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Microsoft releases firmware updates for Surface RT and Surface Pro for May 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday, which means we will also see firmware updates for both the Surface RT and Surface Pro. The Surface Pro continues to see an update for WiFi reliability, while both devices see a UEFI firmware update.

The firmware update for the Surface RT features a UEFI firmware update that enhances Surface RT speaker volume and improves system stability. The update also comes with a driver pack that improves performance and works with the updated UEFI firmware to enhance the Surface RT speaker volume. Microsoft has also added Trackpad Settings driver for Surface Type Cover to enable interaction with the Trackpad Settings app for Japanese customers.

The Surface Pro has also received an update today, featuring a UEFI firmware update that enables the PXE boot feature. “This feature is only available when using the Surface Pro Ethernet Adapter due to the UEFI integration needed to implement PXE boot,” Microsoft explains. Microsoft has also added Trackpad Settings driver for Surface Type Cover to enable interaction with the Trackpad Settings app for Japanese customers, just like it did for the Surface RT. Of course, lets not forget about the on-going WiFi connectivity issue. This update adds “continued improvements” when it comes to WiFi connectivity and stability on the Surface Pro.

These updates were released along with today’s Patch Tuesday security fixes. Head over to Windows Update to snag these new updates for your Surface RT or Surface Pro!

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