From British mobile mayhem and Galaxy pre-orders, to the state of Windows apps, strange bedfellows, Halo revelations and free flights with a low-end Lumia, it's our review of the week's top tech news.
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Microsoft has released a new update for the Surface Pro 3 and this time around they are adding new enterprise features including disk encryption and a few more security related settings.
Microsoft will reportedly unveil a new tablet at its Build 2015 conference next month - but the device is said to be a successor to the Surface 2, rather than a new addition to its Surface Pro line.
If you've been thinking of buying a Surface Pro 3, now may be just the right time, as Microsoft is offering discounts of up to $150 off the device, along with a free protective sleeve.
After Apple's announcement yesterday that they will be updating all of their laptops to Intel's Broadwell chips, Microsoft is now the only large player who has not announced its device revision.
Microsoft has launched a new campaign that will give you up to $650 towards the purchase of a Surface Pro 3 but the offer expires in April which could foreshadow a new device on the horizon.
Microsoft is reportedly buying N-trig, the company behind the pen technology that shipped as part of Surface Pro 3. The deal is above $200 million and shows the company's interest in this field.
Microsoft has released a new Surface commercial, that we have posted after the jump, and seeing that it is exactly 30 seconds long, this one will likely make it to the cable networks.
Figures for Q4 2014 show that Windows devices now make up 9% of the global tablet market with over 6 million shipments, including over 2 million Surface tablets - and further growth is predicted.
Samsung released an SSD firmware update that has been shown to improve performance of the Pro 3, but for now the firmware has been quickly pulled for unspecified reasons.
PCs featuring AMD graphics cards have been reported to have driver compatibility issues with Windows 10 previews and now the company has assured that it is working on releasing a fix soon.
Microsoft's flagship tablet is getting a temporary price cut, with all but the entry-level version receiving $100 off until Saturday, while a free sleeve will come with all versions until April 5.
An update for the Intel graphics driver on the Surface Pro 3 is now available and it fixes a number of bugs and playback issues that users were having when running Windows 10 on their machines.
Microsoft announced their earnings today and for the first quarter since being announced, Microsoft's Surface line of tablets has crossed the billion dollar threshold in a single quarter.
Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers can now get almost £400 off a bundle including the range-topping Surface Pro 3 with 512GB SSD and Intel Core i7 processor, and a black Type Cover 3 keyboard.
From Android 5.0 and Windows 10, to the Apple Watch, Microsoft Band, OnePlus One, Google antitrust allegations and the console wars, we look back at highlights from the year's top tech news on Neowin.
The Surface Pro 3 has been on-sale for six months now which means it is time to take a look back at the highs and lows of the tablet since its launch.
Microsoft released a tacky Surface Pro 3 commercial last month and based on the traffic to that video, it is the best one yet even though it is a bit cringeworthy.
If you are in the market for a Surface Pro 3, now is the time as Amazon has slashed prices on the tablet by $100 and is also offering a $100 gift card to sweeten the deal.
Microsoft is currently including a free protective sleeve with purchases of its Surface Pro 3 tablet, along with a $100 promotional code - but these offers will only be available for a limited time.
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After launching its Surface Hub app back in October, Microsoft has now updated it with new features, including the ability to turn off the hardware Windows button on the front of the Surface Pro 3.
This week saw devastating Azure outages, lot's of Black Friday deals and plenty of Windows 10 news which included a kernel change in our in-depth tech roundup of the week.
Microsoft has announced a range of promotions and discounts for Black Friday, including up to $150 off its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and a Dell Inspiron notebook with 15.6-inch touchscreen for $279.
The November firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 is now available. The small update brings a wealth of improvements to the already excellent tablet.
If you have a Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has detailed the next update that will be coming to the device that will fix a few bugs and improve the overall experience.
HP has announced their ENVY x2 and it takes nearly all of the features and packages them into a form factor that mimics that of the Surface Pro 3 but the aesthetics are not as clean.
Microsoft wants to take you to a winter wonderland with its Surface Pro 3...or something. This is the first holiday themed ad from the company and it features singing, Photoshop and a Macbook Air.
Austrian is switching to 'paperless cockpits' and is rolling out hundreds of Microsoft's tablets to its pilots as an 'electronic flight bag', storing navigation charts and aircraft documentation.
Microsoft has announced today that the Surface Pro 3 has cleared all the hurdles needed to be available for sale to government employees through General Services Administration (GSA).
Microsoft has released new firmware for the Surface Pro 3 today that addresses several issues including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth drive updates, and an issue with the Pro 3 dock sleep state transition.
In a new advert, a very friendly Microsoft sales associate explains why you should purchase a Surface Pro 3 instead of a Mac, whether it's for your daughter or for yourself.
Microsoft has released a Surface video on its YouTube channel that goes back to its dubstep roots, while highlighting the key features of the tablet and saying that it is the most productive tablet.
Microsoft's new firmware updates bring various fixes and enhancements to the Surface 2, and a further update will make its way to the Surface Pro 3 to improve Wi-Fi connectivity "in the coming weeks".
Microsoft has released a new 'Surface Hub' app, allowing users to adjust their preferences for the Surface Pen - but future releases are expected to offer even more customization options.
From new Surface tablets and interesting experiments, to new Office, the end of the Icon and some 'inarticulate' comments, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
If you are a graphic artist using the Surface Pro 3, you will soon be able to adjust the sensitivity curves of the pen which will be a seriously welcomed feature for its users.
Microsoft is now rolling out the latest firmware update for its Surface Pro 3, cryptically referring in its release notes to "additional upcoming configurations" for the Surface Pen on the tablet.
Microsoft and Adobe touted an improved working relationship at the latter company's annual MAX conference yesterday, a glance at the new Microsoft's focus on its software partners.
Microsoft and Adobe have teamed up to show what is possible when you break down traditional barriers and use all sorts of new input mechanisms for creating digital content.
Adobe is holding its MAX conference this week and for those individuals who are attending the event, Microsoft is giving every single one of them a Surface Pro 3 for free.
Microsoft's top of the line tablet, the Surface Pro 3, is using a chip that is now over a year old but with Broadwell chips right around the corner will the company include the new chips soon?
Microsoft is starting to offer its Surface Pro 3 to the educational sector, allowing schools, colleges and universities to purchase the device at a 10% discount than the high street.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet has qualified for authorization for use as an Electronic Flight Bag, replacing the heavy and bulky paper documentation that airline pilots must carry on board.
Microsoft has said that the Surface Pro 3 shortage that is affecting some regions around the world will soon be remedied after stronger than anticipated demand for the device caused stock to run low.
Microsoft is offering a free one-year subscription to the New York Times Crossword app if you purchase a Surface Pro 3 directly from Microsoft before October 6th.
It has been three months since I first got my hands on the Pro 3 and it's time to take a look at the long term use of the device to see if it is better or worse after than launch-hype has worn off.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is finally available to the rest of the world. The tablet will be available in 25 additional markets starting today. The Surface Docking Station will also be available.
Microsoft has started sending out cardboard versions of its Surface Pro 3 to schools in Australia as a way to promote the tablet for educational use in that country.
Microsoft may soon have some competition on its hands in the large-screen tablet realm, with Apple reportedly taking on the Surface Pro 3 with a 12.9-inch iPad set for release in early 2015.