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

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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot

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

    New Microsoft Security Essentials beta inbound -

    It looks like Microsoft is getting close to releasing a new version of Microsoft Security Essentials, as some Microsoft Connect participants are being invited to join a new Microsoft Security Essentials Public Beta program. Microsoft vaguely state that the newest MSE beta will have “the latest protection features”, and the beta program itself will “start soon” after you accept the invitation.
    Hmmm, Win8 8102 DP Defender additions?

    I got my invite. Heck, I gotta stay up on this stuff but, in the meantime, on Win8 8102 DP, I'll keep running Defender.

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    On Win7, I'll stay with AVG ... for now ...

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  2. #2

    Win8 8102 DP Defender additions?
    I guess.

    Sadly I didnt get an invite
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  3. #3

    Thanks Mike.
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    I din't think it is restricted. If you have a live registration on connect, and are participating in the Essentials program, you can try here with your login
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    Win8 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    I din't think it is restricted. If you have a live registration on connect, and are participating in the Essentials program, you can try here with your login
    No luck - "invite already used" - I participated in past MSE beta testing, got left out on this one.
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    No Prob, I'll post them up as they arrive!
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    Windows 8 Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, Backtrack Linux
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    I think that will only work if you valid Live ID address has received an invitation. Worth a try though.
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    OK. I'll read the small print carefully, first.
    Later. It states, clearly, that anyything received by invitation (That's this one!) is confidential for five years and not to be disclosed or reproduced to any third party.

    Not much later:
    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.
    Last edited by davehc; 19 Nov 2011 at 00:52.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Got my invite, but no update yet.
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