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For those MSE fans ... Beta program! :)

  1. #11


    Posts : 128
    Win8 Pro x64


    Now I know why I didn't get an invite - from the MSE Ongoing Beta forum:

    "Bottom line - if you are a member of the ongoing Beta program, you don't have to register to any other Beta program. You will always get the latest Beta version through Microsoft Update."

    FWIW - I have:
    SE version 2.1.1116.0
    Last edited by 24c; 19 Nov 2011 at 08:25.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    By coincidence, after leaving this forum and returning to the desktop, I was greeted with an "Essentials" Beta update! I installed but cannot discern any differences in the interface, but I haven't yet checked any performance differences.
    Keep us informed about it Still didnt get an invite
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  3. #13


    Posts : 128
    Win8 Pro x64


    From the MSE Ongoing Beta forum -

    "There are currently 3 Connect programs for Security Essentials:

    1. Ongoing Beta - this is the program you have signed to in the past and it is a very important program for us. Users who are registered to this program will always get the latest version, whether it is a Beta or a final version. You will get the latest version through Microsoft Update so you don't have to manually download from Connect.

    2. Public Beta from 2010 - this program was used for the public Beta in 2010 and was not closed properly. We are working on this issue.

    3. New public Beta program - this is the program that we started promoting this week. We sent invitation mails to users that registered to the previous public Beta program (#2) and chose to receive invitations from Microsoft. Since some of the ongoing Beta (#1) users were also registered to the previous Beta program (#2) they got the invitation to join the new public Beta (#3)

    Bottom line - if you are a member of the ongoing Beta program, you don't have to register to any other Beta program. You will always get the latest Beta version through Microsoft Update."
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  4. #14


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, Backtrack Linux


    To get that link I clicked on the first invitation link then clicked on the "Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Home" link on the left side and it gave me that link saying (basically): "If you would like to join the Microsoft Security Essentials public beta program please click the below link:"

    So that link might not work but it should. If not then try my method!

    I do have a Windows Live email address pretty much just for this.
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  5. #15


    So California
    Posts : 26
    Win 7 64 SP1 RC


    Quote Originally Posted by LOVE8 View Post
    Thankyou That worked for me.

    Ken
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  6. #16


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Thank you for this Mike
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  7. #17


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Pooch View Post
    Thank you for this Mike
    You're welcome, Pooch, I posted it just for you, considering our back and forth regarding MSE and Defender in Win8 8102.

    Always a pleasure, Pooch.
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  8. #18


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Yes, it will be interesting to see what they implement in the full blown version. I get the kaspersky that I use in Windows 7 for free but if Microsoft can better/equal it with a built in Internet security package in Windows 8 I will certainly consider using it as my main protection.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    For those participating in the MSE Beta 3 program, it is now available for download.

    Check your email.

    Welcome to the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta program!

    The Beta program has started!

    You can now sign in and download the Beta from the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta website.

    The Beta program is a fully functional antimalware app with ongoing updates to help protect your PC from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. In addition to ongoing virus and spyware definition updates, we’ll provide software updates to the Beta for download through Microsoft Update on a periodic basis. To have these updates installed automatically, you must be subscribed to Microsoft Update with preferences set to Automatically download and install new updates. Learn more about automatic updates through Microsoft Update.

    During the Beta, you’ll receive additional emails from Microsoft inviting you to participate in optional surveys. These surveys provide us with important feedback that will help improve future versions of the product. Your participation makes a difference!

    At the end of the Beta program, participants who are subscribed to automatic updates through Microsoft Update will be upgraded to the released version of Microsoft Security Essentials. Instructions for manually upgrading to the released version will be included in an email that you’ll receive at the end of the Beta period. Please note that to continue receiving technical support, you’ll need to upgrade or install the final version of Microsoft Security Essentials once it’s released.

    Thanks again for participating in the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta program.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 128
    Win8 Pro x64


    FWIW

    "The Microsoft Security Essentials Beta is ready for download on the public Beta program page. Ongoing Beta users will get the Beta version through Microsoft Update in a few days. We recommend waiting for the update and not downloading the package directly."
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