As promised, Microsoft has released a number of new software patches for its various software and hardware products as part of its monthly "Patch Tuesday" update. These series of releases includes a number of security updates for Windows 8, Windows RT and Internet Explorer 10.
As part of this monthly software release, Microsoft has also pushed an update specifically for its Surface tablet running on Windows RT. In a post on the Microsoft Community forum, an official moderator stated that this update will concentrate on improving the WiFi features in the tablet.
Specifically, the update will offer owners of the tablet " ... increased Surface Wi-Fi reliability, improved connectivity in various scenarios, and performance improvements." Some specific improvements include support for connecting to access points that have "non-standard-ASCII special characters." The update will also cut down on situations where the Surface encounters "limited WiFi connectivity." The tablet will download the update automatically or owners can force the update to download.
Some rumors posted on the Internet before today hinted there would be more involved with today's Surface software update. While the WiFi improvements will be welcomed, this month's update seems to be a minor bug fix release rather than one that adds some new features.