Microsoft Includes Surface Updates in November 2013 Patch Releases

Microsoft Includes Surface Updates in November 2013 Patch Releases

Included along with the regular Patch Tuesday releases (read about them HERE), Microsoft has made available a round of new updates for Microsoft Surface devices. One of the devices gets a significant update, two get a minimal support update, and one got nothing at all.

Here's what's provided in the latest updates per model:

Surface RT: Update to allow the use of Japanese Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2.

Surface Pro:

For those devices running Windows 8.0

  • Update to allow the use of Japanese Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2.

For those devices running Windows 8.1

  • Update to the LifeCam driver to increase TrueColor fidelity.
  • Update to the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers to enable improved wireless display performance and to further enhance Wi-Fi network performance and stability.

Surface 2:

  • Performance improvements for all Type Cover and Touch Cover versions.
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth driver updates to improve wireless display performance.
  • Camera improvements.
  • Audio improvements including switching to speaker playback after disconnecting a headset.
  • System performance and stability improvements.
  • Battery life improvements.

Surface Pro 2: No product updates were released for Surface Pro 2 in November.

NOTE: Microsoft has yet to make the updates available as downloads for Enterprise deployment yet, but we'll let you know when they are available.

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