Microsoft has started to push out the beta preview of the new Xbox 360 dashboard.

The newly designed dashboard will offer the following features:

  • Beacons – Beacons allow you to tell your Xbox LIVE and Facebook friends that you want to play a game on Xbox LIVE.
  • New Xbox LIVE Dashboard – With an updated look and feel, you can use voice and gesture controls to float through the menu and select games, movies, music and applications.
  • Facebook Sharing – With the integrated “share” feature, you can tout your achievements and showcase your in-game accomplishments through instant, direct posts.
  • Roaming Profile – With new roaming profiles you can now bring your complete Xbox LIVE® profile to any Xbox 360®, including game saves, friend lists and your Gold membership.

This update adds the Windows 8 Metro style to the Xbox 360 interface. Next Microsoft will be adding Bing and YouTube integration to the Xbox 360 in subsequent updates.

As we have said on this site before, Microsoft is bringing Metro to Desktops, Servers, Phones, Tablets, Bing and the Xbox.

Look out for more..

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • Ultima_96

    This is cool and all but i think the more important question is, will pc users (especially those with laptops who are on the go) be able to play their xbox 360 games on their windows 8 computer?