Microsoft Releases Surface Pro 3 Firmware Updates for October

Microsoft Releases Surface Pro 3 Firmware Updates for October

What's two weeks between friends?

Following through on its early October promise to deliver another Wi-Fi fix for Surface Pro 3 "in the coming weeks," Microsoft today delivered a sweeping set of firmware updates that does include Wi-Fi fixes as well as several other updates. Surface Pro 3 firmware updates generally ship on Patch Tuesday, but this one is arriving two weeks later than usual.

Here's what you can expect from this set of updates, which is identified as "System Firmware Update – 10/28/2014" in Windows Update:

Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.250.0) enhances the system stability, increases the reliability of the graphics display performance, and adds a status bar to the experience when applying future System Firmware Updates.

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware update (v38.7.50.0) increases the reliability of sleep state transitions with a Surface Pro 3 Docking Station connected.

Surface Integration update (v2.0.1168.0) addresses setting the Hibernate value in Windows 10.

Intel(R) 8 Series PCI Express Root Port #3 - 9C14 update (v2.0.1151.0) addresses cases when the Wi-Fi adapter is not available upon resuming the system from sleep.

Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3059.117) improves Wi-Fi throughput, especially after rebooting with Bluetooth devices that are paired, enhances power consumption situations, and addresses instances of system instability.

Also, if you don't see the update today, don't freak out. Microsoft says that when Surface updates are delivered in stages, so it could arrive in the next couple of days.

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