Microsoft Surface Firmware Updates for December 2013

Microsoft Surface Firmware Updates for December 2013

Fixes for just about every configuration imaginable

In keeping with time-honored tradition, Microsoft today issued Surface firmware updates alongside its monthly Patch Tuesday security fixes. This month's set of updates includes updates for all Surface models: Surface 2, Surface RT, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2.

Be sure to check out my comprehensive Microsoft Surface 2: The Complete Guide if you're not up on what Microsoft has done with the new Surface generation 2 devices and accessories.

Here's what's new this week.

Surface RT with Windows RT or Windows RT 8.1

  • Surface Home button driver update to optimize available system memory
  • Surface Type Cover audio device driver update to enhance trackpad sounds for Type Cover 2

Surface Pro with Windows 8

  • No updates

Surface Pro with Windows 8.1

  • Wi-Fi driver (v14.69.24047.156) update for improved wireless display experience

Surface 2

  • Fix for screen dimming during CPU intensive operations resolved
  • Decreased charge time for batteries resolved
  • Two-finger trackpad use optimized
  • Update to support additional external displays
  • Skype video quality improved
  • Resolved delay during restart when Bluetooth devices are connected

Surface Pro 2

  • Update for improved system stability, including when minimizing full screen games
  • Updated Wi-Fi driver for improved wireless display and connectivity with wireless access points
  • Improved Surface Cover interaction including power-saving sleep functionality
  • Color fidelity improvements for all applications
  • Optimized two-finger trackpad use
  • Enhanced audio experience when connected to a DisplayPort 1.2 device

As always, the simplest way to get and install these updates is via Windows Update. Microsoft now provides step-by-step instructions if you're not sure how to make that happen.

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