Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book get second November firmware update

Microsoft delivers second November firmware update for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 on an effort to keep addressing some of the issues around the new devices.

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Microsoft releases a new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 firmware update for November. The new update is rolling out as “System Firmware Update – 11/18/2015” and users should get it automatically through Windows Update.

Noting that both Surface devices share very similar hardware, the “November 18” firmware improves the same areas on both devices, including stability on the UEFI BIOS, and a number of drivers updates. 

Below you can find all the details on the “System Firmware Update – 11/18/2015” for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.

  • Surface UEFI update (v88.870.770.0) improves system stability.
  • Surface Management Engine update (v1.0.0.1183) provides touch optimizations.
  • Precise Touch Device driver update (v1.1.0.217) provides touch optimizations.
  • Management Engine Interface driver update (v11.0.0.1172) provides touch optimizations.
  • Surface Touch Servicing ML driver update (v1.0.36.1) provides touch optimizations.
  • Microsoft Surface ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver update (v1.2.0.2) ensures correct Surface driver is installed.

Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, and previous versions seem not to be receiving the “System Firmware Update – 11/18/2015”.

The company has also repentantly released a new cumulative update for the desktop version of Windows 10 to improve the overall experience, and Windows 10 Mobile received build 10586 through the Fast ring, which is also expected to be the final release Microsoft will soon roll out to everyone.

Source Surface Update History, Microsoft Forums 

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