Microsoft builds first version of special Windows 10 edition for China

Microsoft builds first version of special Windows 10 edition for China

A last-week report from the People's Republic of China (PRC) has revealed that US software giant Microsoft has completed building the first version of a special edition of Windows 10 OS for the Chinese government agencies.

The special Windows 10 edition has been built by Microsoft to please the Chinese government; and it comes with a beefed up security mechanism, and a lesser number of consumer-specific apps and services.

The announcement that the initial version of the special Windows 10 edition for the Chinese government had been finished by Microsoft was made by the company's Ralph Haupter -- the CEO of Microsoft's Greater China region -- during the course of a recent interview with the China-based publication Caixin.

Though Haupter did not divulge any details about the changes which Microsoft has made to the Windows 10 OS created specifically for China, he hinted that the differences are quite similar to those between the consumer and the top-end commercial Enterprise SKU
(stock-keeping unit), particularly a lesser emphasis on consumer-oriented features and apps.

The creation of the special Windows 10 edition by Microsoft for China underscores an evident effort by the company to increase the adoption of Windows 10 OS in the country. Towards that end, Microsoft has already partnered with China Electronics Technology Group (CETG), for deployment of Windows 10 OS to state-owned infrastructure companies and government agencies. In addition, Microsoft has also teamed up with Unisplendour Corporation (UNIS) and 21Vianet, for offering hybrid cloud services aimed at businesses and government customers.