Microsoft delivers February Surface firmware updates

Summary:Microsoft is making available firmware updates across most of its Surface device types on Patch Tuesday, February 11.

After last month's rather confusing Surface firmware update rollout , Microsoft seems to be back on track with its Surface updates as of this Patch Tuesday, February 11.

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Here's what the Softies are rolling out today for the different Surface models, according to information on the company's Surface Update history pages.

Surface Pro 2

Surface Display Panel (v1.0.2.0) provides tuning to the Surface display calibration.
Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v24.00.50)
Resolves issue where Surface would not go into hibernation.
Resolves issue where available battery percentage was reported incorrectly.
Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v2.04.0150)
Resolves issue where Surface would reset upon repeated Surface Cover attach/detach.
Resolves issue where On Screen Keyboard would unexpectedly pop-up even though Surface Cover is attached.
Resolves issue where Surface Cover is not detected after wake up from sleep.
Surface Touch Cover 2 Firmware Update Device (v2.0.228.0) update improves two-finger touchpad use.
Surface Type Cover 2 Firmware Update Device (v2.0.226.0) update improves two-finger touchpad use.

Surface 2

Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter (v14.62.28058.10171)
Improves Bluetooth® audio related issues.
Resolves issues related to Bluetooth keyboard and mouse inavailability when waking Surface.
Marvell AVASTAR 350N Wireless Network Controller (v14.62.28058.10171) resolves wireless network connectivity issues.

Surface Pro (Windows 8.0 and 8.1 updates)

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v9.00.50) to resolve behavior where the Surface would reset when waking from sleep.
Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v2.84.0150)
Resolves issue where Surface would reset upon repeated Surface Cover attach/detach.
Resolves issue where On Screen Keyboard would unexpectedly pop-up even though Surface Cover is attached.
Resolves issue where Surface Cover is not detected after wake up from sleep.
Surface Pro UEFI (v1.6.50) improves experience when using a Surface Cover on your Surface Pro.

Surface RT

No product updates were released for Surface RT in February.

There's a new and fairly prominent note on the Surface history page that users should take into account:
Firmware updates cannot be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.

Topics: Microsoft Surface, ARM, Business Intelligence, Microsoft, PCs, Tablets, Windows 8

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