Microsoft Delivers Firmware Updates for Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3

Posted on January 24, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 0 Comments

Microsoft Delivers Firmware Updates for Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3

While Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 users continue to twist in the wind, the software giant delivered significant firmware updates for both Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 late this past week.

And to be clear, these are major updates. The list of fixes for both devices is quite long, especially on Surface 3.

Here’s what’s new.

Surface 3

System Firmware Update – 1/19/2016 contains the following fixes:

  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v1.0.51500.0) improves reliability with the Surface 3 Type Cover
  • Surface UEFI update (v1.51116.18.0) adds ability within Windows Power & sleep settings to turn off Wi-Fi during sleep. Improved touch support for UEFI menus and support for 3rd party onscreen keyboards improvements.
  • Microsoft Surface ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver update (v1.2.0.2) ensures correct surface driver is installed.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5GHz.
  • Surface Digitizer Integration driver update (v1.0.1.1) improves pen pairing feature with newest surface pen.
  • Surface Pen Pairing driver update (v1.0.1.1) improves pen pairing feature with newest surface pen.
  • Audio Device driver update (v604.10135.7777.2109) improves audio quality with some applications.
  • I2S Audio Codec driver update (v6.2.9600.527) improves audio quality with some applications.
  • Serial IO GPIO Controller driver update (v604.10146.2652.3930)improves system stability and touch screen reliability.
  • Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver update (v604.10146.2651.1559) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.
  • Serial IO I2C ES Controller driver update (v604.10146.2654.3564)improves system stability and touch screen reliability.
  • Serial IO SPI Controller driver update (v604.10146.2657.947) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.
  • Serial IO UART Controller driver update (v604.10146.2653.391) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.
  • Sideband Fabric Device update (v604.10146.2655.573) improves system stability and touch screen reliability.
  • Trusted Execution Engine Interface driver update (v2.0.0.1067)improves system stability and touch screen reliability.

If you have a Surface 3 device with LTE support, you will also see the following additional updates:

  • GNSS Bus Driver update (v20.23.8244.18) improves GPS experience.
  • GNSS 47531 Geolocation Sensor driver update (v20.23.8244.18)improves GPS experience.
  • Surface CoSAR driver update (v2.0.304.0) enhances the Wi-Fi connectivity reliability while mobile broadband is ON.
  • Surface IA7260 Firmware Update (v1544.01.00.28) improves mobile broadband network stability. (Verizon 4G LTE version only.)

Surface Pro 3

System Firmware Update – 1/19/2016 contains the following fixes:

  • 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.

 

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