Microsoft's Major Nelson has revealed that beta sign-ups for the next Xbox 360 dashboard update are open. Places are limited, so the major recommends you sign up today.

If you're selected to take part in the beta, the update will be sent to your console. Once your console is updated you'll be able to access Internet Explorer for Xbox, see personalised dashboard recommendations, and use enhanced search and discovery features.

You'll have to sign an NDA preventing you from spilling all the details to your friends, and at the end of the beta you'll be asked to take part in a short survey.