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The Official Xbox 360 Dashboard/Update Thread

post #1 of 962
Thread Starter 
I heard there was a new update this morning. Can anyone confirm what the update does or if it adds features?

I am at work, thus I can't try it for myself.

Thanks!
post #2 of 962
http://majornelson.com/2011/10/10/xb...-new-features/
post #3 of 962

Dashboard update isn't until November IIRC.
post #4 of 962
The preview program is now open to check out the new Fall Dashboard Update.

http://connect.microsoft.com/xboxliveupdate
post #5 of 962
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

The preview program is now open to check out the new Fall Dashboard Update.

http://connect.microsoft.com/xboxliveupdate

Is this currently a placeholder? I couldn't find a link to request access.
post #6 of 962
Same here, all I get is the following:

Quote:



Thank you for your interest in the Xbox LIVE Update Program!

Public Preview Program:
We are now accepting new users into the Xbox LIVE Update Public Preview - Fall 2011 session. If you clicked on the link from Major Nelson and have not registered yet, please make sure you sign in with a Windows Live ID in the upper right hand corner. You only need to register one time.

Internal Beta Program:
We are no longer actively accepting registrations for the Fall 2011 Beta Program (Microsoft Internal Only). If you've reached this page and you are a registered member please make sure you are signed in with the Windows Live ID you have registered with us for this program.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. I am already an active member in an Xbox LIVE Update program, why can't I see my program information?
A. If you are already and active member of an ongoing program, you are likley seeing this page because you've navigated to http://connect.microsoft.com/xboxliveupdate and you are not signed into the Connect Portal with the Windows LIVE ID you used to register into the program. Please Sign In to access program details.

Problem is, I am signed in and I still do not see a link to request or register for access.
post #7 of 962
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Originally Posted by rolltide1017 View Post

Same here, all I get is the following:



Problem is, I am signed in and I still do not see a link to request or register for access.

Same here. I'm thinking that it's a placeholder and the registration link will show up later. I was in one of the last test programs (the bigger disc capacity one) but I doubt that will automatically register me for this one.
post #8 of 962
Thread Starter 
But there was some sort of update this morning. Did no one else get the prompt?
post #9 of 962
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Originally Posted by juke_box View Post

But there was some sort of update this morning. Did no one else get the prompt?

Update was under the hood and according to Major Nelson http://twitter.com/#!/majornelson had no visible changes included.
post #10 of 962
Thread Starter 
Hmm. Must be some type of security update for the pirates.
post #11 of 962
A lot of times they will do two updates for the big dashboard update. The first will be just getting some under the hood stuff taken care of, kind of prepping for the update. The second will be the visual changes. This allows them to keep the downloads smaller and installs quicker.
post #12 of 962
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Originally Posted by RemoWilliams84 View Post

A lot of times they will do two updates for the big dashboard update. The first will be just getting some under the hood stuff taken care of, kind of prepping for the update. The second will be the visual changes. This allows them to keep the downloads smaller and installs quicker.

I called Microsoft Customer Service today and asked what yesterday's update was about. Like you said, it's the 1st phase to get the console ready to the major update in November. He said if there are smaller bugs, it's easier to fix them first before download a big update.

I think this is a good idea (except pirates and modders). Not sure if Sony is doing that yet on PS3 firmware updates because in the past, Sony simply made a huge update to PS3 firmware with a lot of bugs.
post #13 of 962
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Originally Posted by Vortex3D View Post

I called Microsoft Customer Service today and asked what yesterday's update was about. Like you said, it's the 1st phase to get the console ready to the major update in November. He said if there are smaller bugs, it's easier to fix them first before download a big update.

I think this is a good idea (except pirates and modders). Not sure if Sony is doing that yet on PS3 firmware updates because in the past, Sony simply made a huge update to PS3 firmware with a lot of bugs.

I'm surprised that customer service would even talk about it.

And let's not discuss the mess of updates that is the PS3. I think they'll get it right with the PS4.
post #14 of 962
OK, Now the preview program should be open for registrations.

http://majornelson.com/2011/10/12/xb...eview-program/
post #15 of 962
I wonder if there's an advantage to early access to the dash? like maybe some free TV?

the worst thing would be like losing the ability to chat with friends due to differing dashboards.
post #16 of 962
I remember the last dashboard update I got in early, and swore I would never do it again.

There were updates almost every night of the public beta, so when I wanted to play a game I would have to wait for a 10 to 15 minute DL/install. If I only had an hour or so to play that night, it was aggravating.
post #17 of 962
Still only getting the place holder.
post #18 of 962
the signup should work. did you click on the link at major nelson's site:
https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=...ft%24microsoft
post #19 of 962
It let me sign up.
post #20 of 962
ok it let me do it this time. this is the first time it didn't ask for technical information. just gamertag. I saw on the FAQ they are doing it a different way this time.
post #21 of 962
Logged into Microsoft Connect just now, filled out the survey... Now just have to wait a couple weakest until this thing kicks off. Woot!
post #22 of 962
For those still trying to get in on the Public Preview Beta, registration is now closed. This is the first one I have missed. Typically they only take registrations for a few hours. Oh well. Guess I will wait until November to see the goodies.

I'm honestly not interested in the TV stuff since I have DirecTV.
post #23 of 962
anyone know how long till they send out the firmware for those testing this. Just wondering i signed up and am wanting to try this out.
post #24 of 962
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Originally Posted by Gib4500 View Post

anyone know how long till they send out the firmware for those testing this. Just wondering i signed up and am wanting to try this out.

it's usually a week or two after the signup period from my experience with previous dash betas
post #25 of 962
I got in. Have to wait on more info about when to register console and when update will happen.
post #26 of 962
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Originally Posted by Budracin8 View Post

I got in. Have to wait on more info about when to register console and when update will happen.

How were you notified?
post #27 of 962
After initial registration to Microsoft Connect's website, you needed to submit a survey. After the survey was complete, your Microsoft Connect "Dashboard" should have looked like this...



This is what mine looks like now, and have been confirmed to be "in". If you never got to this point, I'm afraid its to late.
post #28 of 962
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

How were you notified?

I wasn't actually notified. I just checked back on the connect site and it said I was in.
post #29 of 962
This is the latest and greatest from todays message...

post #30 of 962
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Originally Posted by xzener View Post

This is the latest and greatest from todays message...

mine is showing the same
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