Surface Pro March 2018 Updates

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro (Model 1796) devices:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 233.2110.770.0 Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • 233.2110.770.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002.
Surface – Firmware – 233.2111.256.0 Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware

  • 233.2111.256.0 improves battery reliability.

*Surface System Aggregator Firmware v233.2099.256.0 is required to install this update, for more information see the Surface Blog for IT Pros.

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro LTE Advanced (Model 1807) devices:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 234.2110.770.0 Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware

  • 234.2110.770.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002.
Surface – Firmware – 234.2110.1.0 Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware

  • 234.2110.1.0 improves battery reliability.

*Surface System Aggregator Firmware v233.2102.1.0 is required to install this update, for more information see the Surface Blog for IT Pros.

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Changes in Region & Language Settings

In the latest preview builds of Windows Insider We have new and improved Region & Language Settings.

Icons added to each language to indicate when language support is installed, text-to-speech, speech recognition and/or handwriting. Also added is a new language selection experience that enables quick identification of the available language features for each language.

LANGUAGE

Only Administrator accounts can configure new Windows display languages. Certain Group Policy settings may prevent you from downloading and installing Local Experience Packs.
From the Start menu, click Settings.
Select Time & Language.
Select Region & language.
Select Add a language.
Select any language from the list that has an icon indicating that it’s a display language.
Select Next and then select Install (leave ‘Set as my Windows display language’ ticked).
After the language install is complete, sign out and then sign back in to your Windows account.

 

High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) in Windows 10

What is High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) ?

According to the Wikipedia it  is a file format for individual images and image sequences. It was developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and is defined by MPEG-H Part 12 (ISO/IEC 23008-12). The MPEG group claims that twice as much information can be stored in HEIF image as a JPEG one of the same size, even in better quality.

In June 2017, Apple announced support for HEIF in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11. Now this is introduced in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17623  (RS5).

How will You try High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) ?

In order to try this out, you need to join the Windows App Preview Program for the Photos app and make sure you are running the March release of the Photos app (Version 2018.18022.13740.0 or newer).