While I used Macbook and iOS devices for quite a while, I just moved as my main machine from a 6 core i7 Windows to iMac Pro (10 core, 64 GB RAM). I couldn't be happier with the switch with the power of the machine and how quiet it is. However I have instances where I still need some Windows functionality. I don't need it for gaming, but for e.g. some functionality e.g. in MS office which is not available in the Mac version; business software e.g. accounting etc. The most CPU intense software is a proprietary encrypt/decrypt engine for large files which we only have a reliable version for Windows platform. Having no prior experience and never have used Bootcamp based on research so far, for this I probably don't want to use Bootcamp. Even if the encrypt/decrypt takes a few minutes longer I would assume it could run it in the background without noticeable slowing down my work on the Mac OS side. It seems that some of the current iMac Pro owners are using virtual windows setup. Any comments regarding performance on the iMac Pro for VMware Fusion or Parallels would be appreciated. Especially the allocation of cores etc. and what your experience is in performance impact of the Mac OS side of things. Any recommendation for standard vs. pro version of the software?