We are encouraged by your feedback on the recent improvements we made on Microsoft Surface devices. As more of you are adopting Surface devices in your organization, you have asked for more flexibility to configure the devices to meet your business need.
Based on this feedback, here is the list of improvements included in the driver and firmware update that you can download here:
Surface Pro 3:
Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.760.0) provides added flexibility to configure UEFI in Surface Pro 3 devices. As more of commercial customers are deploying Surface Pro 3 for their end users every day, they have asked for more flexibility to configure the UEFI in these devices. Here are some of the improvements that are now available:
I. Modifications to boot process: It is now possible to configure UEFI to allow the system to boot from alternate devices such as USB flash drives and PXE, without requiring Volume Down button to be pressed at boot time.
II. Advanced device security capabilities: Many customers have asked for advanced device security capabilities. For example, education customers want the camera turned off so students can focus on their learning experience in class. To support such unique scenarios, customers can now selectively disable following hardware ports on the device.
Customers can also choose to disable Boot from Network (PXE) capability.
III. OS Configurable Settings: To help large enterprise customers support their provisioning scenarios, we have now added an interface to allow UEFI configuration settings to be managed remotely. In an upcoming update, we will be releasing a downloadable tool that commercial customers can use to configure UEFI settings on their devices.
IV. Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.760.0) improves customer experience while installing the firmware capsule updates.
We strongly recommend downloading these driver updates to get more from the Surface devices in your organization.
Surface IT Pro Marketing team