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New Surface 3 System Updates (2/4/2016)

February 5, 2016 Leave a comment

On the heels of Microsofts big Janurary System Updates (1/19), which saw its largest number of system updates (15), Microsoft has released another set of updates. 

Updates 2/4/206

  • Surface UEFI update (v1.51116.78.0) recalibrates touch panel.
  • Surface Touch Controller Firmware update (v4.251.60.0) recalibrates touch panel.
  • Surface Platform Power Driver update (v2.1.36.1) improves charging.

Update Surface 3 Firmware and Drivers (Nov 2015)

November 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Updated Surface 3 Firmware and Drivers for November 2015.


No current details on what it includes.  Download here.

The new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Stylus

October 26, 2015 Leave a comment

The new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Stylus that was just released.  I just got mine in the mail today.


The Stylus is also backward compatible with the Surface Pro 3 and the Surface 3, which is great news since this is what I am currently using.

New with this Stylus is a package of different tips.  The tips provide different friction on the glass.

2H – Very Low Friction
H – Low Friction
HB – Medium Friction
B – High Friction


The default tip in the stylus is the HB version.

The new Surface Stylus is about 1/2” longer than the previous pen and in my opinion it seems to be more weight distributed.  Comparison of the SP3 and SP4 Stylus.


No buttons on the new Stylus.  There is a button bar on the flat side of the Stylus that now controls the right click feature.  I kind of like the flat surface of the Stylus for my finger.  It feels more ergonomic.

Be careful trying to remove the cap.  IT IS NOT A SCREW CAP like the previous version.  It is a guided notch.  It turns a quarter turn and pulls off.  I bet there will be a handful of calls to Microsoft support from people breaking them before they are ever used.  Ouch…

I actually read the user guide with this pen, after almost breaking mine.