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.
We’re doing this for a few reasons:
Browse K4W sample code right in your browser...
Oh Yeah, This Blog is New
You probably noticed: this is our first blog post. We are committed to this blog becoming a useful resource to the Kinect for Windows development community. Our existing product blog (at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/) will continue to focus on announcements, product news, and highlighting great, real-world uses of Kinect for Windows. The developer blog (where you are now) will focus on going behind the scenes with the K4W engineering team and will go deeper on the technology and APIs, share tips & tricks, and provide other tidbits of information relevant to those building K4W applications.
We have ideas in mind for future posts but would love to hear from you to understand what topics would be most useful to you. Please use the comments below, hit up the team on Twitter @KinectWindows, or get in touch with me directly (contact info below).
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Thanks for this.
thanks for share
Very nice, I am liking the direction Microsoft is heading with making their software open. Microsoft today has completely changed from the Microsoft we knew before, in an awesome way :)
Thanks for this really good news will be exciting to see what people come up with!
Great Job - many thanks
its really great thnx alot
Opening up the kinect code is the smartest (and most unexpected) thing MS could have done. The community of open developers are hundreds of times better than the devs at MS. Who knows, there might even be a good game for it one day.
Thanks, it would be a killer if you did this half a year ago !
Thanks for the positive feedback on this!
@John yes we are working hard to be awesome :) more importantly we strive to help our developers & partners create awesome experiences using K4W
@Russell agreed there are tons of top devs out there but i take issue with your statement regarding other devs being "hundreds of times better" than our devs. we've got a world-class team here. working together means we will accomplish much more & see things progress faster.
@Peter: thanks! please keep pushing us on how we can better enable you. i can't promise that we will be able to do everything but we want to hear what's getting in the way and what we can do better.
Bravo, great to see this type of attitude coming from MSFT