New Surface Pro 3 drivers are available today for November 2014

Introduction

Having the latest drivers for your Surface Pro 3 is a good idea, particularly if you are experiencing issues that may be resolved with the driver updates.

driversIf you’ve followed my guides for deploying the Surface Pro 3 (linked below) then you’ll know that having the latest drivers available for the Surface Pro 3 is a good idea:-

Configuration Manager 2012 R2

MDT 2013

Those new driver updates released today, contain fixes for problems identified in the field, for example:-

Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.350.0)

Resolves scenarios where the device will boot to a black screen if McAfee Defense Encryption 7.1.1 is installed.
Optimizes the FWPOST time to 3.7 seconds with the fast boot enabled.
Prevents situations where system clock loses time when battery falls below 3%.

Surface Home Button driver update (v2.0.1174.0)

Along with the pen update below, this helps prevent scenarios where device may accidentally wake up from sleep while being stored or carried.

Surface Pen Settings driver update (v2.5.14.0)

Along with the home button driver update above, this helps to prevent scenarios where the device may accidentally wake up from sleep while being stored or carried.

Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3066.135)

Enables better throughput after waking from sleep and connecting to an 802.11AC network.
Ensures Infra scan list is not empty while connected to a wireless display adapter.
Resolves an issue connecting to Cisco 1242 access points.
Ensures device reconnects properly to a hidden SSID using a 5Ghz DFS channel after waking from sleep.
Adds customer-requested functionality to prefer 5Ghz connections when both a 2.4ghz and 5ghz connection are present with the same SSID.

 

Download the Drivers

Great ! so how can you get these updated drivers ? Surf on over to this link and expand the details, then click on the more details buttons until you see the November 2014 drivers available for the Surface Pro 3.

surfacepro3 driversDownload the driver pack, unzip to your Configuration Manager sources or MDT source, and update the driver packages using the methods I describe in the articles above or optionally, go to Windows Update on your device and update it that way.

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cheers

niall

 

 

 

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