Dev Kit Program Update

Back in June at the Build Conference we announced and started taking applications for our upcoming developer kit program.

The response & interest we’ve seen has been tremendous: thousands of developers from 74 different countries applied.

Mea Culpa

When we announced the program we said we’d start notifying successful applicants in August. Many people interpreted that to mean that we’d be done with notifications in August. I apologize for not being clearer on this. We never intended to have all the notifications done in August. While we did start in August and have notified many developers of their acceptance to the program, there are still many more applicants to be notified.

Over the coming weeks we will continue to let applicants know if they are admitted to the program, denied admission, or waitlisted (just like college :-)). Every applicant will hear something from us by the end of September. Anyone who is waitlisted will have a final decision by the end of the year.

We are still planning to start sending out the developer kits in late November to all program participants.

Again, apologies for any confusion. Please stay tuned…you will hear something from us soon!


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Comments (3)

  1. Julian Castiblanco says:

    Hi,  i'm a newer developer, what is the roadmap to be a good develper to kinect

    thank you

  2. @Julian:  check out our developer center at  Download our SDK & toolkit.  Our dev center has some great tutorial videos that will teach you a lot and we have lots of samples with source code in the toolkit.  you can always go to our forums ( if you have more questions.

  3. Brian says:

    why is the program so limited?  I'm pushing new ground in VR using kinect and really would like to test some things with the new sensor.

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