Note-to-self: Microsoft Surface Data Eraser for Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro on Microsoft Download Center

Source: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt605308.aspx

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser for Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro on Microsoft Download Center.

In cases where the Surface needs to be shipped to Microsoft, ADR’s for repair or maintenance purposes – in order to make sure no data can leak to these external parties. As long as the disk still can read/write, this tool allows a secure data wipe – you don’t even need a working/booting OS on the Surface.

TechNet Article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt605308.aspx

Microsoft Surface Data Eraser is a tool that boots from a USB stick and allows you to perform a secure wipe of all data from a Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro device. A Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick requires only the ability to boot from USB. The USB tool is easy to create by using the provided wizard, the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser Wrapper, and easy to use with a simple graphic interface, no command line needed.

Download over Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro Download Center:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38826

On Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro devices, the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser tool is able to provide secure wiping to US Department of Defense (DOD) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards.

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