Microsoft released the new Surface Pro8 in October, but now the 2-1 device will be receiving its first firmware update. The update brings many improvements and is recommended for all users.
Surface Pro 8 owners now have the ability to download and install driver updates as well as firmware. This is the first Microsoft software update since the Surface Pro 8 was released. There is now a support page that provides the update history of the Surface Pro 8.
Microsoft has released the first firmware update to the Surface Pro 8 and it includes some improvements. Microsoft focuses on improving the performance and cooperation with external AMD graphics card via Thunderbolt. It also improves the haptic feedback from the new Surface Pen. A number of improvements have been made to the system’s stability, graphics performance and touchscreen. The highlights of the release notes are included at the end.
The latest updates are now available:
- Surface – firmware 18.104.22.168
- Surface – firmware- 22.214.171.124
- Surface – firmware: 126.96.36.199
- Surface – firmware: 188.8.131.52
- Surface – firmware: 184.108.40.206
- Surface – firmware: 220.127.116.11
- Surface – Ext 18.104.22.168
- Surface – USB 22.214.171.124
- Surface – Ext 126.96.36.199
- Surface System – 188.8.131.52
- Surface – Ext. 1.949.137.0
- Intel – Display – 184.108.40.20624
- Intel – Ext. – 220.127.116.1124
It’s interesting to note that the first update is generally released so late. The group publishes the first bug fix update within a few days after the launch of new devices on the market. This time, it didn’t seem to be necessary.
Up-to-date information received November 20,21
These updates are available to Surface Pro 8 devices that have Windows10 October 2020 Update. This update:
- Increases the reliability of Type Cover fingerprint login
- Graphics stability and performance are improved
- System security is improved
- Surface Pen’s new feel activated and ink performance improved
- Enhances support for the Thunderbolt AMD EGPU
- Stabilizes the touch screen.