In the latest firmware and driver upgrade for the Surface Book line up, Microsoft has focused on overall system stability and battery life. The updates fix some known battery issues and the “connected standby” feature on Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
As noted by Microsoft, the following update packages will be available this month:
- Surface UEFI v89.1203.768.0– Improved system stability when resuming operation from sleep or hibernation, and optimized battery use in connected standby.
- Surface Base Firmware Update v126.96.36.199– Reduced unexpected shutdowns while the device is sleeping.
- Surface Integration Driver v1.1.291.0– Resolved issues where the touchscreen remains active when the clipboard is closed against the keyboard.
Surface Pro 4
- Surface UEFI v105.1203.768.0– Improved system stability when resuming operation from sleep or hibernation, and optimized battery use in connected standby
- Surface Integration Driver v188.8.131.52– Resolved issue where touch screen remained active when the cover is closed against the screen.
Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe and Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE)
- Surface IA7260 Firmware Update- Improved reliability of mobile broadband connectivity
In a small update last month, Microsoft updated the NVIDIA GeForce GPU driver of its Surface Book, allowing for stability improvements for devices that use the graphics card. It was exclusive only to the Surface Book.
You can pull the June updates manually through Windows Update by going to Start>Settings>Update & Security>Windows Update>Check for Updates.
Although these updates started rolling out earlier this week, they can take a few days before reaching all devices. So in case they haven’t shown up yet, you might have to wait for another day or two.