The rumors and speculation were on the money: Microsoft is making Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, yet another new edition in its lineup, available starting this Fall.
"We know that power users have unique needs to run efficiently and we take the feedback we hear seriously," said Microsoft's Partner Group Program Manager for Windows and Devices, Klaus Diaconu, in a blog post on August 10.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will have "unique support for server grade hardware," according to Microsoft, "and (is) designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads."
This new edition, which will be available when the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1703) is out this September or so, will include the ReFS file system; persistent memory; faster file sharing using SMB Direct; and support for new hardware configurations, including server-grade Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors with up to four CPUs and "massive" memory, up to 6 terabytes. Today, Windows 10 is limited to two CPU and 2 TB configurations.