Microsoft today announced that they are forming a new joint venture in China called called C&M Information Technologies that will be based in Beijing that will license, deploy, manage and optimize Windows 10 for China’s government agencies and certain state owned enterprises and provide ongoing support and services for these customers.
C&M Information Technologies will play three important roles:
- It will act as the exclusive licensor for government and critical infrastructure state owned enterprise customers of a government-approved Windows 10 image, including Chinese capabilities such as government selected antivirus software.
- It will provide product activation, patch management, deployment services and product support, as needed, to these government customers.
- It will collect feedback from these government customers on their specific use requirements to inform the creation of the successive updates of the government Windows 10 image, which may be developed by the joint organization.
Read more about it here.