Microsoft Releases July 2014 Firmware Updates For Surface Tablets, Surface Pro And Pro 3 Receives Lots Of Improvements

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It is Patch Tuesday and on schedule Microsoft has released a number of updates for the the Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, Pro 2 and Pro 3. Find update details below.

Surface Pro 2:

The following updates will be listed as “System Hardware Update – 7/8/2014” within the Windows Update History.

  • Wireless Network Controller (v 14.69.24054.176) enables functionality on wireless networks utilizing hidden SSIDs.

Surface Pro:

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 7/8/2014” within the Windows Update History.

  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v2.84.0350) improves battery management when a Surface Cover is attached.
  • Surface Pro UEFI (v1.6.350) provides support for PXE boot with the new Surface Ethernet Adapter.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (v10.18.10.3496) improves Miracast wireless display experience and enhances display stability.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio (v6.16.00.3135) enhances compatibility and improves the display experience for DisplayPort monitors.
  • Surface Accessory Device (v1.0.338.0) improves the experience when using Surface accessories.
  • Surface Power Cover Firmware update (v1.0.339.0) improves the experience when using Surface Power Cover.

Surface 2:

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 7/8/2014” within the Windows Update History.

This update is only available for Surface 2 4G LTE:

  • Modem Firmware Update (v5.706.306.1) enhances the performance and reliability of AT&T 4G LTE network on Surface 2 4G LTE.

Surface RT:

The following updates will be listed as “System Hardware Update – 7/8/2014” within the Windows Update History.

  • Surface Home Button Driver (v1.0.255.0) enhances system stability in both the active state and the sleep/wake transition state.

Surface Pro 3:

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 7/8/2014” within the Windows Update History.

  • 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. Look for another WiFi update coming soon.
  • We will also issue an update on Wednesday, July 16, to further improve Wi-Fi connection and throughput scenarios.

Download these updates from Windows update on your device.

You can order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store today.



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  • Tishawn Fahie

    Yes hopefully this fix’s the WIFI issues with my Surface 3

  • robertwade

    Oh, I would LOVE to download this update…if I only had a Surface Pro 3 =( I pre-ordered an i3 version, but those won’t ship until 1 August. #sad