Microsoft Issues New Updates for Surface Book, Surface Pro 4

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 9 Comments

Microsoft Issues New Updates for Surface Book, Surface Pro 4

If you own a Surface Book or Surface Pro 4, it’s time to head over to Windows Update and see what’s happening: Microsoft has issued new firmware updates for both machines.

Typically, we find out about these updates from the Surface Update History website. But in a strange reversal of the norm, Microsoft’s Surface Blog for IT Pros—which usually trails the update releases by weeks—has the news first.

“These updates include new drivers and firmware for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, Surface UEFI, Surface NVM Express Controller, Intel(R) Management Engine Interface, Surface Integration, Surface Integration Service Device, and Surface USB Hub Firmware Update on Surface Book and Surface UEFI, Surface Display, Surface NVM Express Controller, and Intel(R) Management Engine Interface on Surface Pro 4,” Microsoft’s Brandon Records notes. “On Surface Book these driver updates provide improvements to system performance and stability, storage performance, system stability on startup, battery life during sleep, and power utilization of the USB hub in the device base. On the Surface Pro 4, these driver updates provide improvements to system stability and performance, storage performance, and system stability on startup.”

Here’s what’s new.

Surface Book

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (v21.21.13.7667) improves system stability.
  • Surface UEFI (v90.1427.768.0) improves system stability and performance.
  • Surface NVM Express Controller (v11.0.0.1) improves storage performance.
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface (v11.6.0.1042) improves system stability on startup.
  • Surface Integration (v1.1.328.0) improves battery life during sleep.
  • Surface Integration Service Device (v1.0.241.0) improves device stability.
  • Surface USB Hub Firmware Update (v1.0.519.0) improves stability and power utilization of the USB hub in the device base.

Surface Pro 4

  • Surface UEFI (v106.1427.768.0) improves system stability and performance.
  • Surface Display (v1.0.6.1) updates the display panel driver.
  • Surface NVM Express Controller (v11.0.0.1) improves storage performance.
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface (v11.6.0.1042) improves system stability on startup.

 

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