Latest Windows 10 build brings 'Ultimate Performance' mode for professional users

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Considering this is built for demanding workloads, Microsoft has restricted this feature to Windows 10 Pro Workstations that often run server-grade hardware.

Those running Skip Ahead builds of Windows 10 will continue to receive new versions of Windows 10 apps.

So what are the main changes in these fresh builds? So if you were part of Skip Ahead before, you will be able to get the new Redstone 5 build without having to do anything.

Folks who remain on Redstone 4 (build 17101) will be doing the final testing as Microsoft fully stabilizes the update, with new builds coming thick and fast, mostly consisting of bug fixes. "Just like other power policies in Windows, the contents of the Ultimate Performance policy can be customized", Microsoft says. Well, there's nothing huge here, with some emoji getting an update, and the expansion of Windows app permissions to let the user decide which UWP apps get access to Windows 10's full file system. While this power scheme is build upon the current High Performance scheme, it goes one step further to eliminate micro latencies associated with fine grain power management techniques. The company has already catered to gaming performance, however, by introducing Game Mode for Windows 10. So, Microsoft will not make this plan available on battery powered PCs.

A few days ago, Microsoft started opening up individual app preview programs.

To try out the new apps, first join the Windows Insiders program, following the instructions here. Microsoft hasn't specifically mention how much performance gain that Ultimate Performance will offer over the existing High Performance policy, OEMs can choose to enable this scheme with shipped machines and it is currently not available for laptops as for now. Microsoft, it would seem, recognizes that, and it'll soon be rolling out a new power profile for Windows 10 Pro that should help bolster performance beyond what's now allowed by the OS.