Short Bytes: Microsoft has announced a new edition of Windows 10. Named Windows 10 for Workstations, it has been designed for power users who aim to use Windows 10 on high-performance, server grade hardware. This new version comes with features like resilient file system, persistence memory, and faster file sharing. Windows 10 for Workstations is slated to arrive later this year with Fall Creators Update.Microsoft aims to create so many editions of Windows 10 that you won’t be able to keep the count. Their latest offering was Windows 10 S, which was specially crafted for schools with extra security fencing and Windows Store apps. Now, Microsoft has announced a new Windows 10 version named Windows 10 Pro for Workstations.
What is Windows 10 Pro for Workstations? What are its features?
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is being termed as a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, which comes with the support for server grade hardware. Designed for the most advanced users, this edition is for meeting the demanding needs of intensive and critical workloads.
The highlight features of Windows 10 Pro that distinguish it from the regular Windows 10 Pro are as follows:
Faster file sharing:
Thanks to a new feature called SMB Direct, Windows 10 for Workstation allows increased throughput, low latency, and low CPU utilization during large data transfer. SMB Direct allows the use of network adapters with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) feature to facilitate this improved transfer at full speed.
With the non-volatile memory modules (NVDIMM-N) hardware, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations enables one to read/write the files with fastest possible speed. As NVDIMM-N is non-volatile, the data will still be there even after the computer is turned off.
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ReFS (Resilient file system):
ReFS is designed to handle the large data volumes and to be resilient to data corruption. It’s able to protect large volumes of data with integrity streams on mirrored storage device. With the help of integrity streams, ReFS knows when data gets corrupted on a mirrored drives and protects your data.
Better hardware support:
With Windows 10 for Workstations, Microsoft is expanding hardware support. Now the users can run Windows 10 on devices with high-performance Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors. The CPU limit has been bumped from 2 to 4 and memory limit has been increased from 2TB to 6TB.
When will Windows 10 Pro for Workstations arrive?
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will be arriving as a part of Fall Creators Update, which is scheduled to release later this year.
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