An engineer’s tour of Surface Hub’s defense in depth security strategies

Ahead of the Industry’s annual security gathering at the RSA conference next week, today Principal Program Manager Lead for Surface Hub, Paul Barr, walks us through the top Defense-in-Depth strategies behind the design of Microsoft’s Surface Hub. As a communal device, the engineering team had the challenge of maintaining the Surface Hub user friendly and…


Tip of the Day: Surface Dial

Today’s Tip… Most of you have had the chance to check out the Surface Studio. Now check out the Surface Dial! Surface Dial is a completely new way to interact with technology and create in the most natural, immersive way. Store, customize, access, navigate, and reimagine physical tools in the digital world – from concept…


(Surface) Tip of the Day: Updates to the Surface Dock Updater Tool

Today’s Tip… Looking for a way to ensure that all Surface Docks in your environment are on the most current firmware? Surface Dock Updater v2 now improves the reliability of Ethernet, Audio and USB, in addition to containing the video out updates that were in Surface Dock Updater v1. The tool now also logs the…


Updates for Surface Pro 3 (30 January 2017)

If you’ve subscribed to the Surface IT Pro Bulletin newsletter, you’ll already know that we’ve just released new driver and firmware updates for Surface Pro 3 to Windows Update last night (If you’re not currently subscribed, you can do so here). These updates include new drivers and firmware for Intel (R) HD Graphics Family, Intel(R)…


Was eine Münchner Designerin mit Microsoft zusammenbringt

Was hat eine junge Frau, die hochwertige Damen-Handtaschen entwickelt, mit Microsoft zu tun? Die einfache Lösung: Sie hat eine Tasche für Microsoft entworfen, in der ein Laptop wie das Surface Book einen adäquaten und standesgemäßen Platz findet. Die Tasche ist nach dem 2in1-Konzept des Surface Book konzipiert und dabei nicht nur eine edle Hand-, sondern…


An engineer’s tour of the hardware and design of the Surface Hub

Today marks the start of the Microsoft Mechanics video series on the design, experience, management and security of Microsoft’s category-defining Surface Hub, as told by the engineers behind it. The series kicks off with a 6-minute overview of the hardware and design of the Surface Hub led by Director of Engineering, Peter Oehler. Peter details…


(Surface) Tip of the Day: Surface Ethernet Drivers

Today’s Tip… Scott McArthur (Supportability Program Manager for Surface) published a blog to AskCore pertaining to deploying Surface Ethernet drivers. He discusses the need for drivers to be present in boot images, where to find these drivers, how to download them, and best practices. Blog: ”Surface Ethernet Drivers” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/2016/08/18/surface-ethernet-drivers/ For other great topics, check…


(Surface) Tip of the Day: Surface Pro 3 Battery FAQ

Today’s Tip… The following FAQ provides a great deal of information pertaining to Surface Pro 3 battery after the 8/29/2016 System Firmware Update. The information is applicable to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows 10 (drop down menu available to toggle between the two). “Surface Pro 3 Battery FAQ for the 8/29/2016 System Firmware Update”…


(Surface) Tip of the Day: Surface Pro 4 Update History

Today’s Tip… Looking for a summary of what’s been included in the updates applied to your Surface Pro 4 via Windows Update so far? Not sure if your SP4 is up to date? Check out the Surface Pro 4 Update History page. It provides update history back to October 2015. Check it out and make…


Updates for Surface Studio and Surface Pro 4 (18 January 2017)

We’re happy to announce today that we’ve released updated drivers for Surface Studio and Surface Pro 4. These updates include new drivers and firmware for NVIDIA GeForce GPU, Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller, Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I219-LM and Surface UEFI on Surface Studio and Intel(R) Precise Touch Device and Surface UEFI on…