Surface Pro 8 May firmware update improves inking experience

Kareem Anderson

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 May firmware release brings some tweaks to the inking experience for the tablet computer as well as needed patches for security vulnerabilities and Intel – Systems – Management updates.

According to the recently published change log, Surface Pro 8 users are in for improvements for Surface Pen 2 inking specifically, as well as an update that addresses “critical security vulnerability and improves system stability”

Microsoft highlights that “not every Surface will receive updates at the same time, but they’ll be delivered to all devices. If you haven’t previously received updates, you can manually update by following the steps at Download drivers and firmware for Surface.”

While most firmware updates are harmless, just remember Microsoft Surface ones cannot be uninstalled or reverted to earlier versions and typically require a full system restart to be completed.

Users can check for the update manually by going to the Settings menu and checking under View Optional Updates or through the Driver Update menu under device management for old school power-users.