Latest Surface Pro software update to fix a few issues

Microsoft made an unexpected update for its Surface Pro PC product in late March, outside its usual monthly schedule, to add " ... a low level driver update to improve SSD performance during boot." Today, during Microsoft's usual "Patch Tuesday" event, the company will issue a new automatic update for the Windows 8 Pro-based device to fix a few more issues.

As stated on the official Surface update history web page, today's update will deal with a problem that relates to using the on screen touch navigation on the Surface Pro while in the UEFI boot menu. It is also supposed to fix a problem that disables the WiFi driver when users switched to "airplane mode" on the Surface Pro.

The April update will fix some unnamed connectivity issues when using the Type and Touch covers. Finally, U.S. and Canadian Surface Pro owners should be able to uses some more keyboards with this update, specifically keyboards with 106/109 layouts.

So far, the Surface Pro is only sold in three countries; the US, Canada and China, where it launched just last week. The Chinese also got a different version of the Surface Pro that has the same hardware but runs the standard version of Windows 8. That OS is locked in the Chinese language and also comes with a free version of Office 2013 Home and Student. Just this week, the state-run Chinese media has been openly critical of Microsoft's warranty for the Surface Pro.

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Isn't that Netflix fault? It's not a MS app, is it?
Or do you mean the WiFi fix killed the Netflix app? If so, it's a MS issue...

I dunno who's fault it is. Netflix gives me a Windows Graphics Driver error. I know I didn't manually update no drivers, so here I am stuck watching Netflix via the browser. On my wife's Surface RT device I have no problems

This Wi-Fi issue is very persistent. Somehow MS can't get this bug squashed as yet. The Problem of my Surface Pro is that with the last update of Netflix, I can't watch movies in the App anymore, only via the browser

Who's 'fault' it is that the Pro has no WinTab support is still under debate in a LOT of forums.....
Both parties are now saying they're 'working on it', but nothing has surfaced (pun intended), even after several tweet from MS about this.

A lot of people are very disappointed with this, as the Ativ DOES have about the same harware and DOES have WinTab support.

So it is possible for the Pro to have WinTab support, but queries on this will go round and round and round, with no solution to the people who bought the Surface just to be able to paint and draw. You know, with pressure support on the pen for Photoshop, ZBrush and alike.

So....... It doesn't seem there's a fix/update/addition to the pen drivers in this release...

When can we finally start using pen pressure with Photoshop and other apps that use WinTab, MS?? When???? Don't keep us hanging on Twitter posts that say "soon" and 'working on it with Adobe" since the release of the Pro.

If not, why not????

Sometime i'm wondering what they do at Microsoft ... they probably spend more time doing politics than doing work !!
- Surface RT still has major issues with WiFi
- The Win8 builtin apps still are very basic (took them 5 months after release to add some interesting but rather minor fixes)
- Very minor updates have been going on on the WP8 front
- We'll have to wait till end of the year for support for quad cores and 1080p ... what is taking so long (i can understand scaling issues with 1080p, but sharing the kernel with NT was supposed to mean that it would be easier to support more cores ...)
And they havent been busy releasing many more products ...
They just seem to be so slow ! I dont know how they hope to catchup with the competition ...

Dutchie64 said,
So....... It doesn't seem there's a fix/update/addition to the pen drivers in this release...

When can we finally start using pen pressure with Photoshop and other apps that use WinTab, MS?? When???? Don't keep us hanging on Twitter posts that say "soon" and 'working on it with Adobe" since the release of the Pro.

If not, why not????

I'm pretty sure it's up to adobe to release a patch for photoshop since the pen works fine in a lot of other applications