Xbox LIVE Public Preview Program *UPDATED*

Update: Registration is now closed. See the note at the bottom of this post for details

At E3 we announced the new Xbox LIVE dashboard which will deliver intuitive navigation, increased responsiveness and improved engagement with Xbox experiences – all beginning this holiday. Now that our work on the dashboard is almost complete, we are announcing an open call for all Xbox LIVE members to register to participate in a preview program to help us test the system. This is an important program as we continually strive to ensure the reliability of a service that reaches tens of millions globally. We could not do so without the ongoing help of our great community. 

Once this program is kicked off, an update will be pushed to your console that will contain select dashboard features, including:

    •    New design for integrated Kinect and controller navigation
    •    New Beacons to play online with friends
    •    Deeper Facebook integration
    •    New Cloud Storage for Game Saves and Xbox LIVE Profile

Other features and entertainment partner apps may come into view during the program period.

Note: A console in the program is expected to remain fully compatible with standard retail consoles not in the program. (e.g. party chat will function)

For those familiar with previous registrations for our program, we have a new model for registering your consoles this year.  The new model is a more automated process that should make it easier for you.  We will not ask you to type in your console information upon initial registration; once you are approved to participate in the program, look for details on our portal about how to register your console.

Click here for the initial register for the Public Preview.

The latest information will be available to you via the www.connect.microsoft.com/xboxliveupdate program portal.


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 are ready to take you through the next steps – 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.

Comments

  • Anonymous

    I had the same issue with “Microsoft connect”
    I sent the error code to them, but then it just fixed itself.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/Hunwarrior Adler Daniel

      ok i see there was problem for everyone ..:) thats mean at least they do something in the background😉

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brogan-Stiers/100000464626893 Brogan Stiers

    How do I know if I was accepted? When I go to the Connect site all I get is “We
    are looking forward to your active participation in the program and
    hope that you will check back in here on a regular basis to stay
    informed and involved with the latest updates happening in the program.”. I haven’t got an e-mail yet from them either. 

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    • Anonymous

      I’m with u there.. I want a email!

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    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1387824383 Danny DeSimone

      click on dashboard at the top of the page. Then click on xbox live update. if it says this you’re in:

      Welcome to the Xbox LIVE Update Program!We are looking forward to your active participation in the program and hope that you will check back in here on a regular basis to stay informed and involved with the latest updates happening in the program.  To access the latest information available for the program click on the links in the left-hand navigation bar or the specific content links below. 

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brogan-Stiers/100000464626893 Brogan Stiers

        That’s what message I am getting. So I guess I am in?

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      • Anonymous

        It’s taking ages.

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  • Anonymous

    What’s taking so long?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Mares/1483470457 Mark Mares

      They have to check the applicants one by one manually.

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  • Anonymous

    Where are the emails? Hurry up!

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Mares/1483470457 Mark Mares

      Give them time. Patience is a virtue.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m waiting for MY email where IS MY email?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Mares/1483470457 Mark Mares

      Patience grasshopper.

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  • Anonymous

    I want my email right now, i demand it!

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Mares/1483470457 Mark Mares

      I know how you feel.

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    • Arseny Kravchenko

      You must be patient. Because the queue is being reviewed manually, it is taking time to review it all. You may not and cannot force it to be faster and you cannot demand it. When your application will be ready, you will receive it. But such behavior, that you show now is reducing your chances to be accepted EVER.

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  • jamie holmewood

    I have Applied and it coming up with 
    Welcome to the Xbox LIVE Update Program!We are looking forward to your active participation in the program and hope that you will check back in here on a regular basis to stay informed and involved with the latest updates happening in the program.  To access the latest information available for the program click on the links in the left-hand navigation bar or the specific content links belowdoes this mean im in and im waiting for an email.. and If someone didnt Apply would it show that message??????

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

    please if there is a mod please lock this thankyou

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  • Anonymous

    cant wait

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