We have some good news for Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owners, as we can confirm that a new Surface Pro update for March 2014 has just gone live. New features are available, including support Microsoft’s new Surface Power Cover and some good news for Miracast fans too.
If you are thinking of splashing out $199 for the Power Cover to extend Surface Pro 2 battery life by 70%, you’ll first need to install the latest update that is now rolling out.
Additionally, we are hearing that the Pro 2 update will also bring multi-touch support when using the Touch and Type Covers’ touch-pads. While the Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets are also getting an update, two other areas that are exclusive to the Surface Pro 2 address wireless connectivity issues at last.
Finally, there’s also improved performance when using Miracast with the Surface Pro 2 which should make a lot of you happy we expect. One word of warning though as some consumers have already experienced some issues following on from the installation – as highlighted below.
Latest Surface Pro 2 firmware update has totally messed up my device. Graphics have gone weird/slow. Do NOT install pic.twitter.com/CirWbYiIkf
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) March 11, 2014
As far as we’re aware though, this isn’t thought to be a widespread issue so see how you get on with your own update.
If you have already installed the new Surface Pro 2 firmware, let us know your experience so far and if you have encountered any problems that you think we should know about.