Patch Tuesday: Surface RT gets a low volume fix in the new firmware update

Surface RT and Surface Pro Patch Tuesday Firmware update

Although Microsoft is now fully focus on finishing and releasing Windows 8.1 later this year, the company still keeps releasing regular firmware updates for Surface RT and Surface with Windows 8 Pro.

The Patch Tuesday that the company is rolling out today is a series of updates to address low speaker volume and to improve system stability for Surface RT. For Surface Pro Microsoft is releasing updates to correct Wi-Fi connectivity and performance issues, and a new video update to improve the overall performance of the tablet when using Skype.

The update also brings a PXE boot feature aim for system administrators to utilize the network to deploy Windows.

Surface users can expect all these new fixes, plus all monthly security updates that are being released for Windows 8.

According to the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2013, the company is releasing 10 patches fixing a total of 33 vulnerabilities, 8 of them rated as Important and two rated as Critical. Dealing with issues in Internet Explorer (including the recent IE8 zero-day flaw crafted to target U.S. government workers), Windows, Microsoft Office, .Net Framework, Microsoft Windows Essentials and Microsoft Lync. Like always you can update manually from the Control Panel or by going to the Windows 8’s Change PC settings / Windows Update /  Check for updates now. 

Source Microsoft, Surface RT and Surface Pro

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