We have no chance to get of knowing why Microsoft discharged the driver refreshes last Friday or what they should achieve. What we do know is that the last arrangement of patches came only 10 days sooner, on July 11, when Microsoft included help for the new Surface Pro Type Cover and Signature Type Cover.
With two dozen noteworthy firmware and driver refreshes pushed onto the Surface Pro 4 since its discharge in October 2015, and another Surface Pro 2017 as of now on offer, it’s important that Microsoft is as yet endeavoring to get the SP4 and SB drivers right.
Analyst Bespin on the OnMsft discussion has a screenshot of the drivers just introduced on his Surface Pro 4:
Surface driver refresh for Surface Management Engine
Surface driver refresh for Surface Pen Pairing
Marvell Semiconductor Inc. driver refresh for Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter
Surface driver refresh for Surface UEFI
Microsoft driver refresh for Surface Accessory Device
Surface driver refresh for Surface Embedded Controller Firmware
Marvell Semiconductor Inc. driver refresh for Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller
Intel(R) Corporation driver refresh for Intel(R) Display Audio
Surface driver refresh for Surface Integration
I’ve additionally observed reports of another “Intel Corporation driver refresh for Intel(R) HD Graphics 520.” obviously, until the point when Microsoft graces us with a change list, we’re decreased to hypothesizing about the progressions.
Based on the decibel level of grievances, the rollout has been definitely not issue free.
On Reddit, I see reports of another power slider—open by floating your mouse/pen over the power symbol in the framework—that gives you a chance to modify the power mode from “Best battery life” to “Best execution.” Apparently, it’s a similar slider accessible now in the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro 2017, and it appears to be indistinguishable to the one Microsoft has declared for the Fall (North America) Creators Update form 1709, due in September or October. In the same Reddit string, there are reports of new Wi-Fi issues, and there’s a uniqueness of sentiment with reference to whether the new Pen driver enhances matters.