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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 China Government Edition

By Kachi Ojieh Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10 China Government Edition at an event which held in Shanghai yesterday. This edition was designed particularly for the Chinese government which enables them to oversee and manage encryption on its devices. The Operating System was created by CMIT, a collaboration between Microsoft and CETC.

Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, wrote on a blog post saying “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. The China Government Edition will use these manageability features to remove features that are not needed by Chinese government employees like OneDrive, to manage all telemetry and updates, and to enable the government to use its own encryption algorithms within its computer systems.”

Mr. Myerson told Bloomberg that “It’s quite appropriate for a sovereign country, within its own computer system and its own employees, to have its own encryption systems.” This latest development may result to reactions from other countries, what Microsoft has done is to guarantee that the Chinese government has control over its own data at all circumstances.

Microsoft Windows 10 China Government Edition is based on the Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, however meets security measures of the Chinese government. Three government organizations will pilot test the special edition OS, they are China Customs at the national level, City of Shanghai (EITC) at the regional level, and Westone Information Technology which is state-owned at enterprise level.

Microsoft is pleased with this major announcement in light of the fact that the Chinese government had already declined to deploy Windows 8 or Windows 10, pointing out security concerns. Microsoft says Windows 10 China Government Edition will only be available in China and inaccessible elsewhere.

We hope that the two years effort between the Chinese government and Microsoft to develop the new version pays off.
Microsoft Windows 10 China Government Edition Unveiled image
Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10 China Government Edition at an event which held in Shanghai yesterday. This edition was designed particularly for the Chinese government which enables them to oversee and manage encryption on its devices. The Operating System was created by CMIT, a collaboration between Microsoft and CETC.

Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, wrote on a blog post saying “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. The China Government Edition will use these manageability features to remove features that are not needed by Chinese government employees like OneDrive, to manage all telemetry and updates, and to enable the government to use its own encryption algorithms within its computer systems.”

Mr. Myerson told Bloomberg that “It’s quite appropriate for a sovereign country, within its own computer system and its own employees, to have its own encryption systems.” This latest development may result to reactions from other countries, what Microsoft has done is to guarantee that the Chinese government has control over its own data at all circumstances.

Microsoft Windows 10 China Government Edition is based on the Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, however meets security measures of the Chinese government. Three government organizations will pilot test the special edition OS, they are China Customs at the national level, City of Shanghai (EITC) at the regional level, and Westone Information Technology which is state-owned at enterprise level.

Microsoft is pleased with this major announcement in light of the fact that the Chinese government had already declined to deploy Windows 8 or Windows 10, pointing out security concerns. Microsoft says Windows 10 China Government Edition will only be available in China and inaccessible elsewhere.

We hope that the two years effort between the Chinese government and Microsoft to develop the new version pays off.

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"Tech Is Before Anything Else since 2017". Kachi Ojieh is the CEO and Founder of Tech Is Bae. An enthusiastic blogger with the heart to unify all tech lovers across the globe. Currently working to make sure readers keep coming back for more.

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