- 12-11-2012, 01:48 PM #6
Haven't been playing with it long enough to note any improvements yet, but I can say that downloading and installing everything took about 15 minutes which was much shorter than last month's patch.
- 12-11-2012, 01:49 PM #7Great question. The December update, which will be available later today, includes a few improvements for Surface with Windows RT. This update provides increased Surface Wi-Fi reliability, improved connectivity in various scenarios, and performance improvements including:
- Support for Access Point names (SSID’s) such as “Eric’s Phone_1” including non-standard-ASCII special characters such as: , , , , .
- Reduction in scenarios resulting in “Limited” WiFi connectivity.
What is in the December Update (12/12/2012)? - Microsoft Community
Edit: And of course, the ones that are just "Update for Windows RT" will most likely be bug fixes for other small things as well. The first has something to do with the system servicing stack, apparently, and the second is for a time zone thing. One of them is a "cumulative update" that doesn't say what it fixes, and then the fourth is a keyboard layout fix (after a refresh).
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- 12-11-2012, 02:25 PM #8
I wish I could find out more about the individual patches. I went here Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2012
And for each patch it says look at the associated KB article, but no searching on the KB number turns up anything....frustrating.
- 12-11-2012, 02:35 PM #9
Most of the KB articles say something, actually.
The Office ones haven't been updated yet.
I don't generally check the security ones, so I haven't looked at those.
Flash update: Microsoft Security Advisory: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10
Codec pack: Microsoft Security Advisory: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10
Other "Updates for Windows RT":
Servicing stack update: A servicing stack update is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Time-zone fix: December 2012 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems
Cumulative update (says nothing): Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cumulative update: December 2012
Keyboard layout fix: Incorrect keyboard layout is used after you refresh Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012
- 12-11-2012, 02:43 PM #10
Canon: EOS M, EOS-1D X, PowerShot G1 X, PowerShot G12, PowerShot G15, PowerShot S100, PowerShot S110
Konica Minolta: ALPHA SWEET DIGITAL, ALPHA-5 DIGITAL, DYNAX 5D, Maxxum 5D
Nikon: 1 J2, P7000, P7100
Olympus: OM-D E-M5, PEN E-PL2, PEN E-PL3, PEN E-PM1, XZ-1
Panasonic: Lumix DMC-FZ150, Lumix DMC-G3, Lumix DMC-GF2, Lumix DMC-GF3, Lumix DMC-GH2
Samsung: NX10, NX1000, NX20
Sony: Alpha NEX-7, Alpha NEX-C3, Alpha SLT-A33, Alpha SLT-A35, Alpha SLT-A57, Alpha SLT-A65V, Alpha SLT-A77V
Raw support for new cameras will probably be a near monthly patch. Already supported cameras include:
Canon: Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel XTi, EOS 10D, EOS 20D, EOS 30D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D Digital, EOS 60D, EOS 300D, EOS 350D, EOS 400D, EOS 450D, EOS 500D, EOS 550D, EOS 600D, EOS 1000D, EOS 5D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 7D Digital, EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS Digital Rebel, EOS Kiss Digital, EOS Kiss Digital N, EOS Kiss Digital X, EOS Kiss F, EOS Kiss X2, EOS Kiss X3, EOS Kiss X4, EOS Kiss X50, EOS Rebel T1i, EOS Rebel T2i, EOS Rebel T3, EOS Rebel T3i, EOS Rebel XS, EOS Rebel XSi, EOS-1D, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark III, PowerShot G2, PowerShot G3, PowerShot G5, PowerShot G6, PowerShot G9, PowerShot G10, PowerShot G11, PowerShot Pro1, PowerShot S90, PowerShot S95, PowerShot SX1 IS
Kodak: EasyShare Z981, EasyShare Z1015 IS
Konica Minolta: ALPHA-7 DIGITAL, DiMAGE A1, DiMAGE A2, DYNAX 7D, Maxxum 7D
Leica: DIGILUX 3, D-LUX 4, M8, M8.2, M9
Nikon: 1 J1, 1 V1, Coolpix P6000, D1H, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3s, D3X, D4, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D800, D800E, D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D7000
Olympus: C-7070 Wide Zoom, C-8080 Wide Zoom, E-1, E-3, E-10, E-20, E-30, E-420, E-450, E-520, E-620, EVOLT E-300, EVOLT E-330, EVOLT E-400, EVOLT E-410, EVOLT E-500, EVOLT E-510, PEN E-P1, PEN E-P2, PEN E-PL1
Panasonic: Lumix DMC-G1, Lumix DMC-GF1, Lumix DMC-GH1, Lumix DMC-LX3, Lumix DMC-LX5
Pentax (PEF formats only): *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DS, K10D, K20D, K100D, K100D Super, K110D, K200D, K-5, K-7, K-r, K-x
Sony: DSLR-A100, DSLR-A200, DSLR-A230, DSLR-A300, DSLR-A330, DSLR-A350, DSLR-A380, DSLR-A500, DSLR-A550, DSLR-A560, DSLR-A580, DSLR-A700, DSLR-A850, DSLR-A900, Alpha NEX-3, Alpha NEX-5, Alpha NEX-5N, Alpha SLT-A55/A55V, Cyber-shot DSC-R1
- 12-11-2012, 03:18 PM #11
thanks, this is great to see since I have a Powershot S100. I wish they could issue driver fixes for more printers too. Reading through some of these more general Windows 8 updates, these are a big frickin deal. I'll be updating as soon as I get home.
- 12-11-2012, 03:21 PM #12
One of the Office updates has an updated page and apparently fixes a very specific bug:Consider the following scenario:
- You enable one of the East Asian language keyboard layouts in Windows.
- You change the DPI setting to 125 percent.
- You open the Options dialog box in Microsoft Word 2013 or Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.
In this scenario, the wrong icon is displayed in the Typography pane.
12-11-2012, 03:36 PM #14
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Got mine. My Surf has been running weird/buggy for a few weeks now, most notably IE freezing and apps crashing. Everything seems to be running much smoother now, and more responsive. Mine(on IE in particular) has been sluggish, even with the last performance update.
- 12-11-2012, 03:46 PM #16
Just out of curiosity, for those of you who are claiming performance increases... have you rebooted the device recently? I haven't used it since the update enough to notice a difference yet, but a lot of times people get a sort of placebo effect from device updates just from the fact that it's been rebooted.
- 12-11-2012, 03:59 PM #17
I reboot every morning, hoping to alleviate some of the performance issues. I have to admit my Surface has been acting odd lately. Sometimes, when I press/hold a link in IE, the option menu doesn't come up. Sometimes it does. But if it doesn't, it won't until I reboot. Little things like this. Hopefully today's update fixes some of that stuff.
I have this little prayer that MS has their 2 most intelligent people in a hole somewhere attempting to inject some real performance into this machine.
- 12-11-2012, 04:25 PM #18
12-11-2012, 05:04 PM #19
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I agree with this. While I love the app, cheezburger was causing my surface to restart randomly and I would send the error report. Finally I just opened up the "check for solutions" in the desktop, obviously there wasn't one but I sent a decent sized package to Microsoft so hopefully that helps in the future, but I'll be uninstalling the app soon if this new update didn't fix the issue.
- 12-11-2012, 06:35 PM #20
I didn't notice a dramatic improvement with this update as I did with the November update, but I have not messed with it very much yet. As others mentioned the update went a LOT faster this time given the number of updates.
12-11-2012, 08:20 PM #22
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Have noticed a definite increase in flash performance, especially in videos. I used to have instances of flash quitting or failing to load on sites (which required a browser close and reopen) and occasional slow, choppy video in ads such as YouTube. It seems smooth as butter now.
awesome. this is a fixe I was hoping for!
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