Surface Pro 3 July 2014 Firmware Updates (Update)

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Update: Another Surface Pro 3 update was released on 7/16, specifically to address the remaining WiFi issues. I’ve applied the update on my machine, and so far I haven’t had an instance where WiFi was either disconnected or the WiFi adapter was unavailable. So, I’m marking the initial Surface Pro 3 bugs as fixed, and Microsoft is to be commended to addressing the issues so transparently and quickly but unfortunately I’m still having instances where the adapter is unavailable. And so, Microsoft still has some things to fix.

Microsoft has released some firmware updates today (7/8/2014) for the Surface Pro 3, that are meant to resolve some issues with battery life, the Type Cover, and overall stability. I haven’t received them yet on mine, but here are the fixes:

  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v.38.2.50.0) reducing power consumption, and enhancing system stability.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v. 3.8.250.0) enhancing battery life, and increasing efficiency and reliability in low power states.
  • Surface Type Cover Firmware Update (v. 2.0.1021.0) improving trackpad reliability and system stability.
  • Surface Accessory Device (v. 2.0.1012.0) helping the on-screen keyboard (OSK) appear and disappear at the correct times.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth (v. 15.68.3042.79) enhancing system stability, reducing power consumption in low power states, and improving some WiFi connection scenarios.
  • We will also issue an update on Wednesday, July 16, to further improve Wi-Fi connection and throughput scenarios.

So, there you have it. I’ll report back if these updates resolve any issues I’ve been experiencing with my Surface Pro 3.

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