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  • #31
    “Update to an update about an update” –- AVSIM member post

    Heading into the last week of July the team is excitedly awaiting the arrival of August. There are a number of big updates planned for August and September starting with the V1 release of the Development Roadmap.

    Within the next few weeks we’ll be providing the official release date for the Development Roadmap, in the meantime, we’d like to share a few of the deliverables from this plan:
    • August (Early/Mid) – Insider Program kickoff
      • First batch of content for the Insider Program members is being prepared for delivery:
        • Advanced preview of the Development Roadmap
        • “In-Sim” content – clips captured from build.
        • Preview Build Program – Detailed information on first build deliverable, Insider participation sign-up
    • August (Mid/Late) – Development Roadmap Release (v.2019.08/drr1)
      • Development beats through EOY 2019
        • Build Program Recruitment and Release timeline
        • SDK Update
        • 3rd Party Content Update
        • UGC Content Update
    • August (Late) – Build Program Kickoff
      • Preview Build Program – Detailed information on first preview build deliverable
      • Preview Build Program – Public Participation sign-up
      • Preview Build Program – Preview of next build details

    “What we want” –- AVSIM Thread

    There are two important plans we will be sharing with you in September:
    1. The pipeline for how we will provide an in-depth look at the product we are building.
    2. The process for how we will integrate the community into this process to facilitate a collaborative partnership to bring this product to launch.

    Threads like this on AVSIM, and across all the forums we pay close attention to, are truly valued by the team. So though we may not be directly interacting with you at the moment, we hear you. August is about setting expectations, providing a clear Development Roadmap outlining how we get from today to launch. September is about how we accomplish that task, together.



    “Early August for Insider… Hope I get in.” –- Reddit User r/flightsim

    MSFS – You’re in. In August we’ll kick-off the Insider Program. Insiders will be able to login to the site and be given access to the Insider area, and not just redirected to the FAQ, as per current.



    “I want to pay for it in unmarked, non-sequential, low denomination bills, placed in three black plastic bin bags, left on the third floor of an abandoned multi-story car park, at midnight.” –- AVSIM User

    MSFS – Done. Once you make the drop, head south 3 kilometers. Locate a metal trash bin, retrieve mobile phone at bottom of bin. At 1:06AM text “no subscription”. Await further instruction.



    “Microsoft don’t read AVSIM or any other forums, they read their own gaming forums and insiders community forums, it is standard company policy.” –- AVSIM User

    MSFT – Well this is awkward…



    Finally, the team would like to take a moment to call attention to AVSIM mod 188AHC. Your effort and contributions do not go unnoticed. Thank you.



    Next update coming August 8th!



    Sincerely,

    The Microsoft Flight Simulator Team



    PS: Hint — Announcement coming next update:


    https://fsi.microsoftstudios.com/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/msflights
    Steam Group:
    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/msflights
    YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MSFlightsMedia


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    • #32
      August 8th, 2019 – Development Update


      AUGUST!

      The team is excited to move into the next phase of communication with the community regarding our development plans. As we mentioned in our July 25th update, August is about setting expectations regarding our development process through launch. September is about defining how we will involve the community in that process.

      Here is our current schedule for August:
      • AUGUST 15th – Insider Program Kickoff (preview of Development Roadmap Release)
      • AUGUST 22nd – Development Roadmap Release (General Release)
      • AUGUST 29th – Build Program Kickoff

      But wait there’s more!

      One of the most important topics we see being discussed in the community is WHEN we plan to start talking about the project. You want the information, the team wants to share this information, so where exactly IS the information? It’s coming. The challenge with creating a transparent development process built on collaboration is that we have to work on the foundation for delivering that information before doing so. With that said, we will be kicking off our Feature Exploration Series in the fall where we will be working closely with the community to walk-through the next iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator in granular detail.

      But wait there’s more!

      That said, because we understand the importance of this topic to the community, the team is working hard to adjust the schedule to see what information we can share earlier than currently planned. In our August 15th update, we will provide more clarity on where we at in the process.

      Insiders! DRR preview release in t-minus 7 days…

      Sincerely,

      Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

      https://www.flightsimulator.com/
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/msflights
      Steam Group:
      http://steamcommunity.com/groups/msflights
      YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MSFlightsMedia


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      • #33
        Thanks again ak (and WarHawK and the others who have brought information on this topic to the attention of our membership)! After my initial enthusiasm for further word from Microsoft FS team, I reconsidered how such anticipation might adversely affect me emotionally. (Once burned, twice shy as the saying goes.) However, with these more straightforward and encouraging words reflecting a more user-centric development process of this new flight sim (coined by Coast as "FSXX" in reference to a 2020 release), I find myself again experiencing an enthusiasm for this experience in the coming months that I may look back upon and regret. Regardless, the main purpose with this post is to thank those forum readers among our members that bring noteworthy reports here to our website. I have said in posts and on Discord that I would personally refrain from cluttering informative threads here with nothing more than my posts of gratitude but please permit me this one all-encompassing "THANK YOU".

        In reference to ak's other related thread on the dissolution of Dovetail's support of FSX-Steam and Microsoft's intention to once again take over such support, I think this is a good thing. I wouldn't expect Microsoft to improve on FSX-Steam but it's nice to hear Microsoft acknowledge responsibility for support. I just hope that FSX-Steam remains compatible with all the existing add-ons and multiplayer server configurations.

        I registered for Microsoft's Insider Program for FSXX on day one. I would welcome any other registered insiders' posts here about developments with Insider Program. I don't take the time to read relevant forums myself. Who here at msFLIGHTS.net is registered for FSXX Insider Program?

        Only tangentially related... in 2020 FSXX is bound to be quite a hot topic. There is a "trade show", Flight Sim Expo, in my home town of Las Vegas next June 12th thru 14th. As I did for Flight Sim Expo 2018, I have booked a 2 bedroom suite at a timeshare I have for 6 days surrounding that weekend. Maybe those interested in attending Flight Sim Expo could get together in the near future and see how we might coordinate and mutually assist one another.
        Respects, Bob ...

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        • #34
          You are quite welcome, Robert. It is nice to know it is appreciated, and your "likes" do not go unnoticed. I always look forward to your well thought out and informative posts.

          Facebook: www.facebook.com/msflights
          Steam Group:
          http://steamcommunity.com/groups/msflights
          YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MSFlightsMedia


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          • #35
            I make it about 18:20EST anyone seen any kickoff info yet?
            Oz Flyer.
            David.
            VA Operations Manager.
            SPAD.neXt Beta tester.
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            • #36
              A bit quick off the mark - latest update:
              https://www.flightsimulator.com/insider-home/
              Oz Flyer.
              David.
              VA Operations Manager.
              SPAD.neXt Beta tester.
              FIPGauges.com Beta tester.



              Got a question about the Virtual Airline? Please post in the VA forum or send me a private message.

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              • #37
                you need to login first to view link in last post.
                Oz Flyer.
                David.
                VA Operations Manager.
                SPAD.neXt Beta tester.
                FIPGauges.com Beta tester.



                Got a question about the Virtual Airline? Please post in the VA forum or send me a private message.

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                • #38
                  Thanks, Oz-Flyer. I logged in and find an insider program "road map", 2 screenshots and 4 very short videos and not much more. Insider program forums still say "coming soon" and are inoperable and gray'd out.
                  I'd personally appreciate it if those msFLIGHTS.net members who are also registered with the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (FSXX) insider program who DO find recent information to continue to bring it here to our community forums.
                  Respects, Bob ...

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                  • #39
                    I have to admit, I'm actually getting less impressed. Of the 4 little videos we have one over a city with static cars on the freeway from photo scenery. The video over the ocean/islands had honestly crappy looking trees placed. More and more just feeling like the jump from FS9 to FSX, not a huge revolutionary jump.
                    - Michael
                    Check out my cockpit build!

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