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New Xbox One dashboard and backward compatibility coming in November

Xbox is promising that gamers can look forward to the Windows 10-powered "New Xbox One Experience" it revealed at this year's E3 starting this November.

We got our first look at many of the updates during the Xbox E3 press conference in June, but Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox, lists all of November's new features in his news post.

The new features include the arrival of backward compatibility with some Xbox 360 games. Ybarra writes that "at launch you'll be able to play over 100 Xbox 360 games on Xbox One with hundreds more in the months to come." You can read more about that feature, and some of the 360 games that you will soon be able to play on your Xbox One, here.

The Xbox One dashboard will be redesigned with a "faster and easier interface." This includes a new Community section to optimize socializing on Xbox Live. You'll now be able to see which posts are trending and follow your friends and games in the Activity Feed.

OneGuide will also be revamped to show instant, fullscreen TV listings. A new Guide offers shortcuts to "essential" apps, like Friends and Settings.

The update will be available for members of the Xbox One Preview Program first. Preview members should look out for a special invite through Xbox Live if they want to opt in. Improved builds will continue to roll out after the initial release.

Microsoft has not yet provided a specific date for when the build will be made available to Preview Program participants, nor to the larger Xbox community.

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