Microsoft yesterday released updated versions of its Surface Tools for IT Pros with support for the new Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2. For those who don't know, the Surface Tools for IT Pros are designed to help them deploy, manage, and secure Surface hardware in their organizations. In addition, it allows them to create custom OS images to be used for enterprise deployments.
"Surface tools that assist IT admins with core security, management, and diagnostic tasks have been updated with support for Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2," said Microsoft on its Surface IT Pro Blog. It is worth noting that these tools do not run on Windows 10 S. You can read the update notes for each specific tool below:
- Surface Data Eraser: Allows you to perform a secure wipe of all data from compatible Surface devices.
- Surface Diagnostic Tool for Business: Provides a range of diagnostic tests and software repairs to quickly investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, and firmware issues with Surface devices.
- Surface Enterprise Management Mode: Allows you to secure and manage firmware settings within your organization.
- Surface Brightness Control and the Surface Dock Firmware Update for Surface Dock 1 already have built in support for the new devices.
The latest update adds support for the two freshly released devices, but at the same time, it continues to support previously available Surface hardware. As usual, you can head over to the Microsoft Download Center to download the Surface Tools for IT, and we invite you to check Microsoft’s blog for IT Pros for additional details.