Microsoft has quietly released a firmware update which has enabled Windows Hello on both The Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. The update has come right before the official launch of these devices in global market.
The newly seeded firmware version 1.0 brings a list of new features, along with Windows Hello, which is a part of authentication system in Windows 10 where biometrics can be used for enhancing the level of security. With Windows Hello, users can unlock their devices through facial recognition, Iris scanning, or fingerprint scanning.
The Official Description From Microsoft For The New Update
“Cumulative and current firmware and drivers for the Surface Book. This firmware and driver package contains drivers for all of the components in the Surface Book, as well as updates to the system firmware that have been released via Windows Update. These drivers and firmware are compatible with Windows 10, including Enterprise versions.
The driver MSI and ZIP files include all of the drivers and firmware needed to deploy custom images of Windows on your Surface devices. For convenience, the Ethernet dongle drivers are included as separate packages, but are also included in the ZIP and MSI. Additionally, the WinTab driver is provided for those professionals needing WinTab compatibility with certain Surface Pen enabled applications.”
Windows Hello has been crafted as a replacement for traditional password authentication. It is a perfect solution to better security, and also includes added features to prevent automatic screen lock and unlock settings. So, as soon as you get your hands on the new Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book, be sure to check for the new firmware.