Surface Pro 3 gets new firmware update to improve Surface Pen drivers

Microsoft has quietly released a new firmware update for the Surface Pro 3, which centers on adding some improvements to the driver for the included Surface Pen.

According to the update history for the 12-inch tablet, the new firmware download has the following feature: "Surface Pen Driver (v2.0.1145.0) enables additional upcoming configuration options for Surface Pro 3." There are no specifics as to what these new configuration options are for the pen. However, it might be due to Microsoft and Adobe's new partnership to improve how Adobe's desktop applications work on Windows 8.1 touchscreen devices.

Microsoft normally releases firmware updates on the second Tuesday of every month, also known as "Patch Tuesday", so this new download is out of its normal schedule. If you own a Surface Pro 3, what new pen configurations have you noticed after you have installed the update? Thanks to LCGrzy for the tip!

Source: Surface Pro 3 history

John Callaham