Microsoft Talks About Improving Surface Device Experience Through Windows Update

Microsoft Surface blog today detailed how they are improving the overall Surface experience using Windows update. Every month, Microsoft delivers a product firmware update that improves the device experience for users. For example, they have done the following through updates so far.

  • Improving your connected experiences with more robust connections to more network types
  • Improving the visual experience with better color rendering, wireless displays and better graphics performance
  • Making your keyboard smarter in more positions and more precise at capturing your commands
  • Improving the sound of your Surface
  • Providing the Windows 8.1 Update and its new improvements for free.

How to get Windows Updates?

If you didn’t opt in to Windows Updates when you set up your Surface you can turn them on at any time (Swipe from the right. Tap Settings. Tap Change PC Settings. Select Update and Recovery, then Windows Update). We generally release updates on a monthly cadence, most often second Tuesday of the month. If you are set up to automatically receive updates they will come to your Surface in the background while you are online and your network is not too busy with other things. Once there, they will automatically install the next time you restart your Surface. (You may notice your Restart button change to Update and Restart, for example.) For important stuff, if you haven’t restarted yet, you will be prompted to update and restart four days after your Surface receives the updates. That’s it until the next month. You can also check for updates manually at any time at the same place.

Source: Surface blog

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