Surface Studio Updated for Windows Mixed Reality

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 5 Comments

Surface Studio Updated for Windows Mixed Reality

Following similar updates for other Surface PCs, Microsoft last night issued driver and firmware updates for Surface Studio related to Windows Mixed Reality.

And, in its ever-erratic ways, it has actually documented the changes. By comparison, the software giant issued these updates for Surface Book 2 back on November 17, almost two weeks ago, and is only documenting them now. Hooray for consistency.

Anyway, here’s what’s new for Surface Studio users.

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. driver update for Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter.Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.

NVIDIA – Display – 23.21.13.8795. NVIDIA GeForce GTX driver – Display adapters 21.21.13.8795 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. driver update for Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller. Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller – Network adapters 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.

 

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6 responses to “Surface Studio Updated for Windows Mixed Reality”

  1. MacLiam

    Both these "new" driver updates for a device I own appear to have been installed days or even weeks ago. This isn't the first time this has happened on one of my Surfaces; I now expect slapdash communication from the company about driver and firmware updates.


    There is an ambiguity in Microsoft's reporting of the proper version number for one of them.


    I went to device manager on my Studio and checked driver versions. I find that I have the NVIDIA driver 23.21.13.8795 (driver date 10/9/17) with a reported installation date of 11/17/2017 -- the date they were released for Book 2. But when I go to the Microsoft info page that you link to, I see they are talking about driver 21.21.13.8795. You mention both version numbers above. Do we know which one is supposed to be installed on a current Studio?


    AVASTAR driver 15.68.9120.47 (driver date 8/24/17) is installed and its installation date is unreported. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I conclude I am up to date on this one, but why then is there no record of it as an installed update? I understand that a major system update erases the record of previous driver updates, so maybe I got this one before 1709 was pushed to me in October. If so, why is Microsoft flogging the drivers now as new releases?


    On another topic, there was a new firmware update for the Surface Dock earlier this month that I accidentally discovered last night. (I use the Dock with a Book.) For me, the Dock MDP connections to a large external monitor now work as promised, which had simply never been the case before. Previously I used a painfully ugly home-brew adapter chain plugged into the Book's own MDP port to get an image to the big monitor. Here's the address in case anyone with a Dock is interested:


    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/surface-dock-updater


    Hmmmm: that's the first time I have tried to post a link here and it's obviously just text. Is that a safety feature or is there a way to post a functioning link? EDITED: Link enabled



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