Microsoft Surface Owners can expect to see additional software support from the company after revising the existing timelines for firmware and driver updates for Surface devices. The Windows maker recently updated its lifecycle policy for Microsoft Surface computers to extend support for recent models by two more years. As a result, Surface owners who purchased their devices this year will continue to receive updates for their devices in 2029, according to the new update policy, which does not impact the Windows operating system support window for these devices.
The company has recently updated it life cycle policy ,Via Register for Surface devices) has extended its support window by two years – but only for models launched in 2021. As a result, customers who have a Surface Pro 7+ Updates will be received until early 2027, while those who purchase the Surface Laptop Go 3 will get six years of updates until October 2029.
In line with the current driver and support lifecycle policy, the Surface Pro (5th generation) model that was released in June 2017 will receive its last update until January 2024, while support for surface pro 7 It will end in February.
The devices currently listed on the Microsoft Learn site include three models that will be updated by the second half of 2029. These include the Surface Go 4, which will lose support in September 2029, and the Surface Laptop Go 3 and Surface Laptop Studio 2, both of which will remain supported until October 2029.
Microsoft also states that support for these models for different operating systems will depend on when the devices were launched. According to the company, driver and firmware updates will be available for Surface devices for Windows OS versions released 30 months before launch. According to the company, even after firmware and driver updates for these computers expire, they will continue to receive updates as per the Windows Lifecycle Policy.