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Microsoft intros Windows 10 China Government Edition

Microsoft Windows 10 China Government Edition launches in Shanghai next to Surface Pro
Microsoft Windows 10 China Government Edition now official
This new custom operating system comes without OneDrive integration and is based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition. In addition to better management of features like Microsoft's cloud storage service, the new Windows 10 for China also allows the local government to use its own encryption algorithms.

Microsoft has been releasing various special Windows versions in China for a while and now the time has come for a new one. Dubbed Windows 10 China Government Edition, this new custom build was unveiled yesterday in Shanghai during the event that also hosted the launch of the new Surface Pro.

According to Terry Myerson's blog post, "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." However, the features not needed by the Chinese government such as OneDrive are no longer present, all telemetry and updates can be easily managed, while Microsoft's encryption algorithms have been replaced by the ones of the local government.

The same source reveals that Lenovo is one of the first OEMs to preinstall Windows 10 China Government Edition on new devices. Windows 10 is also employed by many other governments and state organizations in the world, including the Australian Health Department and the US Department of Defense.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-05-24 (Update: 2017-05-24)
Codrut Nistor
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