Yesterday we announced the availability of Kinect for Windows,now both from the hardware perspective as well as the SDK perspective. This is a very exciting announcement and will unlock a ton of potential for developers everywhere. I can’t wait to see what this enables!
With this announcement, I thought I would share some of the information and resources with you in case you missed them yesterday, if you wanted to find out, or if you want to get started with Kinect for Windows yourself.
- Kinect for Windows announcement on the Kinect for Windows blog
- Kinect for Windows features
- Check out some of the Kinect for Windows photos and videos (some pretty cool stuff!)
- Kinect for Windows hardware now available on Microsoft Store and Amazon:
- Download the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK)
- Participate in the Kinect SDK Online Forum to share experiences and provide feedback on Kinect for Windows
- Participate in the Kinect NUI API and programming Online Forum to discuss programming for NUIs, such as skeletal tracking, depth, and camera streams
- Participate in the Kinect audio API and programming Online Forum to discuss the programming interfaces for audio, such as acoustic noise and echo cancellation
- Interested in appling to take part in this intensive Kinect incubation program for startups? Check out Kinect Accelerator
- See what’s new in the Kinect for Windows SDK
- Watch the Kinect for Windows Quickstart series videos:
- Kinect for Windows Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Read and subscribe to the Kinect for Windows Blog
- Take part in the Kinect for Windows Facebook community
- Follow Kinect for Windows on Twitter
- Follow the Kinect for Windows Quickstart Series on Channel 9
- Kinect for Windows support
- Find a Kinect for Windows event
- Are you sooooo excited about Kinect for Windows that you think you want to be a part of the team? Check out the current job openings we have for Kinect for Windows
- Information for partners regarding Kinect for Windows
I’m not sure if you recall, but back at the end of 2010 I put up my, “11 Reasons why today is a day to remember…” post and in there, the #2 reason was Kinect. The Kinect phenomenon has exploded since it’s release and I am pretty sure that when we all look back on the announcements from yesterday in the future, it is again going to be one of those events we remember based on what it will bring in terms of opportunity and changing the paradigm of how things get done.
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Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman – Follow me on TWITTER, LinkedIn, and RSS and see “What I’m thinking”
Director, Worldwide Partner Experience
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