Monthly Archives: October 2015

Microsoft makes free adapter available #surfacepro4 in Surface Pro 3 docking station – Via Windows Central

Microsoft is offering Surface Pro 3 docking station owners access to a free spacer adapter that will allow it to work with the Surface Pro 4. The spacer is needed because the new tablet is a bit thinner than the Surface Pro 3. WinSuperSite reports that those owners can go to their local Microsoft Store retail location to pick up the docking station adapter, or they can go to the company’s “Send my Surface in for service” website to order the free adapter and have it mailed.

via Windows Central

Got your #surfacebook #surfacePro4 surfacepro3 accessories yet?

Microsoft Surface Dock (Compatible with Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 3) Microsoft Surface Power Supply 65W V4 BreaDeep Wall Charger Adapter 12V 2A AC Power for Microsoft Surface Windows RT tablet - Black
Microsoft Surface Dock (Compatible with Sur…
$198.99
Microsoft Surface Power Supply 65W V4 BreaDeep Wall Charger Adapter 12V 2A AC Pow…
$9.62
Microsoft Power Supply for Surface 3 SC EN/XD/ES Hdwr (3YY-00001) Surface Power Cover Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station
Microsoft Power Supply for Surface 3 SC EN/…
$34.98
Surface Power Cover
$54.79
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station
$188.00
Microsoft Surface Pen for Surface Pro 3 Surface Pen Tip Kit Microsoft Surface Pen for Surface Pro 4 (Silver)
Microsoft Surface Pen for Surface Pro 3
$30.99
Surface Pen Tip Kit
$9.99
Microsoft Surface Pen for Surface Pro 4 (Si…
$59.73

Microsoft Surface Pen for Surface Pro 4 (Blue) Microsoft Surface Pen SC EN/XD/ES Hdwr, Red (3UY-00021) Microsoft Surface Pen SC EN/XD/ES Hdwr, Dark Blue (3UY-00030)
Microsoft Surface Pen for Surface Pro 4 (Bl…
$58.16
Microsoft Surface Pen SC EN/XD/ES Hdwr, Red…
$39.12
Microsoft Surface Pen SC EN/XD/ES Hdwr, Dar…
$40.00
Microsoft Surface Pen SC EN/XD/ES Hdwr, Black (3UY-00012)
Microsoft Surface Pen SC EN/XD/ES Hdwr, Bla…
$39.99

Surface Book & Surface Pro 4 User Guides and Recovery Images

Surface-Pro-4-FanMicrosoft has released downloadable PDF User Guides for the new hardware.  Click the links below to download the guides.

Get the Surface Pro 4 User Guide from Microsoft

Get the Surface Book User Guide from Microsoft

If you have registered your new Surface purchase then you may now get access to the recovery images for rebuilding your device should you run into issues or want to start from out of the box.

Surface Pen – Changing tips

Surface-pro-4-penThe new version of the Surface pen has a number of great features:

  • Gone is the pesky loop for holding the pen – the new pen magnetically locks to the side of the device.  I wonder if this means it will get lost in the bottom of your bag like the old style Surface RT pen that used to magnetically click into the charging port of the device.
  • The pen now has an eraser!  Yes Microsoft released a pen with an eraser, the Apple Pencil seriously could have done with this functionality to fulfill the whole ‘pencil’ moniker.  Sorry Apple it is still a stylus/pen.
  • The pen now has interchangeable tips that allow you to change the feel/hardness of the pen.
  • Compatible with Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.
  • One click access to Cortana.

Surface Pen TipsThe tips can be changed easily as shown in this Youtube unboxing video.

The Surface Pen and tips can be bought as a set for around $60 – to upgrade your existing (original Surface pen) or you can purchase the tip kit separately for just $10.

Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 3 October firmware update info

Surface FamilySurface Firmware Updates

Microsoft released firmware updates for the Surface Pro 3, Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 yesterday.  You can find information on these firmware updates and more at the Surface Update page here.

Surface Book

  • Surface Camera drivers set (v30.10154.6640.152) enables the Windows Hello feature.
    • Control Logic driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • CSI2 Host Controller driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • Imaging Signal Processor 2500 driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • Microsoft Camera Front driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • Microsoft Camera Rear driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • Microsoft IR Camera Front driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • Surface Camera Windows Hello driver (v1.0.24.0)
    • AVStream Camera 2500 driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
  • Surface Display Calibration driver (v1.1.371.0) improves the overall display stability.
  • Surface Integration driver (v1.1.263.0) improves storage performance.
  • Surface Storage Firmware Update driver (v1.447.0) improves storage performance.

Surface Pro 4

  • Surface Camera drivers set (v30.10154.6640.152) enables the Windows Hello feature.
    • Control Logic driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • CSI2 Host Controller driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • Imaging Signal Processor 2500 driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • Microsoft Camera Front driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • Microsoft Camera Rear driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • Microsoft IR Camera Front driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
    • Surface Camera Windows Hello driver (v1.0.24.0)
    • AVStream Camera 2500 driver (v30.10154.6640.152)
  • Surface Display Calibration driver (v1.1.371.0) improves the overall display stability.
  • Surface Integration driver (v1.0.59.0) improves storage performance.
  • Surface Storage Firmware Update driver (v1.447.0) improves storage performance.

Surface Pro 3

  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware update (v3.9.750.0) adds support for Microsoft Surface Dock on Surface Pro 3.
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Cover drivers set update adds support for the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover on Surface Pro 3.
    • Surface Type Cover Filter Device driver (v.1.1.360.0)
    • Surface Fingerprint Sensor driver (v2.2.10.4)
    • Surface Type Cover Integration driver (v1.1.362.0)
    • Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Integration driver (v1.1.359.0)
    • Surface PTP Filter driver (v1.0.33.1)
    • Surface Accessory Firmware update driver (v1.1.382.0)
    • Surface Keyboard Backlight driver (1.1.365.0)

Update your Surface Book Pro 4 – New Firmware update enables Windows Hello

A new firmware update just released for the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 has enabled Windows Hello the new biometric security functionality that allows you to sign into your Windows 10 computer without the need for passwords.

Ensure you are checking Windows Updates as there have been a number of fixes released Day 1 to resolve potential Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) issues with the new models.

Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book launched today

microsoft_surface_pro_4_pricingBoth the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 launched today alongside the opening of the new flagship Microsoft Store in New York – not too far away from the World Famous Apple Store.

If you have not yet taken a look at the new hardware or are struggling to decide on what to put your money down on here is a handy guide from Microsoft comparing the latest offerings – the Surface Pro 4, Surface Book and the Surface 3.

Microsoft Surface Comparison Guide

You can customize and order your Surface hardware here via my Amazon store

microsoft-surface-book-and-penDon’t forget to find your Type Cover keyboard to accessorize your Surface Pro 4 – I still wish Microsoft included this or at least a voucher for one in the box for an all inclusive price.  Even Dell and Lenovo include the keyboard in the box Microsoft!!

The new Surface Dock is also available at a slight discount on Amazon.com here.