Last week, Microsoft quietly released a new firmware update for the Surface Pro 4, which brought a new battery control slider in addition to several driver updates. The company didn’t release a changelog at the time, but the folks over at Neowin have spotted that the Surface Update History tracker has finally been updated today with all the technical details.
According to Microsoft, all these updates should improve pretty much everything on the hybrid tablet including security, reliability, performance, battery life. More details below:
- Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth: 15.68.9114.29 implements changes to meet EU regulatory requirements.
- Intel(R) Iris(TM) Graphics 540 – Display adapters: 126.96.36.19927 improves DX12 and power performance.
- Surface Embedded Controller Firmware – Firmware: 103.1744.256.0 improves system stability.
- Surface Management Engine – Firmware: 188.8.131.529 improves system stability.
- Surface UEFI – Firmware: 107.1741.768.0 improves Wi-Fi performance when waking from sleep.
- Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller – Network adapters: 15.68.9114.29 implements changes to meet EU regulatory requirements.
- Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller – System devices: 184.108.40.2062 improves video performance in some applications.
- Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED – System devices: 220.127.116.112 improves video performance in some applications.
- Surface Accessory Device – System devices: 1.1.507.0 improves system stability.
- Surface Pen Pairing – System devices: 18.104.22.168 enable Surface Pen simple pairing and features.
- Surface Integration – System devices: 22.214.171.124 enables Power Slider feature improving battery life, and improving adaptive brightness feature.
If you haven’t done it yet, you can download all these updates by checking Windows Update on your PC. If you prefer to install all current software, firmware, and drivers manually, you can download all the files on this page. This is a pretty big update overall, and it’s nice to see that Microsoft keeps supporting its nearly two-year old tablet.Further reading: firmware update, Microsoft, Surface Pro 4