Microsoft Issues March 2015 Surface Firmware Updates

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 0 Comments

After taking a few months off from updating its Surface tablets, Microsoft is issuing two firmware updates today, one for Surface Pro 3 and one for—wait for it—the original Surface RT. The software giant also renamed its Surface Hub app to Surface.

As you may know, Microsoft typically times its Surface firmware updates to Patch Tuesday, which occurs on the second Tuesday of every month, so that it can deliver them alongside other software updates. But it’s been a while since we’ve seen any meaningful updates, so the appearance of two updates this month is somewhat notable.

Here’s what new—and what hasn’t changed.

Surface RT

The original 2012-era Surface RT gets its first update since August 2014:

Audio and Display driver set (v9.17.13.0907) improves audio and video experience and enhances system stability.

Surface 2

Microsoft’s final ARM-based Surface tablet gets no updates this month. In fact, the last time Surface 2 was updated was October 2014.

Surface Pro

No updates for the original Surface Pro, which hasn’t seen an update since January 2015. And the last update before that was August 2014.

Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro 2 hasn’t been updated since January 2015, and before that since July 2014.

Surface Pro 3

After taking February off, Surface Pro 3 gets a single update this month:

Surface Pen Settings driver update (v3.0.64.0) enables new functionality and features for the Surface app found in the Windows Store.

The “Surface app found in the Windows Store” was previously called Surface Hub, but Microsoft just changed that to just Surface because it is using the Surface hub name for a hardware product. You can download the Surface app from the Windows Store.

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