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#1 George P

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 17:28

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Microsoft has announced open enrollment for their 2012 (fall) Xbox LIVE update for the Xbox 360 console.

The new features for this update we revealed at E3 back in June are the ones coming for this update so getting a sneak peek is always a blast. Some of those new features for this preview include:

Internet Explorer for Xbox
Personalized dashboard recommendations
Enhanced category search and discovery features

Enrollment is limited meaning first come, first serve so head over and fill out the form. Of course this is a beta, so know the risks ahead.

http://www.wpcentral...012-fall-update


#2 Roger H.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 17:35

Already "jumped in" earlier today :)

#3 jerzdawg

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 17:54

signed up, cant tell if I am actually "in" or just signed up to maybe get in

#4 bgjerlow

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:00

Just enrolled myself. Looking forward to the update :)

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:07

Nothing better than breaking things for the purpose of learning :) signed up.

#6 McKay

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:09

Managed to get in, will I still be able to play games on Xbox Live and chat to friends? Or will I effectively be cut off from people on the old dashboard?

#7 Touchadowns

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:13

Managed to get in, will I still be able to play games on Xbox Live and chat to friends? Or will I effectively be cut off from people on the old dashboard?


I've been in every beta for the 360 and It's never broken usability in those areas.

#8 Xerax

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:16

I've been in every beta for the 360 and It's never broken usability in those areas.

Only once did it break party chat. But that was because the new dash had a new audio codec.

#9 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:19

Did the thing, im so glad they no longer need the Xbox Serial #, means i dont have to wait multiple hours to sign up, IF i remember at that time

#10 OP George P

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:22

I guess the private forum for this isn't up yet because the link they give doesn't seem to work for me.

#11 IceBreakerG

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:33

The link on major nelson's site isn't working for me either. It says it's not accepting nominations at this time.

#12 migo

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:35

Apparently not accepting anyone new. Too bad. I wonder if IE will work for Silver members.

#13 IceBreakerG

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:38

Scratch that. I just got into the beta (or at least the web page says I'm in). Not sure if the update is rolling out now, or if it's coming later. Guess we'll see.

#14 Touchadowns

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:40

Everyone gets "accepted" after doing the survey, later they go through the entries and based on what they are looking to test (media streaming, etc) they choose users to actually take part in the beta. Those users are then required to supply their Xbox serial number, then at some point later they are prompted to update.

Unless they are doing this like the NXE beta, where everyone that registered got in - but they needed a large sample then for such a fundamental GUI overhaul. I don't think this time the sample size needs to be as big.

#15 AJerman

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 19:20

Damn, already missed out. That sucks! I'd love to test IE for Xbox.