Microsoft Releases Updates For Surface Pro And Surface RT To Improve Performance

Microsoft today released updated for Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface RT that brings in improved performance, Wifi reliability and more.

For Surface Pro,

The March cumulative update includes improved Surface Wi-Fi reliability, connectivity in various scenarios, and performance improvements including:

  • Fixes to Wi-Fi reliability allowing for better roaming and improvements to “Limited” connectivity scenarios.
  • Windows To Go feature is enabled.
  • Improved onscreen keyboard detection synchronization when going in and out of sleep.

For Surface RT,

The March cumulative update includes improved Surface Wi-Fi reliability, connectivity in various scenarios, and performance improvements including:

  • Fixes to Wi-Fi reliability allowing for better roaming and improvements to “Limited” connectivity scenarios.
  • Resolves issues with integrated volume button.
  • Improved Type and Touch cover typing experience on soft surfaces and when devices and keyboard are lying flat.
  • Resolves issue with random muting.
  • Trackpad performance improvements.

Update your Surface devices and enjoy these updates.

 

 

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  • Why

    My pen is no longer working after updating my Surface Pro… =(
    Anyone else have this problem?

    • jvs

      Just installed the firmware update and no working pen in my Surface Pro.

      • jvs

        Fixed!
        Just Shutdown the Surface and restart, the pen then will work.

        • http://www.rwalrond.com RWalrond

          The keyword here is Shutdown. I tried just restarting and my Pen didn’t come back until I Shut it all the way down.

          • jvs

            Just what I have said…

        • Franki86

          I just had the same issue. Restarting didn’t fix the pen but powering down the Surface and then starting it back up did fix the pen. Weird.

  • XB_Mod

    Microsft came out with the Surface and a lot of fanfare about how this is the greatest Wifi device ever…the irony…

    and as a matter of fact the WiFi has consistently sucked on my surface and every time they update it, one of the points in the changelog is “improved WiFi”….

    I will believe it when I see it.

    • Bugbog

      My WiFi did improve! Initially, every so often, I’d get the “Limited Availability” issue, after the first two wifi updates, it has now disappeared.

    • Bugbog

      My WiFi did improve! Initially, every so often, I’d get the “Limited Availability” issue, after the first two wifi updates, it has now disappeared.

    • GG002

      And the whole world circles around what you’ve experienced? There are THREE Surface RT tablets in my house and none of them have ever had problems with wifi. As a matter of fact, they kick the ass of all our laptops and phones, reaching corners of the house I thought were dead spots (based on other devices).

      • XB_Mod

        I dunno. Obviously you are lucky then. Because if there wasn’t a WiFi issue…there wouldn’t be a fix in their first place and there have been at least 3 WiFi fixes so far along the updates.

        • GG002

          I know no others except you who (consistently) have wifi problems either, but obviously a handful of people have some issues.. I just don’t agree with your Microsoft bashing, because the fanfare holds true for everyone I know except you. That’s why I didn’t like your wording (“why can’t you just making something that works?”).

          • Bobmira

            yes but only a handful of people bought a Surface RT :(

    • frankwick

      I have an RT and it is the only device in the house that can access my router on the other side of the house. I have two ipads, various phones, and laptops.

  • http://twitter.com/purevibz jack frost

    I even see improvement using this site, it’s not as laggy.

  • PhilVoid

    Man, I have a Surface RT now. I gave away my iPad a few years ago thinking “this isn’t enough.” Thanks MSFT for proving me right. Now.. how to deprogram my friend that is caught up in an oppressive cult… They tied his veins into their ecosystem/religion, he may be lost forever… sad. He went so ‘willingly’ too. Like a moth to flame.