Xbox LIVE Update Preview: find out now if you're in!

A couple of weeks back, Microsoft opened up its Xbox LIVE Update Preview Program to public registration, allowing any users of its gaming service to sign up to test the next major update to the Xbox 360 dashboard and user experience. If you were one of those who applied, you can find out right now if you’ve been accepted to the program.

Larry Hryb, director of Programming for Xbox LIVE – and better known by his gamertag, “Major Nelson” – sent out a tweet confirming that users can verify the status of their application today.

To check whether or not you’re in, simply visit the Microsoft Connect page for the Xbox Live Update Preview Program and sign in. Remember to sign in with the account that’s associated with the gamertag linked to your application.

If you’ve been accepted, congratulations! In addition to enjoying that warm, wonderful feeling of success and superiority over fellow gamers, you’ll also have access to a private Xbox.com forum, ahead of the release of the update preview. No word yet on when exactly that’ll arrive, but it can’t be too far away now.

...and if you haven’t been accepted to the program, buck up, hold back the tears and console yourself with the knowledge that you’ll still get to enjoy the Metro-influenced goodness of the new dashboard when it’s officially unleashed on the world in the next few weeks.

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adster85 said,
Mmmm got home but no download yet

When's the official launch of final dashboard update in November neway?


</facepalm>
Why is it that some people just refuse to read? There isn't going to be a download, not until they've asked you for your console ID and they've had time to register it on their system.

Also, there has been no official launch date specified. Before Christmas is all we know for sure, although most of the rumours I've seen say late November/early December.

Got in myself, but the connect page is dodgey at best, we're a while off before we can start registering our consoles for the update.

I guess i'm in. This is what I see:


Last week we registered everyone into the Connect Site to get you "onboarded" to the program, but there are still several steps to go to get you fully up and running and we will be communicating that to you over the next week or so.

We still need to do the administrative work to get your GamerTag registered to the Private Forums and of course provide you with the instructions on how to register your Console(s). Those details are coming out very soon, until then, know that you are "IN" for the Fall 2011 Xbox LIVE Update Preview program and we are ecstatic to have you on board!

....SWEET!!!! That metro sweetness.

looks like i am in, will this affect my ability to play online with friends running older versions of the OS?

will opt out again if so.. ty.

BGM said,
looks like i am in, will this affect my ability to play online with friends running older versions of the OS?

will opt out again if so.. ty.

You should ask this in the forums ;-)

But i don't think it will effect gaming time... Just the dashboard features...

brent3000 said,

You should ask this in the forums ;-)

But i don't think it will effect gaming time... Just the dashboard features...

Last time party chat wouldn't work with previous versions of the OS, but if i recall there was a new voice codec with higher Mhz and what nots.

brent3000 said,
Should be interesting

Does this mean the Preview updates should start rolling out soon


This doesn't mean that. They have to get you to submit your console IDs before they can start thinking about rolling the update out.