It’s only been a few weeks since we reported that Microsoft had acknowledged that the Surface Pro 3 was giving customers issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. If you remember, users were complaining about the Wi-Fi drivers completely disappearing after the Surface Pro 3 returned from sleep. Surely you could fix the issue by resetting your Surface, but that doesn’t change the fact that it was an annoying procedure, and one that Microsoft hopes to fix today.
The company has just released the System Firmware Update 7/16/2014 for the Surface Pro 3. In addition to some other bug fixes and system performance enhancements, you should expect these Wi-Fi issues to be fixed as well. Other enhancements mentioned include some improved performance in wireless connectivity as well, so keep an eye on how well it’s performing from a distance.
Microsoft still has a big challenge in proving that the Surface Pro 3 can replace your laptop and your tablet at the same time. Some of us love this idea, others don’t, and some of us are mixed as well. Bug fixes are key in order to reach the customer fidelity that Microsoft needs, and it’s great to see the company act this fast.