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
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a 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 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?