Black Friday deals from Microsoft and their partners

Awesome offer from Microsoft and various partners @Black Friday.

$50 off @Surface Go
$300 off @some models of the Surface Laptop 2
$310 off @5th-generation Surface Pro with Core m3 and a 128GB SSD, starting at $599
$100 off @Mixed Reality headsets
$110 off @ Xbox One S
One month of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for $1 each
$10 off @3-month and 6-month subscriptions for Xbox Live Gold

Save up to $150 on the Acer Aspire 1 and Aspire 3 laptops starting November 24

Save up to $100 on ASUS Transformer Book Flip 2-in-1, TP200

  • Save on PCs from Dell, like the Alienware 17 Laptop available for $1599.99, the Dell Inspiron 14 3000 for only $129.99, or the Dell Latitude 3580 for just $579. The deals start November 15 and roll into Black Friday at Dell.com/BlackFriday and Dell.com/sbblackfriday.
  • There are also attractive offers from HP,Lenovo and Samsung.

Details here

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Surface Pro (5th Gen) October update

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro (Model 1796 & Model 1807) devices running Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809 or greater:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – System – 3.0.10.1 Surface Pen Firmware Update – System devices

  • 3.0.10.1 resolves intermittent pen top button click failure on Surface Pen with no clip on Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809.
Surface – HIDClass – 1.0.9.0 Surface Pen Integration Device – Human Interface Devices

  • 1.0.9.0 enables firmware update to Surface Pen with no clip.

Note

Your Surface Pen must be awake and paired to install this update on your device.

Surface updates are released in stages – not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but it’ll be delivered to all devices via Windows Update.

Surface Headphones

Pre-Order starts 11/15, Ships from 11/19

Here are the detailed specs. for new Surface Headphones:

Tech specs

Dimensions
Length: 8.03” (204 mm)
Width: 7.68” (195 mm)
Depth: 1.89” (48 mm)
Weight 0.64 lbs
Exterior
Color: Light Gray
Frequency response 20 – 20kHz
Noise cancellation
Up to 30 dB for active noise cancellation
Up to 40 dB for passive noise cancellation
Speaker 40 mm Free Edge driver
Sound pressure level output
Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 1Vrms via cable connector with power on)
Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 0dBFS over Bluetooth connection)
Charging Full charge in less than 2 hours
Battery life Up to 15 hours (with music playback over Bluetooth, ANC on, hands-free Cortana1 enabled)2
USB cord length 1.5 m
Audio cable length 1.2 m
Inputs
USB-C connector
3.5 mm audio connector
Compatibility Windows 10, iOS, Android, MacOS
Buttons/controls Power button, Mute button, Volume dial (right ear), Noise Cancellation dial (left ear)
What’s in the box
Surface Headphones
Carrying case
USB cable
Audio cable
Quick start guide
Safety and warranty documents
Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
[1] Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.
[2] Up to 15 hours of battery life when connected via Bluetooth with active noise cancellation on. Battery life varies with usage and settings.
[3] Pairing functionality requires Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.

 

Surface Pro: September Updates

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro (Model 1796 & Model 1807) devices running Windows 10 Creators Update, build 1703 or greater via Windows Update, or, you can download manually:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 234.2317.257.0 Surface System Aggregator – Firmware

  • 234.2317.257.0 improves battery stability.

Surface Pro August Updates

August 8 release

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro (Model 1796 & Model 1807) devices on Windows 10 Creators Update, build 1703 or greater:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Bluetooth – 15.68.9125.57 Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth

  • 15.68.9125.57 improves system security.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Net – 15.68.9125.57 Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller – Network adapters

  • 15.68.9125.57 improves system security.
Surface – System – 4.18.136.0 Surface Integration Service Device – System devices

  • 4.18.136.0 improves system stability.
 

Surface – System – 1.16.139.0

Surface Touch Servicing ML – System devices

  • 1.16.139.0 improves pen and touch performance.
Surface – Firmware – 429.0.1.10 Surface Touch – Firmware

  • 429.0.1.10 improves pen and touch performance.
Surface – Firmware – 234.2291.769.0 Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • 234.2291.769.0 improves driver installation servicing.

How to get Updates:

Updates for Surface Pro are installed automatically through Windows Update. Here’s a summary of what’s been included in each one so far.

Notes
  • When you install the latest update, you’ll also get all the previous updates if your Surface doesn’t have them already. Only updates that apply to Surface will be downloaded and installed.
  • If you update the operating system on your Surface, your update history will be cleared.
  • Firmware updates can’t be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.
  • Updates are released in stages – not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but it’ll be delivered to all devices. If you haven’t received an update, select Start , then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.

Surface Pro update : July 26th,2018

Microsoft has released the following updates on 26th July,2018.

July 26 release

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – Batteries – 1.2.28.0 Microsoft Surface ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery – Batteries

  • 1.2.28.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
 

Intel – Camera – 30.15063.6.6082

Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Camera

  • 30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel Corporation – Display – 24.20.100.6136 Intel(R) HD Graphics 615 – Display adapters

Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 – Display adapters

Intel(R) HD Graphics 640 – Display adapters

 

  • 24.20.100.6136 improves system stability and performance and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Surface – Firmware – 56.747.12.0 Surface Integrated Sensor Hub – Firmware

  • 56.747.12.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
 

Surface – Firmware – 11.8.50.3448

Surface Management Engine – Firmware

  • 11.8.50.3448 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Surface – Firmware – 234.2237.257.0 Surface System Aggregator – Firmware

  • 234.2237.257.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Surface – Firmware – 237.2278.769.0 Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • 234.2278.769.0 improves security and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel – HIDClass – 3.1.0.3524 HID PCI Minidriver for ISS   – Human Interface Devices

  • 3.1.0.3524 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel Corporation – HIDClass – 1.2.0.100 Intel(R) Precise Touch Device – Human Interface Devices

  • 1.2.0.100 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Surface – HIDClass – 2.0.304.0 Surface 3 Type Cover Integration – Human Interface Devices

  • 2.0.304.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Surface – HIDClass – 1.0.183.0 Surface PTP Filter – Human Interface Devices

  • 1.0.183.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel(R) Corporation – Media – 10.25.0.8 Intel(R) Display Audio – Sound, video and game controllers

  • 10.25.0.8 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – Media – 6.0.1.8242 Realtek High Definition Audio(SST) – Sound, video and game controllers

  • 6.0.1.8242 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel Corporation – System – 30.15063.6.6082 Microsoft Control Logic – System devices

  • 30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel Corporation – System – 30.15063.6.6082 Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller – System devices

  • 30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
 

Intel – System – 30.15063.6.6082

Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 – System devices

  • 30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
 

Intel – System – 3.1.0.3524

Intel(R) Integrated Sensor Solution – System devices

  • 3.1.0.3524 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel – System – 11.7.0.1057 Intel(R) Management Engine Interface – System devices

  • 11.7.0.1057 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel Corporation – System – 30.100.1725.1 Intel(R) Serial IO GPIO Host Controller – System devices

  • 30.100.1725.1 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel Corporation – System – 30.100.1725.1 Intel(R) Serial IO 12C Host Controller – System devices

  • 30.100.1725.1 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel Corporation – System – 30.100.1725.1 Intel(R) Serial IO UART Host Controller – System devices

  • 30.100.1725.1 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel(R) Corporation – System – 9.21.0.3347 Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller – System devices

  • 9.21.0.3347 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel(R) Corporation – System – 9.21.0.3347 Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED – System devices

  • 9.21.0.3347 improves reliability coming out of sleep, Cortana functionality, and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel Corporation – System – 30.15063.6.6082 Microsoft Camera Front– System devices

  • 30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel Corporation – System – 30.15063.6.6082  

Microsoft Camera Rear – System devices

  • 30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel Corporation – System – 30.15063.6.6082 Microsoft IR Camera Front – System devices

  • 30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Intel – System – 3.1.0.3524 ISS Dynamic Bus Enumerator – System devices

  • 3.1.0.3524 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Surface – System – 1.1.511.0 Surface Accessory Device – System devices

  • 1.1.511.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
 

Surface – System – 3.1.136.0

Surface ACPI Notify Driver – System devices

  • 3.1.136.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
 

Surface – System – 3.16.136.0

Surface Display Color – System devices

  • 3.13.136.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
 

Surface – System – 3.2.136.0

Surface Integration Service Device – System devices

  • 3.2.136.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Surface – System – 2.10.136.0 Surface Radio Monitor – System devices

  • 2.10.136.0 improves cellular connection performance and reliability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Surface – System – 4.1.136.0 Surface Serial Hub Driver – System devices

  • 4.1.136.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
Surface – System – 1.1.1158.0 Surface Storage Firmware Update – System devices

  • 1.1.1158.0 improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro (Model 1796) and Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807).
  • When you install the latest update, you’ll also get all the previous updates if your Surface doesn’t have them already. Only updates that apply to Surface will be downloaded and installed.
  • If you update the operating system on your Surface, your update history will be cleared.
  • Firmware updates can’t be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.
  • Updates are released in stages – not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but it’ll be delivered to all devices. If you haven’t received an update, select Start , then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.

How To Put Your Signature On A Word Or A PDF Document Using Surface Pen

In many cases You need to put your signature on a word or a  pdf document. If You are using Surface devices then things become very easy.

  • Open the desired word document.
  • Tap on Draw
  • Select the size and color.
  • Sign Your name on the document. If there is something wrong You can always use the eraser of your Surface pen.
  • Tap on File
  • Select Share
  • Select Email
  • Select Send as PDF