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IMPROVEMENTS: Microsoft rolls-out a couple of Driver and Firmware Updates for its Surface Tablet Computers
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 13.06.13 - 15:42:52 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 5892x
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As Brian Hall, General Manager Microsoft Surface, unveiled in a blog post this morning, Microsoft is releasing a couple of major improvements for its Windows 8 and Windows RT based Surface tablets. According to Hall, this includes improvements to WiFi connectivity. While there were improvements back in the March update that reduced the instances of "limited connectivity", the development team went even further now to minimize these events from the Surface side. Furthermore, Microsoft has published a new driver for the Surface USB to Ethernet adaptor for Surface Pro to allow direct Ethernet connection to a wired network, including the ability to PXE boot.

While the Surface Touch and Type Cover keyboards are a great idea, sometimes they are a bit bitchy. This is, according to Hall, addressed with another update that improves typing performance when there's no hard surface to work on, like on a lap, meaning Touch and Type Cover are now even better at catching every single keystroke-
Another update addresses the LifeCam driver on Surface Pro that will enhance image clarity in low light conditions, this update also improves performance and reliability when users switch between the integrated camera and an external camera.

Lastly, a firmware update is boosting the volume of the speakers on Surface RT. The boost in volume is great for games, videos, Lync, and Skype calls.

Microsoft said it's committed to continually improving Surface and there's a lot more coming with the Windows 8.1 update later this year.

There Windows RT and Windows 8 updates are now automatically rolled-out via Windows Update and should hit a Surface near you soon.

Cheers ~ Arne


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