If you know your Windows history then you would be aware that it has been over two decades since Microsoft used the Workstation branding for an iteration of Windows. The last version that carried this branding was the Windows 4.0 Workstation edition that was meant for power users. If a new report is to be believed, it appears that Microsoft is going to bring back the Workstation tag for Windows 10.
References to Windows 10 Workstation edition have been discovered in a new beta build of Windows 10 that Microsoft released to testers last week by accident. The references mentioned a “Windows 10 Pro for Advanced PCs.” It will likely be aimed at power users who need an OS that can put up with significant hardware demands.
The same iteration is mentioned as “Windows 10 Pro for Workstation” in a leaked slide. The slide reveals that Microsoft is going to optimize this iteration of Windows 10 by identifying “typical compute and graphics intensive workloads” to ensure that users get peak performance and reliability when Workstation mode is active.
This iteration of Windows is also going to provide power users with a resilient file system, faster file handling, and expanded hardware support.
Microsoft is yet to confirm anything about Windows 10 Pro for Workstation, though, so it’s unclear when it might make an official announcement.