C&M Information Technologies is the fruit of collaboration that Microsoft and CETC announced in September, when Microsoft said the partnership was invented to provide "operating system technology and services for Chinese users in specialized fields in government institutions and critical infrastructure state-owned enterprises".
It's been a year since Windows 8 was banned on government computers in China, but even so, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is not relenting on its push for grace from authorities. Microsoft updated SmartScreen's set of security features recently by adding protection from drive-by attacks to the service.
Mehdi was quick to clarify that despite the joint venture, Microsoft will keep ownership of core Windows 10 technology.
Windows 10 has also been rolled out to a lot of mobile devices, although the process has been delayed for some mobiles.
It is well-known that the Windows 10 is a global service, available in 190 markets but now Microsoft designs Windows 10 for Chinese Government. Microsoft continues to languish in the mobile market, with Windows running on just 2.6 percent of smartphones worldwide, according to recent figures from IDC.
China's Xinhua news agency said the "secure Windows-based operating systems" would help the country defend against cyberattacks, which are "an increasing threat to national security".
A hub for your life: Microsoft has really worked on making Windows 10 the digital hub for all your activities. However, there might be a way to find out whether your smartphone is eligible for the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile upgrade.
Microsoft would provide licensing and also deploy and manage customized Windows 10 for the Chinese government, its agencies, and certain state-owned entities. C&M is being established in partnership with China Electronics Technology Group building on our previously-announced agreement. One is that it becomes the exclusive licensor of Windows 10 for government and state-owned enterprise users.
To summarise, the "Redstone" update to Windows will be an attempt by Microsoft to make the operating system better, without changing everything around.