I recently got a Microsoft Surface Docking Station, which has allowed me to plug in a bunch of USB accessories and my monitor into one place, allowing me to tidy up cables and make it easier when I want to connect or disconnect my Surface Book 2 to these accessories. A simple thing but a powerful one.
Now the Surface Dock has smart logic built into it, inside of it it has micro controllers that can be updated with firmware updates, just like any other smart device.
So one of my tasks this week while I was working through other admin tasks was to make sure the firmware was up to date on it. It's a relatively simple process.
Let's walk through it.
Step 1 Ensure that your Surface device is plugged into the Surface Dock
Step 2 Head over to the Surface Tools for IT website
Step 3 Click Download
Step 4 One of the software options to download will be called something along the lines of
Surface_Dock_FwUpdate_1.42.139_Win10_version_number.msi select this as the file you want to download, select Next and the software should start to download
Step 5 Once the software has downloaded, find the MSI and run it. It will start a simple wise that will install the firmware on your Surface Dock.
Step 6 Once the software is installed it will ask you to restart your device to complete the install.
It's that simple.