Microsoft is bolstering its commitment to Microsoft Surface owners by expanding the duration of firmware and driver support for Surface devices. The tech giant recently adjusted its lifecycle policy for Microsoft Surface computers, effectively extending the support period for models introduced in 2021 by an additional two years. This means that Surface owners who purchased their devices in the current year can anticipate ongoing updates and support until 2029, as per the updated policy. Importantly, this adjustment does not affect the timeline for Windows operating system support on these devices.
Microsoft’s recent alteration of its lifecycle policy, reported by The Register, focuses on extending the support duration for Surface devices introduced in 2021. Consequently, users with devices such as the Surface Pro 7+ can look forward to receiving updates until early 2027. Similarly, individuals who acquired the Surface Laptop Go 3 will benefit from an extended support period lasting up to October 2029.
While these changes enhance support for recent models, Microsoft maintains alignment with its existing driver and support lifecycle policy. For example, the Surface Pro (5th Gen), introduced in June 2017, will receive its final update by January 2024, while support for the Surface Pro 7 will conclude in February.
Microsoft’s Learn site currently lists three models set to enjoy support extensions until the latter half of 2029. These include the Surface Go 4, with support continuing until September 2029, along with the Surface Laptop Go 3 and the Surface Laptop Studio 2, both of which will receive support until October 2029.
The level of support for these models regarding various operating systems will be contingent on their launch dates. Microsoft outlines that driver and firmware updates will be available for Surface devices based on Windows OS versions released up to 30 months prior to the device’s introduction. Even after the conclusion of firmware and driver updates, these computers will continue to receive updates in line with the Windows Lifecycle Policy, reaffirming Microsoft’s commitment to Surface owners’ satisfaction.