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Microsoft releases firmware update for Surface Pro

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Microsoft has provided also a firmware update for the first generation of Windows 8 tablet surface Pro his first Patch Tuesday in 2014. It is to resolve problems with the clip-on keyboards type cover 2 and touch cover 2 and improve about use the touchpad.

The update will download automatically through Windows Update and includes all previous patches. A step by step instructions for a manual installation can be found on the support page of the Surface Pro update history.

An expected fixed version of firmware updates for the Surface Pro 2 withdrawn in December has not published, however, Microsoft. The original software provided according to user reports a significantly shorter battery life. In addition, an error occurred when installing on some devices. Actually, the patch of the interaction with the protective cover should enhance surface cover, including the low-power "sleep" function.

ZDNet blogger and Microsoft expert Mary Jo Foley from their sources has learned that Microsoft continues to work on a fix. A company spokesman said: "the experiences of our customers are very important to us and we work hard to release an update package as soon as possible."

At the January patch day, Microsoft as a whole has crammed six security holes in Windows, Word, and the Dynamics AX ERP application. This includes also a zero-day gap since November known in Windows XP. The vulnerabilities could lead to include injection and execution of malicious code, as well as unauthorized elevation of user rights.

[with material from Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet.com]

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