March 29th 2011 11:26 am PT

Xbox 360 System Update Preview -Updated

I am happy to announce that we’re doing an Xbox 360 System Update Preview program for our next release, and the opportunity to sign up is now available. We are conducting an open call for US based participants* for a public preview to help us prepare for an updated Xbox 360 disc format. This is an important update as we continually strive to improve our products and we could not do so without the help of our great Xbox community. As part of the preview program, you will receive a copy of Halo: Reach along with other possible rewards.

Much like we did last year, you’ll need to visit the Microsoft Connect site from this link and sign in with your Windows LIVE ID that is connected to your Xbox LIVE Gamertag.  Once you complete the survey that is presented to you, the Connect site will provide program related updates and you will receive a mail once the selection process is completed.

A couple of points before you head off to register:

  • We’re looking for multiple thousands of participants, so your chances of making it in are good.

  • This opportunity is open to Xbox LIVE Members in US region only*.To avoid any problems, read the survey carefully and double check all the information you provide.

  • While both Xbox LIVE Gold and Silver members can sign up, priority will be given to Gold members in the selection process.

*Due to disc distribution limitations, this beta it will be limited to residents of the United States only.

 

I’ll be sure to update this post if the program fills up.

Sign up for the Xbox LIVE Update Preview Program

 

Update: This preview will not impact voice messages or party chat.

Update: Thank you for your interest in the Xbox LIVE Update Preview Program! Sorry, at this time we are no longer accepting registrations for the program as we have reached our target audience volume. Please be on the lookout for additional opportunities in the future to participate in Xbox LIVE Update Preview programs. For those of you that have successfully completed registration we will be reaching out to you once we have completed the selection process for participation – within the next 2 weeks. You can check on your status my referring to your Connect Dashboard page and the icon in the upper right corner.
If you see Xbox LIVE Update = Pending then you have successfully registered and now you just need to wait for a follow up mail.

Preview, Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonhartman84 Jonathan Hartman

    No pending here, I hope I still get in.

  • Anonymous

    What about the people that don’t get the preview and the Halo: Reach disc?

  • Anonymous

    What about the people that don’t make it in time for the preview and don’t get the Halo: Reach copy?

  • Anonymous

    What about the people that don’t get to sign up and don’t get the copy of Reach?

  • Anonymous

    i signed up a while ago and even went back to check if i did it right but i don’t see a pending status

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AU7YDSZ6KIG6FQUYIUINQPUA5M Aaron

      I’m having the same problem bro, although I’m pretty sure I filled everything out correctly.

      • Anonymous

        i went back and tried to sign up again to see if i did everything correctly and it said i was already signed up so i assumed everything was

    • http://www.facebook.com/SpudimusPrime89 Andrew Falkenhan

      I think that’s a problem with the Microsoft Connect site. I’m having the same problem.

  • Anonymous

    You know I read about the beta test in a news article, I went to the site and signed up without any problems. I just checked my status and it says pending. It all working as it was described in the news article.

    • http://www.facebook.com/SpudimusPrime89 Andrew Falkenhan

      What browser do you use?

      • Anonymous

        IIE

        • http://www.facebook.com/SpudimusPrime89 Andrew Falkenhan

          I wonder if that has anything to do with it since I’m using Firefox.

      • Anonymous

        It was sorta of confussing to finding the directory. Once I found the general directory, it was under the heading of View Connect Products Currenlty Accepting Feedback.

        • http://www.facebook.com/SpudimusPrime89 Andrew Falkenhan

          OK, thanks. I found it and I’m pending, phew.

          • Anonymous

            Cool, I think a lot of guys might be looking in worng place.

          • http://www.facebook.com/SpudimusPrime89 Andrew Falkenhan

            I think it’s because Hyrb’s post sends us to the wrong place.

          • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

            Where should I link to ?

          • http://twitter.com/Boozle061083 Chris Reed

            The link is fine Major. Some people just don’t know how to computer.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harold-Graunke-Jr/1821470416 Harold Graunke Jr

            Its right Major they just needed a little help on how to use it You are the Man !!!!!.

          • Anonymous

            The link is fine. I think it needs to be clear that once they are on the Microsoft Conncet Page, they needto to to click on Directory at the top right conner of the page, then that will open the Product Directory page, once there the need to look at the left side of the page under Categories and the last heading says View Connect Products accepting feedback. Click on that heading and that will take them to the right page..

            I disagree witth the two comments about “they dont know how to use a computer” The goal, I would think” is to make sure the customers are understading the instructions and if they are not they something is wrong with the instructions.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-Brewer/100001088110138 Wayne Brewer

          I cant even find it to see whether its pending or not. I found the general directory but there is no xbox live update anywhere. Under programs not accepting feedback, i have a pending status, but its from january. Please help

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harold-Graunke-Jr/1821470416 Harold Graunke Jr

            It says January 7 2011 because thats when it was keyed in to the system but there just now getting ready for the beta test. They key things in months before they start.

          • http://www.facebook.com/trekx Paul

            Mine says the same date? isn’t this from the last Dash Beta ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SpudimusPrime89 Andrew Falkenhan

    I seriously do think something is wrong with the Microsoft Connect site. I’m positive I signed up and I don’t have a pending status. WTF

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harold-Graunke-Jr/1821470416 Harold Graunke Jr

      make sure you look in view content products currently not accepting feedback cause thats where you find it

      • http://www.truthaboutbills.org Michael Simpkins

        ^^^^This works…..Thanks I found it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Tolano/1551063550 Michael Tolano

      I was having the exact same problem. I found I was actually pending by looking on the screen under where it says catergories you will see a link where it says view connect products currently not accepting feedback. Click there to see if you are pending or not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44LA7WSLVFWI7QRBKZFZP4IDPU BackstageRat

    Mine says pending : )

    • Anonymous

      Same here. lol Good luck! :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QDMVMJAJNC2OG5LLBWXLTDRL2M Fred

    I signed up on first or 2nd day and I do not see anything pending at all. This is very annoying I have to admit. Wonder why it’s not showing up for me?

    Spend at least 40 hours a week on Xbox and Xbox Live with a lot of that being Halo: Reach so any data I would provide is signifcant.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-McClenny/602931797 Martin McClenny

      haha right

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QDMVMJAJNC2OG5LLBWXLTDRL2M Fred

    I have nothing showing. I’m so very fustrated since signed up on day one or 2. Heck I was Live beta tester 8 years ago too.

    • Anonymous

      Odd. : I wonder what the issue could be.
      What is showing up on your screen? Anything?

      If it just isn’t showing it might be because you’re overlooking it, or it could be filtering odd for you. In either case, you could still get an email when they’re ready to work on sending out their beta kits.

  • http://profiles.google.com/agent2400 Jeff Podgorski

    For anyone having trouble finding their pending status, I had the same problem took me a heck of a long time to find out where it was for me but. If you go to the Directory and then look at non-feedback(I think it was on the left side). Once you go to the non-feedback, look up Xbox Live Update and it should say pending and have a ? mark right next to it. The ? means that your status is pending approval.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QDMVMJAJNC2OG5LLBWXLTDRL2M Fred

      I did look and I have nothing showing anything for Xbox Live Update. Honestly fustrated times infinity here. If something is wrong I would like to correct it so nothing happens for next time.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sneekz0ner209 Nick Sanchez

      Yeah, that’s what I did it says pending.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for that info

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Jeff, that is exactly how you find this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S22YI64EANFVOCEYUIY7APR6UA Patrick Foster

    Is it safe to say if you are pending you are in? What were they exactly looking for in participants?

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpeek00 Jason Peek

    when do they decide on who gets the update?

  • http://twitter.com/Boozle061083 Chris Reed

    Keeping my fingers crossed X

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankthetankt1 Frank A. Alvarado

    I can’t even find Xbox Live Update and I know that I finished the sing up because I remember having to get my 360 out of where I keep it my ps3 and wii and almost made my tv fall!

  • Anonymous

    have fun americans with the preview..i am sure there are us exclusiv features at the spring update…thats the reason for this us-only offer…every other country will get feature cuts like always…thats what i think

    • Anonymous

      Everything exclusive to the US has already been announced. Namely, HULU with Kinect support. However, in addition, the Spring Update is supposed to include Netflix with Kinect support (US & Canada), Avatar Kinect, as well as several language packs for Canada, Europe, and other markets.

      The Zune Marketplace may also expand in Europe, but I can’t remember if Microsoft said they had that planned or not.

      Whether those are things that will be available for this Xbox LIVE Update preview or not, hasn’t been said. However, those are all things that Microsoft has prior to this preview announcement, committed to releasing with the Spring Update.

      I’ve never known Microsoft to remove a feature from another market. They haven’t offered features available in the US to other markets for various reasons, but they haven’t removed features previously available from existing markets that I know of either.

  • http://twitter.com/Lucky13X Lucky13X

    Ok, here is the quickest path for anyone still curious about their status.

    1. Sign-In to the Connect website.
    2. Go to the Directory area from the link at the top right.
    3. On the left-hand column under Categories, click on the “View Connect products currently not accepting feedback ” link.
    4. Almost to the left of the link you just clicked on, “View Connect profucts…”, you should see ” Xbox LIVE Update Live Update Preview Pending ? Secure 1/7/2011 “. If not, search for “Xbox Live Update”.
    5. If you see the Actions column showing as “Pending ?”, you have successfully submitted your registration application.
    6. Good luck!

  • http://profiles.google.com/fruakomi Abraham Cabrera

    I have status as pending aswell and I was just wondering anyone know how long it will take for us to know if we’re in?

    • http://twitter.com/ios37 ios37

      According to his post, “within the next 2 weeks” “now you just need to wait for a follow up mail”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1332844738 Eli Hendrickson

    I’m looking everywhere under connect products not currently accepting feedback.The Xbox Live Update is invisible on my account.What gives?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1332844738 Eli Hendrickson

    Update!I figured out the problem.Xbox Live Update will NOT show up if you did not succesfully complete the registration.You will not be able to find it ANYWHERE.

    • http://www.facebook.com/frankthetankt1 Frank A. Alvarado

      What! that sucks balls I thought i did every thing right uhhh this sucks..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1332844738 Eli Hendrickson

    Update!I figured out the problem.Xbox Live Update will NOT show up if you did not succesfully complete the registration.You will not be able to find it ANYWHERE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Earl-Bland/100000128315412 Earl Bland

    Anyone been accepted yet? Or it still say pending for everyone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Earl-Bland/100000128315412 Earl Bland

    Anyone pending status changed?

  • Anonymous

    if u guys read they said it would take two weeks possibly to recieve an email, also to see the xbox live update thing, go to directory and go to “view connect products not currently accepting feedback”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Earl-Bland/100000128315412 Earl Bland

      Jus checkin….

  • http://profiles.google.com/cam.schnackel Cameron Schnackel

    I had tried to sign up for this and it kept saying something was wrong with my profile settings. I am disappointed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=534718658 Lazure Kirkland

    mine shows as Pending?, so my quess is I made it in, W00t.

  • http://twitter.com/sgtfromhell tim tim tim

    Will someone please help me? My gamertag is sgt from hell
    I tried to sign up on march 29th and I couldn’t Sign up Because The site Was broken And I Was unable too Register Can someone Help Me Get In The Beta I CALLED X box Support And they Said TO COME HERE

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KSJG5FN477Z7QFPLBDDWURSICU UndyingZombie

      Unfortunately I don’t think its possible. Unless someone proves me wrong. Sorry maybe next time.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lphkrazed John Greene

        did u read the updated post. no longer accepting registrations for the program as we have reached our target audience volume. Please be on the lookout for additional opportunities in the future to participate in Xbox LIVE Update Preview programs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lphkrazed John Greene

      already filled your out of luck

  • http://www.facebook.com/lphkrazed John Greene

    anyone know how much longer do we have to wait for our emails just checkin here i cant wait for it lol

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KSJG5FN477Z7QFPLBDDWURSICU UndyingZombie

      Well it started the 29th of March & they said in two weeks time emails should head out. So I would probably say April 12th emails will be going out cause its two weeks from the post. Unless its counted as business work days then maybe the 18th.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kaleb-Radebaugh/1235890234 Kaleb Radebaugh

      I would think its gonna be soon. Also it says wait for follow up mail, not email. Makes me think we’ll be notified by mail first, but who knows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lphkrazed John Greene

    yay i got in to the preview program but no email

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harold-Graunke-Jr/1821470416 Harold Graunke Jr

    invites are going out now

 

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