Microsoft has updated its Surface Update History tracker with the release notes for the latest firmware updates for the Surface Pro 4 (via Neowin). Curiously, the release notes are dated September 14, but were only added to the page today.
All of the changes in these updates refer to support for the Surface Pro Type Cover in some capacity. Here's a look at what's new:
- Surface Fingerprint Sensor – Biometric device - 126.96.36.199 Enables support for Surface Pro Type Cover and the Surface Pro Signature Type Covers.
- Surface PTP Filter - HID - 188.8.131.52 Enables support for Surface Pro Type Cover and the Surface Pro Signature Type Covers.
- Surface Pro Type Cover Integration - HID - 184.108.40.206 Enables support for Surface Pro Type Cover and the Surface Pro Signature Type Covers.
- Surface Smart Cover Backlight – System device - 220.127.116.11 Enables support for Surface Pro Type Cover and the Surface Pro Signature Type Covers.
If the updates did indeed begin rolling out on September 14, your Surface Pro 4 has likely already installed them. However, you can also check manually via Windows Update now to grab the latest firmware for your machine.
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need support for the surface dial on screen!
They abandoned us on that one buddy.
What I really want is to be able to use the Fingerprint Sensor and IR Sensor for Two-Factor Auth. As it stands now, I'll soon have to use some stupid USB dongle to read a card and type a PIN in order to implement TFA. Seems only logical that Microsoft could enable the WIndows Hello system through a Setting that would allow requiring a Fingerprint/IR Sensor combination to authenticate or Fingerprint/PIN combination or IR Sensor/PIN combination. Then I wouldn't have to remember to carry around other items just to get some work done.
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