November 2019 firmware updates are now available for various Surface devices

Jonny Caldwell

Microsoft has released a batch of updates for its older Surface devices, including Surface Pros dating back to the company’s fourth generation tablet, both the Surface Laptop 1 and 2, as well as the Surface Book. These firmware upgrades provide fixes for connectivity issues with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as can be read from the changelog:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Bluetooth – 15.68.17015.112 Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth

  • 15.68.17015.112 improves Bluetooth connectivity.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Net – 15.68.17015.112 Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller – Network adapters

  • 15.68.17015.112 resolves Wi-Fi connectivity issue.

Additionally, both the fifth generation Surface Pro as well as the Surface Pro 6 are both getting an update to improve performance with Human Interface Devices:

Surface – HIDClass – Surface Tcon Device – Human Interface Devices

  • improves system bugcheck performance.

The Surface Pro 6 is also getting additional performance enhancements by patching issues with CPU throttling and battery draining, something users have been complaining about since August.

Surface – Firmware – Surface System Aggregator

  • resolves an issue where the CPU will throttle down to .4GHz, and improves battery stability.

Microsoft’s Surface Support documents note that the updates are bring delivered “in stages” and that “not every Surface will receive the update at the same time”. However, they will eventually make their way to all devices running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update or newer.

Are you seeing any significant improvements, or are you still dealing with bugs to be sorted out? Let us know in the comments area below.