It’s “Patch Tuesday”, the traditional day where Microsoft tends to push out some major OS fixes and updates and while it used to be a big Windows day, it’s increasingly more important for Surface owners. That’s because the Surface, a work in progress, is constantly getting tweaked for performance and usability. Today is no different.
Both the Surface RT and Surface Pro have numerous updates queued up for installing, including a few for Office 2013. The bigger deal though is the included firmware, which once again will hopefully fix a few lingering issues some of you may still be having.
Here’s the Surface RT Changelog for April:
The April cumulative update includes improved Surface Wi-Fi reliability, connectivity in various scenarios, and performance improvements including:
- Certain “Limited” connectivity issues resolved
- Improves Wi-Fi to handle a wide range of access points.
- Resolves system crashes caused by certain Wi-Fi issues.
Likewise, the Surface Pro too has a similar series of updates:
The April cumulative update for Surface includes firmware and driver updates including:
- Resolves an issue with on screen touch navigation in the UEFI boot menu.
- Resolves some Surface Type and Touch cover connectivity issues.
- Support for 106/109 keyboards on North American Surface devices.
- Resolves an issue where toggling airplane mode would disable the Wi-Fi driver.
Not too shabby. The update on a Surface RT can take around 10 minutes or so, depending on how many of the patches your device qualifies for. To check, simply swipe from the right, Settings > Change PC Settings > Windows Update (bottom).