Surface Pro 4, Surface Book updates improve sleep woes and more

Brittany A. Roston - Feb 17, 2016, 6:17 pm CST
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Surface Pro 4, Surface Book updates improve sleep woes and more

Microsoft has pushed out updates for the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, bringing some driver and firmware updates while fixing certain issues including those sleeping troubles both devices suffer. In a statement, Microsoft’s Panos Panay said, “We are committed to continuing to improve Surface – to keep pushing out updates to make your device more awesome.” The updates are available via Windows Update.

As anyone who uses the Surface Book can tell you, the laptop suffers from some bugs — there have been reports of issues with sleep, as well as driver crashes and some other troubles. Some of those things are addressed with a new hardware update the company pushed out today, as well as some driver updates. The firmware update fixes the power management issues some users have had, and the driver updates should address those crashes that have plagued the system.

Microsoft Surface Book Review

The changelog:

Microsoft driver update for Surface UEFI
Microsoft driver update for Surface Management Engine
Microsoft driver update for Surface System Aggregator Firmware
Surface Management Engine update (v11.0.0.1202) improves system stability.
Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v88.1081.257.0) improves accuracy of battery status and battery life during sleep.
Surface UEFI update (v104.1085.768.0) improves battery life and improves stability during power state transition changes into and out of sleep states.
Intel Precise Touch Device driver update (v1.1.0.226) improves stability during power state transition changes into and out of sleep states.
Intel HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4364) improves display stability, system stability and battery life.
Intel Display Audio driver update (v8.20.0.745) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
Realtek High Definition Audio(SST) driver update (v6.0.1.7734) improves system stability.
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) Audio Controller driver update (v8.20.0.866) improves system stability.
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) OED driver update (v8.20.0.866) improves system stability.
Intel Management Engine Interface driver update (v11.0.0.1176) improves system stability.
Intel Serial IO GPIO Host Controller driver update (v30.63.1603.5) improves auto rotation reliability when tablet mode is turned off.
Intel Serial IO I2C Host Controller driver update (v30.63.1603.5) improves auto rotation reliability when tablet mode is turned off.
Surface Book Base Firmware driver update (v1.2.0.0) improves battery life during sleep.

Similarly, Surface Pro 4 owners have received a slew of driver updates and other things that improve system stability, battery status accuracy, auto rotation, sleep state troubles, and more.

Surface Pro 4 Review

The full changelog:

Microsoft driver update for Surface UEFI
Microsoft driver update for Surface Management Engine
Microsoft driver update for Surface System Aggregator Firmware
Surface Management Engine update (v11.0.0.1202) improves system stability.
Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v103.1081.260.0) improves accuracy of battery status and battery life during sleep.
Surface UEFI update (v104.1085.768.0) improves battery life and improves stability during power state transition changes into and out of sleep states.
Intel Precise Touch Device driver update (v1.1.0.226) improves stability during power state transition changes into and out of sleep states.
Intel HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4364) improves display stability, system stability and battery life.
Intel Display Audio driver update (v8.20.0.745) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
Realtek High Definition Audio(SST) driver update (v6.0.1.7734) improves system stability.
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) Audio Controller driver update (v8.20.0.866) improves system stability.
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) OED driver update (v8.20.0.866) improves system stability.
Intel Management Engine Interface driver update (v11.0.0.1176) improves system stability.
Intel Serial IO GPIO Host Controller driver update (v30.63.1603.5) improves auto rotation reliability when tablet mode is turned off.
Intel Serial IO I2C Host Controller driver update (v30.63.1603.5) improves auto rotation

SOURCE: Windows Blog


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