Microsoft Flight Simulator – January 23rd Update

Microsoft has updated their usual blog site today. This was a smaller update, but made…

Posted: 23-Jan-2020 @ 21:14z
Microsoft Flight Simulator – January 23rd Update

Microsoft has updated their usual blog site today. This was a smaller update, but made sure to give us plenty of new screenshots to look over.

Alpha Update

After a lot of users have asked Microsoft to allow users to update their DX DIAG file, Microsoft has listened and is allowing users from today, till the 27th of January, to update their DX DIAG file in their account. To update you file, follow these instructions:

  • Log into
  • Select your avatar/name in the upper right corner.
  • Select “My Profile”.
  • Here you can edit your machine specs and press enter.
  • That’s it!

Microsoft has also opened up registration for the preview builds once again. No date has been set on when this will end.

Dates for the Alpha (formerly Tech Alpha 2) are unchanged form the last update, with all invitations being sent out by the 27th of January, and all of wave 1 Alpha emails sent by the 31st of January.

Microsoft has also pushed back the next partnership series and feedback snapshots till the next update on February 6th to allow focus to be on the current Alpha.

New Previews

Microsoft has included 6 new screenshots from Tech Alpha Participants. These include looks at snow topped mountains, a new close up look at one of the wildlife models, and more.

Insider Update

Last but not least, a small update has been added to the insider area as well. For those in the Tech Alpha, you will automatically get access the new Alpha, but will need to uninstall the current Tech Alpha first. Once that is done, those participants will not longer have access to that Tech Alpha and only have the new Alpha.

As always, be sure to check out the update before this here. Next update will be February 6th.

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