Down and Dirty WinPE USB for Surface

Hi everybody! My name is Stephen Mathews and you may know me from my 3-part PowerShell Basics video series on Taste of Premier. Today I’m here to show how to create a bootable Windows PreInstallation Environment USB drive to use on our Microsoft Surface devices. I was onsite with one of my customers, as a… Read more

How to Manage Surface Pro 3 UEFI Through PowerShell

Hi, Kyle Blagg here. I’m a Premier Field Engineer who works with enterprise customers for everything Surface. Recently the Surface Engineering team released a firmware update that enabled some new capabilities in the UEFI that are of significant importance for a lot of customers. We now allow you to enable/disable features like the Front and/or… Read more

The Most Popular Posts of 2014

Hey y’all, Mark back again to help close out another successful year of blogging. We’ve been at this for three years, which feels insanely long as well as feeling like this just started up a few weeks ago, which is weird. Trust me. We want to thank you the reader again for sticking with us… Read more

Surface Pro 3 Hibernation Update You’ll Want To Apply

Hey folks Joao Botto with a quick link to some very important Surface Pro 3 information that Scott McArthur published on the AskCore blog: If have used a Surface Pro 3 you may have noticed that after 4h of sleep it just goes into hibernation by default. That is because (1) It wakes up… Read more

How to Update the Surface Pro 3 Firmware Offline using a USB Drive

Today’s blog post is a collaboration between our PFE group and premier support. Joao Botto (PFE), Kyle Blagg (PFE), and Scott McArthur (Support) are writing about their favorite device. You will see this post in the askpfeplat and askcore blogs. Some of you may know that we launched Surface Pro 3 before its gigabit network… Read more

How to Use The Same External Ethernet Adapter For Multiple SCCM OSD

UPDATE (11/12/2015): We have heard some reports of this script not working for some Windows 10 deployments, and we are currently investigating that situation. In the meantime, our SCCM gurus Wilhelm Kocher and Frank Rojas have found another solution for this scenario, that we think you may find easier than the one described in this… Read more

Bitlocker PIN on Surface Pro 3 and Other Tablets

Hey guys, here’s Joao Botto again. You may already know that I spend most of my time helping customers be safe and productive with Windows 8.1. Some of you may also have seen my name associated with Device Deployment – specifically Surface Pro. So here’s a post that discusses pre-boot recommendations for encrypted tablets. “To… Read more

Windows Unplugged: Stephen Rose with Surface Pro 3

This is Dave Gregory and Rick Sheikh from the PFE Platforms blog.  I wanted to take some time today to write a “short” blog about the Windows and Surface events with Stephen Rose that took place in LA and Chicago in the past two weeks. The crew was still setting up while the cooks were still… Read more