Sample Browser app is available in the Windows Store

The MSDN Sample Gallery is the gateway to Microsoft’s software development technologies, from close-to-the-metal programming with Win32 to higher levels of abstraction with XAML and WinRT. Now there’s a Windows Store app that brings the Sample Gallery to your Start screen: Sample Browser. Search thousands of code samples or browse through the convenient categories. The…

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Developing games for Windows 8? Start here.

Following up on Shai Hinitz’s post, Developing Windows Store games, the Dev Center is hosting new guidance for creating Windows 8 games, in time for GDC 2013. You’ll find: Prepare your Windows Store DirectX game programming environment Add Windows Store features for DirectX 11.1 games Prepare your Windows game for publishing Port from DirectX 9…

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Kinect SDK 1.7 with Interactions and Fusion is posted

Get it here. This release is very exciting, because it includes the amazing Kinect Fusion feature, which enables high-resolution 3D capture in realtime: Also, you get gesture recognition out of the box:   I can hardly wait to hook up the Kinect sensor to my Surface Pro and walk around my living room, scanning the…

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Kinect for Windows developer blog launches with announcement of new open source sample code

Exciting stuff: We are happy to announce we are releasing the Kinect for Windows samples under an open source license.  You can find everything on CodePlex: http://kinectforwindows.codeplex.com/.  We have posted a total of 22 unique samples in C#, C++, and Visual Basic. Here’s what you get, all under an Apache 2.0 license: Sample C# C++…

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