Microsoft Surface Book official

Microsoft has today issued an update for the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, fixing a potential sleep mode issue while also upgrading numerous drivers.

Microsoft is rolling out extensive updates for the Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Surface Book, focusing on upgrading drivers for the devices.

Users of the latest Microsoft computing products are also finally getting an update that fixes a problem that is caused when the device is in sleep mode.

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When the Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book is placed in sleep mode and left, it remains hot as if it has been in use the whole time, while the battery also drains.

The Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book have been popular for Microsoft, among the only hardware successes the company has had in some time. These are arguably the best designed products on the Windows market, while also giving consumers the Windows 10 experience from the manufacturer that builds the platform.

Microsoft Surface Book official detached

As is usually the case, Microsoft is issuing this update in stages, so not everyone will be receiving it at the same time. That said, you should be seeing the prompt to download the patch over the next few days and weeks.

Either way, owners of the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 have been waiting for this upgrade for quite a while, so here’s what you will be getting with the package:

Surface Book

• System Hardware Update – 2/17/2016

• 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.

Surface Pro 4

• System Hardware Update – 2/17/2016

• 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: Surface Book Update and Surface Pro 4 Update

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