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Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 Plus now supports features for the new Surface Pen

Surface Pro 7 2021 Lede
Surface Pro 7 2021 Lede (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Pro 7+ recently received a firmware update.
  • The update improves camera performance and graphics stability.
  • New Surface Pen features are also enabled by the update.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7+ received a firmware update this week. Camera performance and graphics stability are improved by the update. It also enables features for the new Surface Pen, though the changelog (opens in new tab) does not specify which features have been added.

Here are the highlights from the update:

  • Improves system Camera performance and stability and resolves system bugcheck.
  • Improves graphics stability and helps resolve graphics display issues.
  • Enables feature support for new Surface Pen.
  • Improves system stability and performance.

Microsoft details which components have been updated:

Windows Update HistoryDevice Manager
Intel Corporation – Display - 27.20.100.9621Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Intel Corporation – Extn - 27.20.100.9621Intel Iris Xe Graphics Extn
Surface - Security - 7.2.2.0Surface Trusted Platform Module 2.0 - Security devices
Surface - Firmware - 58.0.2.31Surface SMF i7
Surface - Firmware - 58.0.1.48Surface SMF i3/i5
Surface - Human Interface Devices - 6.21.137.0Surface Touch Pen Processor - Human Interface Devices
Surface – Firmware – 5.0.141.139Surface Touch Firmware - Firmware
Surface – System – 9.54.139.0Surface Serial Hub Driver – System devices
Surface - Monitor - 6.81.139.0Surface Panel - Monitor
Surface -System – 6.147.139.0Surface Integration Service Device – System devices
Surface - Extension - 6.7.137.0Surface Dock 2 Firmware Update - Extension
Intel Corporation – System - 60.19041.2.4166Intel Control Logic – System devices
Intel Corporation – System - 60.19041.2.4166Intel Imaging Signal Processor -System devices
Intel Corporation – System - 60.19041.2.4166Surface IR Camera Front
Intel Corporation – Extension - 60.19041.2.4166Surface IR Camera Front Extension
Intel Corporation – System - 60.19041.2.4166Surface Camera Rear
Intel Corporation – Extension - 60.19041.2.4166Surface Camera Rear Extension
Intel Corporation – System - 60.19041.2.4166Surface Camera Front
Intel Corporation – Extension - 60.19041.2.4166Surface Camera Front Extension
Intel – Camera – 60.19041.2.4166Intel TGL AVStream Camera
Intel Corporation – Extension - 60.19041.2.4166Intel TGL AVStream Camera Extension

The good news for Surface Pro 7+ owners is that the update "enables feature support for [the] new Surface Pen." Unfortunately, Microsoft does not specify which new features the update enables. The Surface Slim Pen 2 has a "Zero-Force Inking" experience that improves the flow of digital ink. There's a chance that this is what Microsoft refers to in its changelog.

While the Surface Slim Pen 2 supports haptic feedback, that functionality is only available with the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studio.

Surface updates come out in stages, so Surface Pro 7+ owners might not see this one yet. In some cases, searching for optional updates is required to receive the latest update.

Sean Endicott
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1 Comment
  • These updated showed up in my regular Windows Update, I didn't have any optional updates.