I woke up this morning to a bit of a surprise: My Surface Book had a number of firmware updates related to the camera and Windows Hello. Turns out they’re only available now to Windows Insiders, but they’re available on Surface Pro 4 too.
There’s no official word from Microsoft about these updates, but Windows Central and Neowin believe they’re not yet shipping to Surface Book and Pro 4 users on the shipping (1511) version of Windows 10. (I’m on the Insider program, and since I’m away I only have access to the one computer.)
Here’s the list of updates:
- Intel Corporation driver update for Intel CSI2 Host Controller
- Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Rear
- Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Front
- Intel Corporation driver update for Intel AVSTream Camera 2500
- Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft IR Camera Front
- Intel driver update for Intel Imaging Signal Processor 2500
- Intel Corporation driver update for Intel Control Logic
I’m not sure what can imply here beyond the fact that Microsoft is obviously prepping its high-end Surface devices for improved Windows Hello functionality in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. But I assume these releases will go live for everyone on or by the August 2 release of that update, and with some explanation as to what’s been done.