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

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

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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 improves support for the Surface Power Cover. It has a new driver for the front camera that reduces power consumption during Skype calls and it supports camera streaming with Internet Explorer. There is also improved support for the Ethernet adapter.

The Surface RT has an update for UEFI (v3.31.500) that enhances overall system stability. The original Surface Pro has improved network and Bluetooth drivers that enables hidden SSID networks.

All the updates will be delivered over Windows Update which Microsoft say will be stages.

Surface Pro 3

August 2014 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 8/12/2014” when you view your update history.

Note

When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v38.4.50.0) improved support for Surface Power Cover.

Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.9.250.0) improved support for Surface Power Cover and enhances overall system stability.

Microsoft LifeCam Front (v5.20.1034.0) significantly improves power consumption during video chat such as Skype, supports Flash camera streaming in Internet Explorer, and improves overall functionality and stability.

Surface Ethernet Adapter (v8.14.0704.2014) improved support for the gigabit Surface Ethernet Adapter.

Surface RT

August 2014 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 8/12/2014” when you view your update history.

Note

When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

Surface RT UEFI (v3.31.500) enhances overall system stability.

Surface Pro

August 2014 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 8/12/2014” or “System Hardware Update – 8/12/2014” when you view your update history.

Note

When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth (v14.69.24054.176) improves network connection stability and enables functionality on WiFi networks using a hidden SSID.

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