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Xbox Live Dashboard preview program registration is live

Those who are eagerly awaiting the Metro UI refresh coming this fall to the Xbox, now's your opportunity as Microsoft has announced a preview program which will be kick started soon. To refresh your memory of what's coming in the update, see a recent video (French). For now they will be collecting information from signups and we can make a safe bet that a large number of folk will register their interest.

Once registered and accepted, the update will be pushed to your console and you'll be able to enjoy the following select features:

  • New design with integrated Kinect voice and gesture controls
  • Beacons
  • Facebook Sharing
  • Cloud Storage for Game Saves and Xbox LIVE Profile
  • Other features as they become available

To register your interest, head on over to the signup process (opens in new tab). Be quick and reserve your seat.

Source: Microsoft Connect (opens in new tab), via: MajorNelson (opens in new tab)

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • I wonder if there will be some WP7 integration with the new Dashboard.
  • i sooo hope so!
  • Just signed up. Can't wait to give it a twirl if I get in on the action.
  • I'm registered. Hope I make it into the preview!
  • They usually accept every person that applies. Its like trying to get into ASU(love you ;)
  • I wonder if they'll release a beta of the WP7 remote app. I still don't have a Kinect so it would be nice to navigate the dash with since I can't just talk my way through it.
  • I have a Kinect, but I've never played a game with it. Only thing I use it for is to pause and play Netflix. (I don't like to move when I play games.)
  • Lookin forward to this, and it would be a nice bonus to have WP7 integration in 2 weeks.
  • bacon, nice
  • Done
  • Looks like the US had a 8/9 hour head start on people in the UK to sign up. Hopefully Microsoft will spread the love :)
  • Signed up, I have been in the last 3 - never any issues and good to see whats new first..
  • pardon my ignorance... w t f is a beacon for xbox?