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Xbox One preview members can test Windows 10 from September

Xbox One preview members will get test access to the Windows 10 operating system in September, Microsoft promised on Tuesday.

The news from Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra comes after the company confirmed the consumer release for Windows 10 on Xbox One will come in November.

Hours following the Gamescom news Ybarra, Director of Program Management for the Xbox and Windows Platform took to Twitter to announce:

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That early access will give the most ardent Xbox One users the chance to test out the new Windows 10-based Dashboard and User Interface (pictured), which the company says  is a “completely designed experience that will be faster and easier than ever before.”

As well as the console iteration of the Cortana digital assistant, Xbox One owners will also get access to Windows 10 Universal Apps.

The test release will also give Microsoft a couple of months with its most understanding users to weed out the Windows 10 bugs before it rolls out to the masses in November.

Read more: 9 Windows 10 features you should try first

During its Gamescom event Microsoft also revealed all future Xbox 360 titles offered via the Games With Gold reward service for Xbox Live members will be backwards compatible.

The company also announced an April 5 2016 release date for Quantum Break on Xbox One, while confirming TV DVR will also be coming to the console next year.

For a round up of Microsoft’s announcements check out our post from earlier today.

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