New Surface Pro 8 and Surface Book 2 firmware updates improve performance and stability

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Microsoft has released a series of new firmware updates for its Surface Pro 8 and Surface Book 2 devices. The November 2021 updates bring stability, reliability, and security improvements for both Surface models.

For the owners of the Surface Pro 8, these firmware updates aim to address various aspects of the experience, including some improvements to Type Cover Fingerprint login reliability and graphics performance. There are also some additional enhancements for the touchscreen stability and inking experience. You can find the full release notes below:

  • Surface - Firmware - 2.22.0.3: Surface Retimer - Firmware
  • Surface - Firmware - 6.210.141.0: Surface UEFI - Firmware
  • Surface - Firmware - 6.209.141.0: Surface UEFI - Firmware
  • Surface - Firmware - 6.206.139.0: Surface System Aggregator - Firmware
  • Surface - Firmware - 66.0.0.38: Surface SMF - Firmware
  • Surface - Firmware - 66.0.0.37: Surface SMF - Firmware
  • Surface - Ext - 2.84.137.0: Surface - Ext - Surface Type Cover v7 Firmware Update
  • Surface - USB - 1.77.137.0: Surface Type Cover V7 Fingerprint UDE Controller - Universal Serial Bus controllers
  • Surface - Ext - 15.15.137.0: Surface Touch Pen Processor - Extension
  • Surface - System - 66.36.139.0: Surface Integration - System devices
  • Surface - Ext - 1.949.137.0: Surface G6 Touch Firmware Update - Extension
  • Intel - Display - 27.20.100.9624: Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics - Extension
  • Intel - Ext - 27.20.100.9624: Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics - Display adapters

Moreover, the second-generation Surface Book PCs are also getting new firmware updates to improve security as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Here’s what you should be seeing in Windows Update:

  • Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Net – 15.68.17022.122: Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller
  • Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Bluetooth – 15.68.17022.122: Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth

As usual, the November 2021 firmware updates for the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Book 2 will be rolling out in phases, so you might not get the new bits right away. Earlier this month, Microsoft has also released a new set of updates for the Surface Laptop 4 and Surface Studio PCs.

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