windows rt updates

Last Tuesday January 8th was the day when Microsoft rolled out its first patch Tuesday of the New Year. Along with the many bits of usual patches and updates that Microsoft normally does they also rolled out important updates for the Windows RT operating system. This however is not the first update for the operating system that powers a lot of ARM powered tablets along with the popular Microsoft Surface RT; there have been a few earlier.

This update however does not take into consideration the many third party/OEM tablets that are currently being sold in the market. Microsoft chose not to respond to a request to know when and how they send out updates for the OEM tablets.

Yesterday’s patch includes a System Firmware (UEFI) improvement via a couple of firmware updates. This includes an improved performance of the audio playback feature when in connected standby mode. It also has a critical update for handling firmware updates during low battery situation. Microsoft urges Surface RT users to proactively check whether the update has been installed and if not then to go ahead and do it using a simple set of instructions.

Another critical update for the Windows RT platform is the improvement of the .Net 4.5 and Windows RT compatibility issues.

In other updates the cloud-storage service from Microsoft SkyDrive has been given a few improvements as well. The bulk of this update in this case seems to be related with the sharing of the files in terms of how and with whom.

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