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Surface Pro 3 Update Released

Microsoft has released another system firmware update addressing the ongoing issues with models of the SP3 using the Simplo battery:

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • v38.10.90.0 corrects an error that may occur on a limited number of Surface Pro 3 devices where the full charge capacity of the battery is misreported to the operating system and device firmware. This update corrects the firmware component that functions as a “fuel gauge” so that the battery capacity is accurately reported. See Surface Pro 3 Battery FAQ for the 8/29/2016 System Firmware Update for more information.

Remote Desktop Preview updated

Microsoft’s Universal APP Remote Desktop has been updated with desktop scaling options. With high DPI notebooks and two in ones (Surface etc.) becoming more popular this is a welcome feature to help prevent your remote session from being barely readable. The new feature can be found in settings:

RDP

Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview is available here: Microsoft Store

Surface Pro 3 Updates Available

Microsoft has released new firmware and software updates to address multiple issues this week.

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware update (v38.9.50.0)improves system start-up reliability.

  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.1150.0) adds pen support in UEFI menus and improved support for 3rd party onscreen keyboards.
  • Surface Fingerprint Sensor driver update (v2.2.10.6) improves accuracy.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5GHz.
  • HD Graphics Family driver update 4331 (v20.19.15.4331) improves color calibration and system stability.
  • Display Audio driver update (v6.16.00.3189) supports compatibility with the updated HD Graphics Family driver.
  • Surface Cover Audio driver update (v2.0.1220.0) improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Surface ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver update (v1.2.0.2) ensures correct surface driver is installed.

 

Firmware Update available for Surface Pro 4 and SurfaceBook

Microsoft released firmware updates for the following Surface products this week:

Surface Book

  • HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4308) addresses some display issues, including some scenarios that result in screen flickering.
  • Display audio driver update (v8.20.0.659) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware update (v88.855.257.0) improves system stability.
  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v88.853.258.0) improves the keyboard and trackpad experience.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver (v10.0.302.0) adds support for future functionality on Windows 10.

Surface Pro 4

  • HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4308) addresses some display issues, including some scenarios that result in screen flickering.
  • Display audio driver update (v8.20.0.659) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware update (v103.855.257.0) improves system stability.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver update (v10.0.302.0) adds support for future functionality on Windows 10.

Surface Pro 3: Firmware Update

Microsoft has released a second firmware update for the SP3 for September including the following:

  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware update (v3.9.650.0) improves booting time experience and enhances the system reliability while docked.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9030.41) improves the wireless network connectivity and stability.
  • Surface Integration driver update (v2.0.1209.0) ensures when using a custom power plan that the selected plan will not revert to the default balanced power plan when installing a Windows Update.
  • Microsoft Docking Station Audio Device driver update (v1.31.35.10) improves audio experience when no external speakers are connected to a Surface Pro 3 Docking Station so that Surface Pro 3 internal speakers are used.
  • Management Engine Interface driver update (v11.0.0.1157) improves the system stability.

Firmware update for Surface Pro 3 released

Microsoft has released an update for the SP3: “System Firmware Update – 9/15/2015”, a USB 3.0 Card Reader driver update (v10.0.10240.31217) improving the system power usage when an SD card is inserted.

Firmware update available for Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has released an update to the HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4256) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10. You can get the update through Updates and security:

HD Update

Firmware updates released for v2/v3 Microsoft Surface models

Microsoft has issued firmware updates for Surface 3, Surface Pro 3 and  Surface Pro 2 model. These updates include drivers for Windows 10 and a cumulative update can be downloaded from Microsoft Here.

Surface Pro 3, Surface 3 June firmware updates

Surface 3 Pro 3

This week Microsoft is releasing Firmware updates for both Surface 3 models. The Surface 3 Pro is receiving an update to its UEFI (new version is 3.11.950.0), adding support for new Windows 10 features, updates to the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers (version 15.68.3091.193) which are meant to improve stability and connectivity, including download speeds, as well as an update to the AHCI controller driver (new version is 9.4.0.1028)

The Surface 3 is receiving four updates which improve the audio performance and experience (new Audio Device driver version is 603.9600.2563.61816), the camera’s photo and video quality (new Camera driver version is 20.9600.3444.120), and display stability and graphics performance (new HD Graphics driver version is 10.18.14.4175). The fourth driver update is for Surface Pen Settings (new driver version is 4.0.112.1).

May Updates for Surface Pro line

This week there are Surface Pro specific hardware updates available:

Surface Pro 3

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 5/19/2015″ in Windows Update.

Surface Pro 3 UEFI update (v3.11.850.0) includes changes needed for compatibility with the updated graphics driver noted below.

HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.14.4170) improves graphics performance and includes better Miracast (wireless display) support.

Display Audio driver update (v6.16.00.3172) improves audio experience and supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.

Surface Pro 2

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 5/19/2015″ in Windows Update.

Surface Pro UEFI update (v2.5.250.0) includes changes needed for compatibility with the updated graphics driver noted below.

HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.14.4170) improves graphic performance and includes better Miracast (wireless display) support.

Display Audio driver update (v6.16.00.3172) improves audio experience and supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.