Microsoft has released yet another firmware update for its Surface Pro 3 tablet. It's the second such update for the product in less than two weeks.

Surface Pro 3

The last firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 was rolled out on July 22 to fix, among other things, a couple of minor battery issues. However, many owners of the tablet have been reporting for weeks that there is an excessive amount of battery drain from their Surface Pro 3 models. Microsoft later said it discovered the issue was indeed affecting a small number of customers and that it believed it was "something that can be addressed via software."

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So far, there's no word on what's contained in this latest firmware release, but we will update this post when we learn more.

Update: Microsoft has now updated the Surface history page for the Surface Pro 3 with the change log to this week's new firmware update. Again, based on this information, this does not appear to fix the battery draining issues.

  • Surface Pro UEFI - v3.11.1550.0 improves stability and performance when changing between power states.
  • Surface Pen Settings - v12.0.303.1 improves system stability with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Thanks to Michael Gillett for the tip!

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