Exploring the design and capabilities of the new Surface Dial

We’ve focused recently on sharing the behind the scenes stories of our Surface devices family, from the Surface Pro 4 to the Surface Hub and much more in between. Today, we switch gears to pay tribute to our new input accessory, the Surface Dial. Principal Group Program Manager, Vineet Thuvara, from the team that built…


Updates for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 (7 March 2017)

We’re happy to announce today that we’ve released updated drivers for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. These updates include new drivers and firmware for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, Surface UEFI, Surface NVM Express Controller, Intel(R) Management Engine Interface, Surface Integration, Surface Integration Service Device, and Surface USB Hub Firmware Update on Surface Book and…

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An engineer’s tour of Surface Hub’s user experiences

If you’ve been following the Microsoft Mechanics series on Surface Hub, we’ve so far featured detailed overviews from the Surface engineering team on the approach taken to hardware design as well as the security defense in depth strategies for this collaboration device. Today, Principal engineer Nate Stott takes us on a comprehensive tour of Surface…


Wake on LAN Support for Surface

We’re happy to announce the addition of Wake on LAN support for Surface devices connected to wired local area networks with a Surface Ethernet Adapter or Surface Dock. With Wake on LAN, you can enable your docked or connected devices to be woken from Connected Standby, allowing for updates and maintenance during windows of opportunity…


Note: Surface Pro Volume-Up Reset

I once experienced a problem with my Surface Pro 3 where the keyboard (and screen rotation) stopped working while I was working in another State. I can never find the instructions I used to fix it, so I thought I’d post them here. Note: For Surface Pro devices only. Hold Power and Volume Up for…


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…


Surface Pro 4: Der High-Potential unter den digitalen Alleskönnern

Surface Pro 4 ist seit dem 12. November 2015 in Deutschland verfügbar. Es ist flacher, leichter und schneller als sein Vorgänger und tritt an mit dem Ziel, den Laptop zu ersetzen. Schon jetzt gibt es eine große Nachfrage seitens der Unternehmenskunden. Bislang haben sich 13 international tätige Unternehmen für das neue 2-in-1-Gerät aus der Surface-Familie…