Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book updated with new firmware and driver updates

Microsoft has released the July 2016 round of firmware and driver updates for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. They come with a long list of improvements.

Those were the only two devices to be receiving updates. The Surface 3's last update was in June, which probably shouldn't be a surprise, as the device is slated to be discontinued later this year. The Surface Pro 3 hasn't received an update since April.

Here is what's new in the new updates:

Windows Update History Name Surface Pro 4 Surface Book
Microsoft driver update for Surface System Aggregator Firmware

Surface System Aggregator Firmware

  • v103.1226.256.0 improves the stability of the keyboard when the device resumes from hibernation or connected standby mode.

Surface System Aggregator Firmware

  • V88.1226.257.0 improves the stability of the keyboard when the device resumes from hibernation or connected standby mode.
Microsoft driver update for Surface Touch

Surface Touch

  • v51.250.106.239 increases overall stability and addresses issues in touch, pen ink, and barrel button eraser scenarios.

Surface Touch

  • v51.250.94.229 increases overall stability and addresses issues in touch, pen ink, and barrel button eraser scenarios.

Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics 520

Intel(R) HD Graphics 520

  • v20.19.15.4463 improves system performance in some applications.

Microsoft driver update for Surface Pen Settings

Surface Pen Settings

  • v12.0.303.1 improves the stability of the pen settings and prepares for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller

Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller

  • v8.20.0.931 improves audio stability.

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED

Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED

  • v8.20.0.931 improves audio stability

Microsoft driver update for Surface Button

Surface Button

  • v1.1.662.0 improves device usability while the device is in tablet mode.

Microsoft driver update for Surface Touch Servicing ML

Surface Touch Servicing ML

  • v1.0.207.0 increases overall stability and addresses issues in touch, pen ink, and barrel button eraser scenarios.

There was also a lone update that came through on July 12:

Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller

Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller

  • v30.10586.7076.2424 improves the stability of Windows Hello after an upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

As we can see, the new updates include fixes for touch, tablet mode, audio, and quite a bit more. The list is quite a bit larger than last month's round of updates, which only contained three for the Surface Pro 4 and four for the Surface Book.

Have these updates improved your Surface experience? Let us know in the comments!

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