The Surface Pro 3 gets much love from Microsoft, as it should. The company is actively updating apps, firmware and adding features based on user feedback. With that, it is no surprise to find a new update for the firmware today o Patch Tuesday.
Additionally, the old-school Surface RT also has a small firmware update waiting for it as well. This leaves nothing new for the Surface Pro, Surface 2, or Surface Pro 2.
Listed as System Hardware Update – 3/10/2015, the new firmware brings some new functionality to the Pen.
Surface Pro 3 – March 2015 Update
- Surface Pen Settings driver update (v220.127.116.11) enables new functionality and features for the Surface app found in the Windows Store.
Surface RT – March 2015 Update
- Audio and Display driver set (v9.17.13.0907) improves audio and video experience and enhances system stability.
The Surface Pro 3 update refers to the corresponding Surface app on the Windows Store (that used to be named 'Surface Hub'). That app has not been updated since February, so it is not clear if new functionality is coming down the pike in a later upgrade.
The last firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 was in January.
We have just installed the new firmware to our in-house Surface Pro 3 and so far, have not found anything new. This update may be laying the groundwork for another Pen option in the near future.
Regarding the Surface RT, although those on the market that are probably still using this device is likely dwindling, it is nice to see the audio and display support is still there.
To check for these new firmware updates, along with all the other Security Bulletins, head into your Windows Settings, Change PC Settings, Update and Recover, Check Now.
Due to the rolling out nature of these firmware patches, you may not see an update just yet.