Microsoft: Here’s a free touch or type cover for your Surface (but only if you’re in the UK)

Whilst we wait for the Surface Pro, Microsoft is offering a free Touch or Type cover with the purchase of a brand new Surface RT.

The Surface Pro is expected to launch in the UK “before the end of May” but that isn’t stopping the company from trying to remind you of its other device, the Surface RT. If you purchase a Surface RT from the online Microsoft store or a retail outlet in the UK, Microsoft will offer you a free Touch or Type cover, per purchase.

As always there’s a slight catch, you must purchase the Surface RT by itself or in a bundle between today and June 30th, or until supplies run out. If you have yet to buy the Surface RT and want one, get one now to snag this offer.

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WPCentral

Patch Tuesday: Firmware updates for Microsoft Surface

As well as the usual security updates, Microsoft has today rolled out firmware updates for both the Surface RT and Surface Pro. The Surface Pro continues to see an update for WiFi reliability, while both devices see a UEFI firmware update.

For Surface RT, the firmware update features a UEFI firmware update that enhances Surface RT speaker volume and improves system stability. The update also comes with a driver pack that improves performance and works with the updated UEFI firmware to enhance speaker volume. Microsoft has also added Trackpad Settings driver for Surface Type Cover to enable interaction with the Trackpad Settings app for Japanese customers.

For Surface Pro, the firmware update features a UEFI firmware update that enables the PXE boot feature. “This feature is only available when using the Surface Pro Ethernet Adapter due to the UEFI integration needed to implement PXE boot,” Microsoft explains. Just as it has done for the Surface RT, Microsoft has also added Trackpad Settings driver for Surface Type Cover to enable interaction with the Trackpad Settings app for Japanese customers. Thought we forgot Wi-Fi? This update adds “continued improvements” when it comes to WiFi connectivity and stability on the Surface Pro.

Along with all the other updates, these are now live via Windows Update. Head over and update now.

Source: Microsoft