Microsoft rolled out new firmware updates (October 28, 2016) for Surface Book

Microsoft is now rolling out the October 2016 update to Surface Book devices to improve pen performance in some applications, improve clipboard and keyboard interoperability, and add support for upcoming product releases.

Surface Book Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for Surface Book. The following updates are available for Surface Book devices that have the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed. On November 17th, the update was also made available for Surface Book devices that are running earlier versions of Windows 10.

The new firmware update will improve pen performance in some applications, improve clipboard and keyboard interoperability, and add support for upcoming product releases. The update is listed as an “October 28 release” on the Surface Book Update History page.

  1. Changelog for October 28, 2016 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update
  3. Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Changelog for October 28, 2016 Updates

Below is the complete changelog provided by Microsoft for the new updates. It includes the name and version listed in the Windows Updates and the name listed in Device Manager.

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Microsoft driver update for Surface Embedded Controller Firmware Surface Embedded Controller Firmware

v90.1277.256.0 adds support for upcoming product releases.

Microsoft driver update for Surface System Aggregator Firmware Surface System Aggregator Firmware

v90.1335.257.0 adds support for upcoming product releases.

Microsoft driver update for Surface UEFI Surface UEFI

v90.1327.770.0 adds support for upcoming product releases.

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. driver update for Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter

v15.68.9046.79 adds support for upcoming product releases.

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. driver update for Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller

v15.68.9046.79 adds support for upcoming product release.

NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GPU NVIDIA GeForce GPU

v21.21.13.6936 improves pen performance in some applications.

Microsoft driver update for Surface Base Firmware Update Surface Base Firmware Update

v2.0.97.0 improves keyboard reliability when the device resumes operation from sleep.

Microsoft driver update for Surface DTX Surface DTX

v1.3.542.0 improves clipboard and keyboard interoperability.

Getting the Updates via Windows Update

You can get this new Firmware Update via Windows Updates, as we detailed here:
On Windows 11:
  1. Go to Start > Settings (Win + I) Open Settings app on Windows 11
  2. Go to Windows Update and click on the Check for updates button Check for updates on Windows 11
On Windows 10:
  1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & security Windows 10 Settings > Update & Security
  2. From the Windows Update tab, click Check for updates Windows 10 - Check for updates
If your Surface Book didn't receive the update, it should appear on the Windows Update list by now.

Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Alternatively, you can download the latest cumulative driver and firmware update for Surface Book from Microsoft Download Center via the following links.

Surface Book Update History

2021
Jul
29
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    Addresses critical security vulnerability.
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May
06
  • Surface Book Image
    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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2020
Sep
15
  • Surface Book Image
    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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Apr
30
  • Surface Book Image
    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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Feb
13
  • Surface Book Image
    Resolves screen detach scenarios when using “Light Theme”.
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2019
Nov
15
  • Surface Book Image
    15.68.17015.112 improves Bluetooth connectivity.
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Jul
31
  • Surface Book Image
    15.68.17013.110 improves Bluetooth connectivity.
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Jun
27
  • Surface Book Image
    91.2706.768.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 190013.
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May
16
  • Surface Book Image
    15.68.9127.58 improves system security.
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Jan
30
  • Surface Book Image
    58.2.94.23 improves system stability.
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2018
Nov
07
  • Surface Book Image
    24.20.100.6293 improves system stability.
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Oct
10
  • Surface Book Image
    10.25.0.10 resolves battery consumption issue associated with Windows 10 October update (version 1809).
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Aug
21
  • Surface Book Image
    30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
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Feb
13
  • Surface Book Image
    90.2098.256.0 improves system stability.
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Jan
10
  • Surface Book Image
    22.20.16.4811 improves Direct X 12 and power performance.
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2017
Dec
07
  • Surface Book Image
    2.0.99 improves multi-touch and pen connectivity when the device wakes from sleep.
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Oct
18
  • Surface Book Image
    1.1.333.0 enables Power Slider feature that improves both battery life and the adaptive brightness feature.
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Oct
11
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    30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability
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Apr
25
  • Surface Book Image
    6.0.1.7895 improves Cortana speech recognition.
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Apr
06
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    90.1610.256.0 resolves screen brightness issue when devices comes out of sleep
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Mar
08
  • Surface Book Image
    21.21.13.7667 improves system stability.
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2016
Nov
17
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    V1.2.0.70 reduces false touch events when the device is closed.
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Oct
28
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    Improve pen performance in some applications, improve clipboard and keyboard interoperability, and add support for upcoming product releases.
Aug
30
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    Improve the device's battery life, stability, and performance when you change between power states and make sure the default Balanced power plan is set correctly when the operating system is updated.
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Aug
01
  • Surface Book Image
    Improve touch stability and screen brightness when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation, improve pen pairing with the device and optimize log file storage space management
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Jul
28
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    Improve the stability of Windows Hello.
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Jul
14
  • Surface Book Image
    Improve the stability of the keyboard, address issues with touch, pen ink, and eraser button, and improve graphics performance and audio stability.
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Jul
12
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    Improve the stability of Windows Hello after an upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
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Jun
20
  • Surface Book Image
    Improve system stability when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation and optimizes battery use in connected standby and more.
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May
24
  • Surface Book Image
    Improve battery utilization in connected standby, touch stability, and system stability resuming from sleep or hibernation.
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May
16
  • Surface Book Image
    Improve system stability.
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May
09
  • Surface Book Image
    Improve Windows Hello stability.
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