Have a Surface Pro 3? There's new firmware to download

If you own a Surface Pro 3, there is a new firmware for you to download and install. Considering that the Surface line of tablets will likely be Microsoft's next billion dollar line of business, we suspect that this update impacts quite a few of you.

This update marks the second release during the month for the Pro 3 with the last update occurring on October 6th. Details of this update are included below:

  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.250.0) enhances the system stability, increases the reliability of the graphics display performance, and adds a status bar to the experience when applying future System Firmware Updates.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware update (v38.7.50.0) increases the reliability of sleep state transitions with a Surface Pro 3 Docking Station connected.
  • Surface Integration update (v2.0.1168.0) addresses setting the Hibernate value in Windows 10.
  • Intel(R) 8 Series PCI Express Root Port #3 - 9C14 update (v2.0.1151.0) addresses cases when the Wi-Fi adapter is not available upon resuming the system from sleep.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3059.117) improves Wi-Fi throughput, especially after rebooting with Bluetooth devices that are paired, enhances power consumption situations, and addresses instances of system instability.

Because the update is being delivered via Windows Update, it will roll out in stages and may not be available yet on your device. Still, it is worth checking to see if you can grab these bits as they will make your machine more reliable which is always a good thing. If the bits are not there, check back a little bit later.

Source: Microsoft

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