Microsoft updates some Surface tablets ahead of Windows 10’s launch … – Computerworld

Microsoft pushed out a new firmware update for its Surface tablets that improves how the devices work with Windows 10.

The update, which first went out on Friday, includes a set of changes for the Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3. Each model gets its own update with largely different content that only installs on devices running Windows 10. (That means people who are still using Windows 8 or 8.1 on their devices won’t get anything through Windows Update.)

The one common change across all of the devices affected is an update to the tablets’ integrated Intel HD graphics processing unit that should improve graphics performance and stability on Microsoft’s new operating system. Surface Pro 3 users also received driver updates to improve system power usage and the experience of using Cortana on Windows 10. Microsoft also fixed a bug with the Surface Pro 2 that would cause the tablet to wake from sleep by itself.

IT managers will likely appreciate some features added to the Surface 3 with the update, such as one that lets them display and add a system asset tag to a device so as to make it easier to track the tablets.

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