed a version of Windows 10 specifically for the Chinese government and state-owned entities, writes Terry Myerson on Windows Blog.
Lenovo, the Chinese manufacturer will be one of the first OEM partners to roll out preinstalled Windows 10 China Government Edition on its new line of devices.
Microsoft claims, it wasn’t an easy process as it took 2 years of work but the plans have come to fruition rather sooner than expected. The partnership marks a new phase in the relationship as it was the same China government who had banned Windows 8 installs on government computers, fearing major security risks.