Microsoft release Surface Pro 3 firmware update to address continuing battery issues

Regular reader will know about the ongoing problems of the Surface Pro 3 battery issues. The issue started out as Surface Pro 3 devices with SIMPLO batteries had reduced battery capacity until the point they would not work at all on battery. Microsoft fixed that issue in August but it…

Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4

The Surface brand has seen an incredible turnaround of fortune with the original Surface RT being an expensive failure (despite me loving mine) to the Surface Pro 3 being a critical hit and selling well. Today Microsoft announced the 4th generation Surface Pro. The Surface Pro 4 has 12.3 inch…

How to fix a Type Cover not working on a Surface Pro 3 or Surface Pro 4 (with video)

A couple of years ago I wrote about how to fix keyboard problems with the original Surface RT and it remains a popular post on the site. I have come across another problem with the Surface Pro keyboard that causes it to not work at all looking like a major…

August Firmware for Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro and Surface RT

Microsoft have released the August update for some of the Surface range of devices. The Surface Pro 3, Surface RT and Surface Pro get the updates, the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 don’t have any firmware updates this month. The Surface Pro 3 has an updated controller firmware that…

Surface Pro & Surface Pro 2 firmware and driver pack released

Microsoft have made available the latest firmware and drivers for its Surface Pro devices (not the RT powered tablets). The download packs include the February 2014 firmware and drivers updates for the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 also available are the Ethernet adapter drivers for both Surface Pro devices….

February updates for the Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2

Microsoft are back on track with their monthly update for the Surface tablets. This month there are updates for the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and the Surface Pro (but not the Surface RT). For the Surface 2 has Bluetooth updates that improves Bluetooth audio and fixes issues with Bluetooth…

January updates for the Surface Pro, no Surface Pro 2 battery fix yet

Microsoft have been pretty good releasing monthly updates for the Surface range. Surface Pro 2 owners are waiting for a fix to the battery issues from last month’s update but unfortunately there is nothing from Microsoft yet. The only updated for Surface owners this month are for the original Surface…

December updates for the Surface RT,Surface 2 and Pro 2

Yesterday was patch Tuesday and Microsoft pushed out improvements for the Surface RT and Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. For the Surface 2 the December update fixes screen dimming issues during intensive CPU use, decreases the charge time, optimises the trackpad for two finger use, has Skype video improvements…

Order Replacement Surface Accessories

As you might have heard me talk about on the podcast I pre-ordered a Surface Pro 2 and when it arrived was disappointed that it came with the power supply connector from the first generation Surface Pro. I’ve since contacted the Surface support team and they have ordered a replacement,…

Microsoft release Surface Pro firmware update ready for Windows 8.1

Last month there were no updates for the Surface Pro or Surface RT but in preparation for Windows 8.1 there are updates for the Pro version. There is a UEFI firmware update and driver updates including optimizations for the Type Cover 2 and Touch Cover 2. These updates should be…

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