1. are there any updates or patches for streetdeck or microsoft streets and trips that will help?
Unfortunately no, I've done a little research and everthing came back negative
2. also the virtual earth overlays get stuck and don't move with the roads at close in zoom levels, but when i back out the map reorients itself and carries on. any fix or work around,
StreetDeck is a bit quirky that way, turn on smoothing it will help a bit. P.S if you play around with zooming out particulary about 1/4 in from bottom of zoom bar StreetDeck likes to lock up
3. i'm getting the occasional gps not detected for a few minutes when streetdeck starts up, (fresh startup, not hibernation) its stayed like that for up to 20 minutes before fixing itself
This one can be a few things depending on your gps receiver sometimes placing the receiver outside of the car will help this. If placing receiver outside of the car is not possible depending on the receiver you can wire it for constant power (even when the car is off) in my case I use the BU-353 inside my car. The BU-353 has a capacitor which will discharge in a few hours when the vehicle is off. When this happens it intermitantly will take several minutes to obtain GPS signal, constant power prevents this from happening.
Hope this helps