Surface Pro 6 and Pro 5 also get firmware updates to improve Surface Dock 2 reliability

Microsoft began rolling out firmware updates to the Surface Book 2 and the Intel variant of the Laptop 3 recently, bringing about Surface Dock 2 reliability improvements. The Laptop 3 also received a bunch of enhancements to audio, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth performance. Now, the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Pro (2017) – also known as Surface Pro 5 – are receiving similar enhancements to improve reliability with the second-generation Surface Dock.

The changelog for both the devices is identical and the updates have begun rolling out via Windows Update. The Surface Dock 2 that was launched earlier this year supports device management through Surface Enterprise Management Mode (SEMM) and Windows Management Instrumentation, allowing IT admins to remotely manage the device and authenticate the usage of ports. The devices’ updates also improve reliability of the dock during authentication scenarios, in addition to other stability fixes.

Here is the full changelog for both the devices:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Version and Update

Surface - Firmware -

Surface Dock Firmware Update

  • Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability during Wake On LAN scenarios and improves the overall stability.

Surface - Extension -

  • Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability during Wake On LAN scenarios and improves the overall stability

Surface - System -

Surface Integration Service Device - System

  • Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability during authentication scenarios.

The updates are rolling out to devices that are running Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) or newer. As usual, these updates should be downloaded via Windows Update automatically. However, you can also head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and hit ‘Check for Updates’ to manually pull the firmware.

Since the Redmond giant is not opting for a phased rollout, all Surface Pro 6 and Pro 5 (2017, 5th-generation Pro) devices should receive the update in the next few days.

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