2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta Now Available **UPDATED**

Update: The amount of interest in Xbox LIVE’s first public Beta has been incredible. The Xbox LIVE public Beta is now closed. Later this year our entire Xbox LIVE community will be able to experience all of the great features we will be bringing to your Xbox…Stay tuned!

With our work on the updated dashboard underway, we’re ready to announce an open call for all Xbox LIVE subscribers to participate in the 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta.

We need members of our valued community to help us fine-tune this early build of Xbox LIVE. What do you love? What would you like to see improved?

Numbers are limited, so sign up today. If you’re selected as a tester, an update will be pushed to your console once the public beta kicks off. The update will contain select dashboard features, including:

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

Note: A console in the program is expected to remain fully compatible with standard retail consoles not in the program.

If you would like to participate, please register for the 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta here.

You will be required to agree to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for confidentiality reasons.

We also ask that you fill out a brief 5-minute survey at the end of the beta, to let us know what you think.

The 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta is a great opportunity to help the Xbox team by providing early feedback to make Xbox even better.

Thanks for your participation and enjoy!

Edit: Twitter appears to be down, so if be sure to add me to a circle on Google Plus for updates.
Update: Twitter is back up

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  • http://twitter.com/_HunWarrior_ Adler Daniel

    and where i can report if someone break non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

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  • http://twitter.com/_HunWarrior_ Adler Daniel

    Where i can report if someone brake non-disclosure agreement (NDA) ?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gxl-Redge/100000746050974 Gxl Redge

    IE for X360 needs Flash Player and HTML5 support !

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    • http://www.facebook.com/greggw1 Gregg Watson

      I hear ya pain man, a web browser without flash is a major FAIL

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  • http://www.facebook.com/JimmyJenks Jimmy Jenks

    I just now registered for the new update beta how long do you think it will take

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  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.dewitt.5492 Michael DeWitt

    I got accepted but never recieved any emails or codes any ideas?

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    • http://twitter.com/lightsup55 Timothy

      You need to go to the Microsoft Connect website, click “My Dashboard” (you may need to
      sign-in), then “Xbox LIVE Update”, then “Product Keys”. Follow the steps
      there to request a new product key.

      Once you have your new product key, use the “Redeem Code” option from
      the Xbox Guide on your Xbox 360 console and download the “Pre-Release
      Console Registration Application” to your Xbox 360.

      After the download completes, launch the “Pre-Release Public” app
      (listed as a “game demo”) and follow the on-screen instructions.

      You can register up to 3 consoles by signing in with the gamertag that
      signed up for the update preview, re-downloading “Pre-Release Console
      Registration Application” from your Download History and running app
      with that same gamertag (noted in the app).

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  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.ray.9404 Brian Ray

    IT WOULD BE AWESOME IF when you left a player review you could avoid players for LAG or bad connections. the rating system is useless anyways but it would be nice on certain games someone will have a Kmart connection and the only way to avoid is well there is no way to avoid. shouldnt this system be looked into sometimes I’ll avoid someone only to be sent back to that person the next game. playing with people who float around the screen is never fun. If I;m in ky i shouldn;t be paired with people from UK or japan. but it still happens constantly

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    • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

      The entire rep system has always been useless. It has been reported on Connect many times in the past, yet it still remains. The player review options should simply be “like” and “avoid” and should only be overriden if there are no other players (like it is now most of the time).
      Only for real complaints should there be those specific options (though a complaint for quitting early would be useless IMHO😉 ).
      Being a douche or a saint on Xbox Live does nothing for your rep stars on your gamertag. A friend of mine made it a sport to get his rep to 1 percent and then get it back up again by being nice to people, but all the time he still had the five stars after the first couple of people had voted on his profile. The only thing 3 stars tells you is that the player is new to Xbox Live or has never played online multiplayer.
      Those stars should be removed from GamerTags and could be replaced with useful information like the amount of games played, like in offline accounts, or the amount of completed games achievement wise (or combined, e.g. 13/77).
      I have no idea if the Zone system actually works as I have been “Underground” ever since I started.

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  • Comandante_Guajolote

    This is the first time I’m out of a Beta.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Mclean/563177261 James Mclean

    I just registered for the beta so they are obviously accepting additional beta testers. The link was on Neogaf if it still works.

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    • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

      Yes, yes it does according to multiple people, but that link isn’t supposed to be public. MS will probably block it soon and there is no telling if your console actually receives the update after registering it via the Pre-Release Console Registration Application.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Mclean/563177261 James Mclean

    wow, my post up and disappeared

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Massamo Timothy Shilleto

    ie on xbox needs flash support

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  • http://www.facebook.com/delaisse.mikael Delaisse Mikael

    flash Player ?? video

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  • http://www.facebook.com/greggw1 Gregg Watson

    Please allow flash support, a web browser without flash is like an xbox without a hard drive……. pretty useless

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  • Russell Gorall

    So, that settles it.

    The Dashboard is overloaded as it is, so they are going to add more stuff to it.

    The time for video apps to load is ridiculous, my wife won’t even use it for that anymore.

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  • http://twitter.com/guslarsen Gustavo Larsen

    Where can I post feedback on the 2012 Public Beta? I can not find the correct forum.

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    • MacPh1sto

      On the beta homepage on Connect, there’s a Forum Quick Guide link that has a direct link to the private forum (make sure you’re logged in with the correct gamertag first).

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