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First Surface Pro software update adds Windows To Go support

Microsoft launched the Windows 8 Pro-based Surface Pro tablet on February 9th, just a few days before the company issued its regular monthly software updates. Today, the Surface Pro received its first official software upgrade as part of Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday" event.

As listed on the Surface Pro website, the automatic update includes a feature that will be welcomed by people who might need to access their Windows 8 files on the road by using the Surface Pro. This new update enables the Windows To Go feature on the tablet, which will allow people who have their entire Windows 8 installation on a USB drive to run their files when the drive is attached to the Surface Pro.

The software update also improves the tablet's WiFi features for "better roaming and improvements to 'Limited' connectivity scenarios." Finally, today's update will put in "improved onscreen keyboard detection synchronization" when the Surface Pro goes in and out of its sleep mode.

The Surface Pro's digital pen still doesn't quite work with some software, including some of the features in Adobe's Photoshop. Microsoft previously said it has been working with software companies to improve the tablet's pen features but it would appear that update will have to wait for another day.

Source: Surface website

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