February Patch Tuesday delivers Connected Standby and WiFi fixes for Windows RT

Windows RT

Today is February 12th, the day Microsoft releases security updates for this month's Patch Tuesday. But for those who own a Surface RT, today is also the day Microsoft releases some non-security updates for Windows RT, including a fix for the pesky Connected Standby and WiFi issues that many users were experiencing.

Microsoft releases firmware update for Surface RT during January 2013 Patch Tuesday

Surface

For those who own a Surface RT, Microsoft has released a firmware update during this month's Patch Tuesday. The firmware update provides System Firmware (UEFI) improvements and features improvements to audio playback when in Connected Standby and additional capabilities for handling firmware updates during low battery situations.

First Patch Tuesday for 2013 to feature critical updates for Windows 8, available Jan 8th

Microsoft has released the Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2013 for the very first Patch Tuesday for 2013. Microsoft will be releasing seven security updates, including two critical updates for Windows 8/Windows RT. Microsoft has made no mention about the zero-day flaw found in Internet Explorers 6, 7, and 8, which were revealed recently.