Surface Studio and Surface Pro 4 Receive Firmware Updates (Updated)

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 14 Comments

Surface Studio and Surface Pro 4 Receive Firmware Updates

At least two Surface devices are receiving firmware updates today. Among them is the first-ever firmware update for Surface Studio.

As is sadly typical, Microsoft has yet to document these updates on its Surface update history website. The Surface Studio update history page, for example, notes that “There are no available updates for Surface Studio at this time.”

Update: Microsoft has finally explained what is in the updates.

The following is available.

Surface Studio

NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (for Core i7 systems). NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 21.21.13.7620 Reduces time to wake from sleep and improves compatibility with the latest games.

NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (for Core i5 systems). NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 21.21.13.7620 – Reduces time to wake from sleep and improves compatibility with the latest games.

Microsoft – Firmware. Surface UEFI 117.1394.768.0 – Improves time to wake up from sleep and speech recognition accuracy.

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED. Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED 8.20.0.968 – Improves reliability of Skype call audio and notification alerts.

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller. Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller 8.20.0.968 – Improves reliability of Skype call audio and notification alerts.

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) l219-LM. Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) l219-LM 12.15.23.8 – Improves Ethernet connection stability.

Surface Pro 4

Microsoft – Firmware – 2.0.302.0. Surface Pro 4 Firmware Update 2.0.302.0 improves keyboard stability.

Intel Corporation – HIDClass – 1.2.0.78. Intel Precise Touch Device 1.2.0.78 disables touch when cover is closed.

Microsoft Driver update for Surface Integration Service Device. Surface Integration Service Device 1.0.241.0 improves battery life during sleep.

Microsoft Driver update for Surface Integration Surface Integration. 1.0.121.0 improves battery life during sleep.

Microsoft driver update for Surface Storage Firmware Update. Surface Pro 4 – Surface Toshiba Storage Firmware Update driver 1.1.617.0 improves storage performance.

Microsoft Driver update for Surface Embedded Controller Firmware. Surface Embedded Controller Firmware 103.1414.256.0 adds support for an upcoming product release.

Microsoft – System – 103.1413.258.0. Surface System Aggregator 103.1413.258.0 adds support for an upcoming product release.

Microsoft – Firmware -106.1414.768.0. Surface UEFI 106.1414.768.0 improves system stability.

 

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Comments (14)

14 responses to “Surface Studio and Surface Pro 4 Receive Firmware Updates (Updated)”

  1. 5114

    Surely this will fix everything!

    • 2316

      In reply to sott3:

      Yes, now is the time. I fully expect keyboard and touch to work every time the SP4 wakes from sleep now. A year is a very reasonable time to wait, after all. I am also certain that I will finally be able to have sound over DP/HDMI, just like on a normal PC (except SP3 and SP4), even after waking from sleep. These are the firmware fixes I have been looking for.

  2. 1513

    Mystery updates, yay!

  3. 250

    On the Studio, the firmware update was accompanied by a number of driver updates as well. Alas, I did not make note of them, and since they are not reflected on the "Installed Updates" list in Settings, I cannot say precisely what they are. I remember two audio-related drivers and one driver that used Ethernet in its description. I don't think there were any video or streaming drivers but may be wrong.

    The best thing about this set of improvements is that I previously had to roll back from FR 15007 to 15002 owing to a number of broken functions on the Studio. After the firmware and driver upgrades, I tested the 15007 waters again and found that every broken item I noticed before now works.

  4. 5553

    Released in Alpha.. then an endless string of updates...wow.

  5. 10122

    No getting BSODs after the SP4 w/ Type Cover 4 sleeps. Ironic, considering it was supposed to improve reliability.

  6. 459

    Just a purely random observation. I'm sitting in a brand new Starbucks in an upscale Dallas suburb. And on either side of me are people sipping their coffee and working on Surface Pros. Not Macs. I'm going to consider this a turning point!

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