Category Archives: devices

Firmware Update for Surface Laptop and Laptop 2

Microsoft has released new firmware updates for its Surface Laptop and Surface Laptop 2. These are intended to improve the stability of the devices.

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Issues with iOS device registration via IMEI in Intune

Another short note for administrators who use Microsoft’s Intune management software to manage iOS devices. The IMEI of the devices is probably not recognized correctly in Intune. 

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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Synology NAS systems

[German]There is a critical vulnerability in the Netatalk (Apple AFP) system software used by Synology NAS devices. Attackers could remotely execute malicious code on the device. A security update is available for affected devices. And Synology has issued two warnings … Continue reading

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Surface Pro 4 replaces out of warranty confirmed by Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed, that Surface Pro 4 devices with screen issues are getting replaced, even if the device is out of warranty.

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Intel NUC BIOS vulnerability CVE-2018-12176

There is a vulnerability (CVE-2018-12176) in the BIOS of various Intel NUCs, which can be used to manipulate the devices. Intel has published a Security Advisory.

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Microsoft’s Surface Diagnostics Toolkit for Business (SDT)

[German]Microsoft has released a new tool to help the user with problems (hardware, firmware and software) with his Surface devices. Here are a few details about that toolkit.

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Firmware update for Surface 3

Microsoft has just released a firmware update for its Surface 3. The update for the device (announced over 3 years ago) is intended to improve system security and battery life..

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Surface Book 2: Update KB4467682 causes blue screens …

[German]Owners of a Surface Book 2 seem to be plagued currently by blue screens. The cause seems to be the update KB4467682 from the end of November 2018 for Windows 10 V1803. Addendum: Microsoft has confirmed this bug.

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Surface Book 2 Firmware Update

I have just been informed via Facebook by Andreas E. (thanks for that) that there might be firmware updates for Surface Book 2. Can anyone confirm this with such a device?

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Surface Pro 6: No HDR streaming support?

[German]It seems that Microsoft’s latest innovation, the Surface Pro 6, can’t stream HDR-quality content to external monitors or display such content to external devices via Displayport. 

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