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Surface Slim Pen now supported in the Surface app

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What you need to know

  • The Surface app for Windows 10 has a new update.
  • The update brings support for the Surface Slim Pen.
  • The update also has a new first run experience for pen users.

An update is available for the Surface app (opens in new tab) on Windows 10. The update brings a new first run experience for pen users and also brings support for the Surface Slim Pen. Aggiornamenti Lumia first broke the news and included details regarding version numbers.

According to Aggiornamenti Lumia, version 42.603 is for the Surface Pro X. The update that's rolling out to other devices is version 42.602.139.0. The main change listed for version 42.602.139.0 is the addition of a first run experience which is outlined in the app's changelog (opens in new tab).

First run experience for Pen users. The experience launches immediately on 2 Pen triggers: a) undock the pen from its charger or b) touch the pen tip to the screen (for about a second). The experience guides the user through setting preferences and explaining pen usage in Office and other apps. The experience will only happen once per user, it should not launch once it has finished.

The Surface app is a useful tool that allows you to customize Surface devices.

The Surface Pro X releases on November 19. It supports the new Slim Pen that can either be stored in a cradle that comes with the pen or inside the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at

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  • Surface Slim Pen ordered since presentation and waiting to receive it within 2 weeks 😁