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Surface Firmware 05/19/2015 available as download package

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The new Surface Firmware released on last Tuesday is now available as a download package. The download includes firmware and drivers and a prepacked MSI file for your Enterprise deployment.

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Link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38826

Written by Christoph Harding

May 22nd, 2015 at 3:11 pm

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Surface Pro 3 and 2 get new Firmware Update 5/19/2015

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Microsoft has published a System Firmware Update for the Surface Pro 3 and the Surface Pro 2 today. The new update includes:

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

Link: Microsoft | Surface 2 (Microsoft)

Written by Christoph Harding

May 19th, 2015 at 10:29 pm

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Surface UEFI 3.11.760.0 and the Remote Management Tools

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Back in March Microsoft has published a new UEFI version (3.11.760.0) for the Surface Pro 3 device. The latest update to the firmware and drivers includes some great remote management features to control the devices hardware. i.e. you can control if a user has access to the camera, Bluetooth stack, microSD reader and more. To configure this on a per devices basis would be challenging so they implemented a remote management feature as well. Just yesterday Microsoft published the tools to manage the UEFI. These are based on PowerShell.

If you want to learn more about the tools please check this TechNet article.

Surface Pro 3 UEFI Firmware v3.11.760.0:
• http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/install-update-activate/pro-3-update-history
• http://blogs.technet.com/b/surface/archive/2015/03/26/improvements-to-your-surface-pro-3-devices.aspx
• http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38826

Tool: UEFI configuration settings to be managed remotely
• http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/D/5/9D5FE91C-A294-45AF-98D3-016C36213962/Surface Firmware Tool.msi

Written by Christoph Harding

April 10th, 2015 at 9:20 am

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Video: Hands-on with Surface Pro 3

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A great device! Looking forward to it.

Written by Christoph Harding

June 5th, 2014 at 8:42 am

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Microsoft has announced Surface 2 on AT&T 4G LTE

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Today Microsoft announced the Surface 2 AT&T 4G LTE version that will be available for $679 USD soon. To get more information on this, please visit the Microsoft Surface blog.

Learn more about the Surface 2 here: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-2

Link: http://blog.surface.com/b/surface/archive/2014/03/17/announcing-surface-2-at-amp-t-4g-lte.aspx

Written by Christoph Harding

March 18th, 2014 at 12:16 am

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Surface Firmware Updated (March 2014)

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The Surface system firmware has been updated on 11/03/2014. The new version comes with great enhancements which you can find in the list below.

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 3/11/2014” when you view your update history.

  • Surface Pro UEFI (v2.04.0450) improves experience when using BitLocker so that a Surface Cover can provide PIN input.
  • Surface Touch Cover 2 Firmware Update Device (v2.0.262.0) update improves multiple finger support on the touchpad.
  • Surface Type Cover 2 Firmware Update Device (v2.0.262.0) update improves multiple finger support on the touchpad.
  • Surface Power Cover Firmware Update Device (v2.0.268.0) provides support for Surface Power Cover.
  • Surface Cover Telemetry (v2.0.229.0) improves stability and experience for Surface Covers.
  • Marvell AVASTAR 350N Wireless Network Controller (v14.69.24052.168) resolves wireless network connectivity issues.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Wireless Composite Device (v14.69.24052.168) improves Miracast support.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth ®Radio Adapter (v14.69.24052.168) updated as part of a driver package that includes the Marvell Wireless Network Controller and Marvell Wireless Composite Device. There are no Bluetooth updates in this version of the driver.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio (v6.16.00.3135) improves Miracast support.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (v10.18.10.3431) improves Miracast support and enables daisy chaining of monitors using DisplayPort 1.2.
  • Intel WiDi Audio Device (v4.5.44.0) improves Miracast support.

 

Link: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/install-update-activate/pro-2-update-history

Written by Christoph Harding

March 13th, 2014 at 11:16 pm

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Pre-order Surface Power Cover now

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If you live in the US and you own a Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 you might be interested in the Surface Power Cover which can be pre-ordered at the Microsoft Online Store. (see Link). With the Power Cover you can increase your battery life by up to 70%.

Surface Power Cover

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Link: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Surface-Power-Cover/productID.298465700

Written by Christoph Harding

March 11th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

The making of Surface

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Written by Christoph Harding

January 26th, 2014 at 12:05 am

Surface Pro 2 boots within seconds

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When I started at Microsoft a month ago I received a Surface RT and a Surface Pro. The Surface Pro is a fully Business enabled device which can be integrated in the Active Directory and which can run all Windows Desktop apps. The Surface Pro is pretty fast as it contains a Intel Core processor but when I received the new Surface Pro 2 last week based on the Haswell processor I couldn’t stop smiling. The devices is even faster and a complete boot takes only a few seconds. I’ve recorded a quick Video. If you’re interested just click the link.

Link: SkyDrive

Written by Christoph Harding

November 11th, 2013 at 11:46 am

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