Get in on the 2012 Xbox Live Update open beta right now

As announced by Major Nelson this morning, sign-ups for the open beta for the 2012 Xbox Live Update are now available. If you would like to test out some of the new features of the upcoming update, including Internet Explorer, and new dashboard functionality, here’s your chance.

Head on over to the Microsoft Connect site, and sign up right now.

Read on for Major’s announcement of the open beta for more details.

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!