Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Surface Dock firmware released

By: Vamien McKalin
2 minute read
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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Surface Dock got some love recently in the April firmware update. To be completely honest, the updates are not of the significant variety, but we do not recommend skipping them because they are designed to improve.

The Surface Pro 3 is probably the first Surface that knocked it out of the park with solid specification and design.

The following are description of the updates:

Surface Pro 3 devices with Windows 10 update:

  • Microsoft driver update for Surface Dock Firmware Update
  • Microsoft driver update for Surface Dock Integration

Surface Pro 3 devices running Windows 8.1 update:

  • The following update will be listed as “Surface Firmware Update – 4/19/2016” or “Surface Hardware Update – 4/19/2016” when you view your update history after installing the updates

If you’re interested in getting this update, download it from: http://aka.ms/drivers/surfacepro3.

There’s also something called the Surface Dock Updater tool. This is great for updating multiple docs at the same time. The Surface Dock is arguably the best accessory available for the Surface Pro 3 as it gives the user more options when it comes down to using the device.

Here’s the update’s description:

When updates are available for the Surface Dock, you can use the same method to deploy them as you are using for other Surface updates. As with Surface updates, users can receive the updates via Windows Update when the dock is connected to a Surface device, or you can visit the Microsoft Download Center at to download the files directly.

Interested folks can grab the Surface Dock Updater tool from the Microsoft Download Center.

Despite the release of the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Pro 3 is still one of the best 2-In-1 computers on the market today. The major downside is the option to use it on your lap, something reviewers claim is not very comfortable.

Additionally, the battery life is not the best, so if you’re going in expecting 8-10 hours, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Overall, great device, but the Surface Pro 4 greatly improves on it. If you have the cash laying around, that’s the Surface to get today.

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