New Surface Pro 7 firmware updates improve power efficiency and Cortana experience

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Email Twitter: @RabiaNoureen11 Aug 3rd, 2020 inNews

Microsoft has released new firmware updates for its Surface Pro 7 tablet (via Neowin). The recent batch includes lots of refinements this month for improving power efficiency when waking from sleep, Cortana experiences, Surface Dock 2 reliability, and more.

As usual, these updates are available for Surface Pro 7 owners running Windows 10 May 2019 Update, or newer, and you can check out the full list of changes below:

  • Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX201 160MHz – Network adapters: 21.80.2.1 Improves power efficiency when waking from sleep.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller – System devices: 10.24.00.3694 Improves power efficiency when waking from sleep and improves the Cortana experience.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED – System devices: 10.24.00.3694: Improves power efficiency when waking from sleep and improves the Cortana experience.
  • Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth (R) – Bluetooth: 21.80.0.3: Versioning update to align RF channels.
  • Surface – Extension: 5.5.0.0 Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability during Wake On LAN scenarios and improves overall stability.
  • Surface Integration Service Device – System devices: 6.83.139.0 Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability during authentication scenarios.
  • Surface System Aggregator – Firmware: 14.104.139.0 Improves device reliability during low battery scenarios.

As a recall, Microsoft also released July 2020 firmware updates for many other Surface devices last month, and you can check out more details in our separate posts. If you’re a Surface Pro 7 owner, head over to the Windows Update section now to check for the latest updates.

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