Invitation for Windows Live Safety Center Beta

Microsoft has sent out invites to join the Windows Live Safety Center Beta:

    We'd like to invite you to be among the first to try a new PC health and security service called Windows Live Safety Center beta. More importantly, we'd like to invite to tell us how it can be better.

    If you accept this invitation, you'll be one of the first to try out a convenient new way to help maintain and protect your PC. You'll also be among the select few who will shape the future of this service.

    If you are selected as a participant, we'll send you an e-mail telling you what you should do next. Then you'll be able to start doing on-demand scans of your computer at safety.live.com, to improve your PC's performance and help get rid of viruses. And you'll have a direct line to the developers building this service, so you can tell them exactly what you think—good or bad—and together we can make Windows Live Safety Center the best it can be.

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Best regards,

    Windows Live Safey Center Beta Team

News source: Microsoft ConnectWhats changed?

The immediately noticeable changes are that we are running Invision Power Board 2.1.3 and the v3.9 design has been revamped, codenamed Swift the new design removes a lot of the nested tables present in the 2001 v3.0 design here at Neowin.net.

Most of the changes are in the code, but we also made huge improvements to the layout and underlying css.

The server layout has changed too. We now use 1 dedicated server for MySQL data and 2 for Apache, the 4th does DNS, web and pop email.

Marcel (Redmak) has also coded a new news script backend and the design was updated there aswell, making the page lighter and more responsive overall.

The neowin 5 theme is not completed yet, due to the fact that staff have day jobs and the recent thanksgiving holiday halted development there temporarily, its next on the list. The most important thing is to have a working situation we can move to and I'm confident the updates will be sufficient while we finish up the new design on the new servers.

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