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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Windows 10 Workstation edition leaked

Posted by David Bernstein

Normally when you think of Windows 10 you associate it with your home computer and have your Windows 7 Pro version taking care of business at the office. In the old days of Windows there was Windows Server and Windows Workstation which implied that the Workstation version was made to be at your desk at work.

Last week Microsoft accidentally released a version to testers described as ““Windows 10 Pro for Workstation”  which has some advanced features that are more suitable to power users and higher horsepower PCs and can support up to 4 CPUs and up to 6TB of RAM. 

Other features include support for Microsoft’s Resilient file system (ReFS) which offers fault tolerance and support for larger volumes.  Also included is the SMBDirect protocol which is used for file sharing and high throughput, low latency, and low CPU usage when connecting to network shares.

This new version might be the determining factor for companies to make the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 since it looks like it will offer some nice enhancements for those who need a more powerful operating system on more heavy duty hardware to get the job done.