February Updates for Surface 3 devices


We have new updates for Surface 3 devices.

Starting this month, you may also notice a new file naming structure for these updates. With more and more customers choosing Surface for their organizations, we’re making this change to provide a consistent customer experience across multiple release mechanisms (like Windows Update and DLC). You’ll start to notice this name change this month on some devices, with others to follow in the coming weeks.

Click the headings below to go to the specific location for your device on the Download Center. At the Download Center, click Details then click + More to see all available downloads for the device. For all devices you can follow the similar deployment process that is used for Surface Pro 3 described at Surface TechCenter.

Surface 3

Surface3_WiFi_Win10_160300_0.zip
Surface3_WiFi_Win10_160300_1.msi Surface3_WiFi_Win8x_160300_0.zip Surface3_WiFi_Win8x_160300_2.msi

 

 

Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE)

Surface3_4GLTE-ATT_Win10_160300_0.zip
Surface3_4GLTE-ATT_Win10_160300_1.msi
Surface3_4GLTE-ATT_Win8x_160300_0.zip
Surface3_4GLTE-ATT_Win8x_160300_2.msi

 

 

Surface 3 (Non-AT&T 4G LTE)

Surface3_4GLTE-NorthAmericaUnlocked_Win10_160300_0.zip Surface3_4GLTE-NorthAmericaUnlocked_Win10_160300_1.msi Surface3_4GLTE-NorthAmericaUnlocked_Win8x_160300_0.zip Surface3_4GLTE-NorthAmericaUnlocked_Win8x_160300_2.msi

 

Surface 3 (4G LTE) Outside North America

Surface3_4GLTE-RestOfTheWorld_Win10_160300_0.zip Surface3_4GLTE-RestOfTheWorld_Win10_160300_1.msi Surface3_4GLTE-RestOfTheWorld_Win8x_160300_0.zip Surface3_4GLTE-RestOfTheWorld_Win8x_160300_2.msi

 

Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE)

Surface3_4GLTE-VZ_Win10_160300_0.zip
Surface3_4GLTE-VZ_Win10_160300_2.msi
Surface3_4GLTE-VZ_Win8x_160300_0.zip
Surface3_4GLTE-VZ_Win8x_160300_4.msi

For all Surface 3 devices, updates will be posted at

Additional updates for Surface 3 LTE devices will be posted at:

Updates for Surface 3 devices

For all Surface 3 devices, updates will be posted at https://aka.ms/drivers/surface3.

Please note that the Surface3 MSI will require a reboot. The reboot is required to complete installation of drivers and firmware. We recommend IT administrators to enforce reboot as quickly as possible after deploying the MSI; not rebooting the device will leave it in an unstable state.

  • If you execute the MSI without the /quiet and /norestart switch  (for example, if you execute the MSI manually on a device), you will see both dialog boxes in the screenshot in Figure.
  • If you execute the MSI with the /quiet switch (for example, if it is executed by a system management tool), you will still see the second dialog box in the screenshot in Figure 1.

  Figure 1: Dialog boxes that appear during .msi installation

IT administrators could force a restart using the shutdown /r command, make that quiet, show the user a custom message, and control the time until it restarts, for example, or they could use another restart method that they prefer.

The following update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 2/4/2016” when you view your update history.

For devices running Windows 8.1:

Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v1.0.51500.0):

  • Improves reliability with the Surface 3 Type Cover

Surface UEFI update (v1.51116.78.0):

  • Recalibrates the touch panel

Audio Device driver update (v603.9600.2563.61816):

  • Improves system stability

Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3093.197):

  • Improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5GHz.

HD Graphics driver update (v10.18.14.4299):

  • Improves system stability and reliability

Audio Codec driver update (v6.2.9600.527):

  • Improves audio quality with some applications

Serial IO GPIO Controller driver update (v603.9600.2305.3926):

  • Improves system stability and touch screen reliability

Surface Touch Controller Firmware update (v4.251.60.0):

  • Recalibrates the touch panel

Surface Platform Power Driver update (v 2.1.36.1):

  • Improves charging

In addition to the updates listed above, the following updates are available for

  • Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE)
  • Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE)
  • Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T)
  • Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe
  • Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE)

GNSS 47531 Geolocation Sensor driver update (v20.23.8244.18):

  • Improves GPS experience

GNSS Bus Driver update (v20.23.8244.18):

  • Improves GPS experience

Surface CoSAR driver update (v2.0.272.0):

  • Improves reliability of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile broadband connectivity.

In addition to the updates listed above, the following update is available for Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE):

Surface IA7260 Firmware Update (v1544.01.00.28):

  • Improves mobile broadband network stability

For devices running Windows 10:

Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v1.0.51500.0):

  • Improves reliability with the Surface 3 Type Cover

Surface UEFI update (v1.51116.78.0):

  • Recalibrates the touch panel

Microsoft Surface ACPI-Compliant Control Method Batter driver update (v1.2.0.2):

  • Ensures correct surface driver is installed

Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) :

  • Improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5GHz.

Surface Digitizer Integration driver update (v1.0.1.1):

  • Improves pen pairing feature with newest surface pen

Surface Pen Pairing driver update (v1.0.1.1):

  • Improves pen pairing feature with newest surface pen

Audio Device driver update (v604.10135.7777.2109):

  • Improves audio quality with some applications

I2S Audio Codec driver update (v6.2.9600.527):

  • Improves audio quality with some applications

Serial IO GPIO Controller driver update (v604.10146.2652.3930):

  • Improves system stability and touch screen reliability

Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver update (v604.10146.2651.1559):

  • Improves system stability and touch screen reliability

Serial IO I2C ES Controller driver update (v604.10146.2654.3564):

  • Improves system stability and touch screen reliability

Serial IO SPI Controller driver update (v604.10146.2657.947):

  • Improves system stability and touch screen reliability

Serial IO UART Controller driver update (v604.10146.2653.391):

  • Improves system stability and touch screen reliability

Sideband Fabric Device update (v604.10146.2655.573):

  • Improves system stability and touch screen reliability

Trusted Execution Engine Interface driver update (v2.0.0.1067):

  • Improves system stability and touch screen reliability

Surface Touch Controller Firmware update (v4.251.60.0):

  • Recalibrates the touch panel

Surface Platform Power Driver update (v 2.1.36.1):

  • Improves charging

In addition to the updates listed above, the following updates are available for

  • Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE)
  • Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE)
  • Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T)
  • Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe
  • Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE)

GNSS Bus Driver update (v20.23.8244.18):

  • Improves GPS experience

GNSS 47531 Geolocation Sensor driver update (v20.23.8244.18):

  • Improves GPS experience

Surface CoSAR driver update (v2.0.272.0):

  • Improves reliability of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile broadband connectivity

In addition to the updates listed above, the following update is available for Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE):

Surface IA7260 Firmware Update (v1544.01.00.28):

  • Improves mobile broadband network stability

As always, these updates may also be made available via the Windows Update service. When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices.

Thanks,

Surface IT Pro Marketing team

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