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December 2007 Video Playback FAQ

December 2007 Video Playback FAQ ** Represents a new feature or change in functionality from the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/29/2007

December 2007 System Update

Hello Everyone!Coming shortly is our December 2007 System Update, one where we've added a lot of new...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/29/2007

Spring '07 Video Playback FAQ

FAQ Updates Listed at the bottom (last update 5/16/07) 1. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/09/2007

How To Get O.S. Software Updates for your Xbox 360

FATE has made a new post: re: The Xbox Operating System.Q: Is there any way to get ahold of an OS...

Author: cesargar Date: 03/07/2007

Media Marketplace

Hmm, looks like we got there first. Again.

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/06/2006

Emergence Day

What takes 4.7 million lines of code, partner teams from all over Microsoft, and millions of dollars...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/03/2006

Streaming High Def over a Wireless Network

Streaming High Definition Video over a Wireless Network With the Xbox 360 Flash Fall 2006 System...

Author: Jun_Ma Date: 11/01/2006

Fall '06 Supported Video Formats

As you may have heard, with the Xbox 360 Flash Fall 2006 System Update we are adding support for WMV...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/31/2006

The Xbox 360 November '06 Fall Update is heading your way

Hello everyone, Wow, only 5 months have passed since we first posted about the Spring update. The...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/30/2006

New Backwards Compatibility Update (Version 1.5)

Today an update for Backwards Compatibility was released via Xbox Live. Below is a list of the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/28/2006

Licensing and Xbox Live Marketplace content

Over the past few months, forumers have reported issues with certain content items functioning...

Author: bsalem Date: 08/10/2006

PAL video settings and HDTV

Hey folks, My name is Kevin Meyer (gamertag: doulWeapons) and I'm on the test team for some of the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/02/2006

Digimask and Xbox Live Vision

The Team Xbox crew recently sat down for an interview with Digimask. The article is a good read, but...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/21/2006

New System Update & More Backwards Compat Games

We posted two updates last night. New System Update: This update has no new features. It only...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/13/2006

Clearing the System Cache

With the release of the Spring Update we did provide a way for our product support engineers to help...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/11/2006

Personal Gamer Pictures

Some of the questions I’ve seen asked a lot: “What is the deal with personal gamer pictures?” “Does...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/09/2006

Introductions and the Spring System Update

Hello Everyone, My name is Daryl Welsh, (GT: IndieGames). I’m the Test Manager for Xbox Console and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/05/2006

On Backwards Compatibility

I finally got around to writing that article on backwards compatibility, with a little help from...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/04/2006

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Sorry for the hiatus - lots going on in Xbox-land, what with GDC going on and all our projects are...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/22/2006

On Backwards Compatibility

I'm certain that many of you have been waiting for us to say something about how backwards...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/20/2006

"Live" is our word!

Kutaragi-san, games have been "Live" since 2002. Please find your own buzzword, kthx.

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/15/2006

Our Development Environment

By now, you have probably seen many interviews in the gaming press that laud the environment Xbox...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/04/2006

New System Update for Xbox 360

There is a new System Update available for your Xbox 360. The official announcement says: “The March...

Author: cesargar Date: 03/02/2006

Online status and notifications

A user asks: "It would be nice if it was possible to deactivate the notifications for DVD playback....

Author: cesargar Date: 02/19/2006

The Xbox Operating System

Sorry it's been a while since my last post - blogging is hard to keep up with, especially when it's...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/17/2006

The Console Charge Mode explained

I could not find any article in Xbox.com explaining the console charge mode, so here it goes: If the...

Author: cesargar Date: 02/13/2006

Multiparty Chat

Since Xbox 360's launch, I've been trolling various message boards for feedback about my biggest...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/09/2006

On software development

A reader of this blog asks "how you go about deciding the priorities of features for XBox Live? Is...

Author: cesargar Date: 02/05/2006

The Play & Charge Cable

There was a good question I saw in my last post: "Why could the play & charge cable not be...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/05/2006

Favorite Features?

If you have a favorite feature you've been dieing to know more about, here's your chance. Let us...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/03/2006

Welcome, Wilkommen, Bienvenido...

Welcome to the Xbox Team blog! Now that Xbox 360 has been out there and is being enjoyed by a ton of...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/02/2006