With an earlier patch of the Preview version of the August system software update, we learned that a small number of users were being disconnected from Xbox Live, requiring a hard reset to get back online (it happened to me as well. It drove me crazy until i found the workaround). Luckily, help is on the way, as Microsoft released a new update for preview members, that fixes the problem.
Here are the patch notes, courtesy of of Program Manager Emily Hanson on the private preview forums:
OS version released: xb_rel_1508.150722-2200
Available: 11:00AM PT 7/25 (7PM GMT 25/7)
- Xbox Live Disconnection Issues: This update contains a fix for the previously known issue where users were being disconnected from Xbox Live, and would require a hard-reset to get back online.
- Xbox Fitness: When resuming from Instant-On mode and with Xbox Fitness suspended, you may encounter a frozen Kinect preview image, and Kinect interaction will not resume.Workaround: Hard reboot the console.
As usual, if you would like an invite to the preview, you can ask in the comments, and other users might throw an invite your way. Just remember to include your gamertag, and that the system software preview is basically a beta.
Participants get to see new features earlier, but do so at the cost of risking to experience glitches and problem. The purpose of the preview is exactly to help ironing them out before each version gets released to the general public.