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  • Blog Post: Hackers put Kinect for Windows v2 through its paces

    The Kinect for Windows team recently traveled to New York City for a terrific hackathon. In partnership with NUI Central , we had the pleasure of sponsoring a 27-hour event, June 21–22, focused on creating innovative applications and experiences using the forthcoming Kinect for Windows v2 sensor...
  • Blog Post: Real-time 3D scanning stuns the gnome world

    Garden gnomes: they decorate our yards, take bizarre trips , and now can be scanned in 3D in real time by using readily available computer hardware, as can be seen in this video from ReconstructMe . The developers employed the preview version of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK, taking advantage...
  • Blog Post: BUILDing business with Kinect for Windows v2

    BUILD—Microsoft’s annual developer conference—is the perfect showcase for inventive, innovative solutions created with the latest Microsoft technologies. As we mentioned in our previous blog , some of the technologists who have been part of the Kinect for Windows v2 developer preview...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store app development is coming to Kinect for Windows

    Today at Microsoft BUILD 2014, Microsoft made it official: the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK are coming this summer (northern hemisphere). With it, developers will be able to start creating Windows Store apps with Kinect for the first time. The ability to build such apps has been a frequent request...
  • Blog Post: Swap your face…really

    Ever wish you looked like someone else? Maybe Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lawrence? Well, just get Brad or Jennifer in the same room with you, turn on the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor, and presto: you can swap your mug for theirs (and vice versa, of course). Don’t believe it? Then take a look at this...
  • Blog Post: My, you’ve grown…

    That’s what you might be thinking as you scroll through the posts on this site. That’s because we’ve merged the Kinect for Windows developer and product blogs. This union creates a “one-stop shop” for news about Kinect for Windows: a single source for learning about cool...
  • Blog Post: Thousands of developers are participating in Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview—starting today

    In addition to being a great day for Xbox One, today is also a great day for Kinect for Windows. We have started delivering Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview kits to program participants. The Developer Preview includes a pre-release Kinect for Windows v2 sensor, access to the new generation Kinect...
  • Blog Post: Join Now, BUILD for Tomorrow

    Today at Microsoft BUILD 2013, we made two important announcements for our Kinect for Windows developer community. First, starting today, developers can apply for a place in our upcoming developer kit program. This program will give participants exclusive early access to everything they need to start...
  • Blog Post: Build-A-Bear Selects Kinect for Windows for "Store of the Future"

    Build-A-Bear Workshop stores have been delivering custom-tailored experiences to children for 15 years in the form of make-your-own stuffed animals, but the company recently recognized that its target audience was gravitating toward digital devices. So it has begun advancing its in-store experiences...
  • Blog Post: Kinect Fusion Coming to Kinect for Windows

    Last week, I had the privilege of giving attendees at the Microsoft event, BUILD 2012, a sneak peek at an unreleased Kinect for Windows tool: Kinect Fusion. Kinect Fusion was first developed as a research project at the Microsoft Research lab in Cambridge, U.K. As soon as the Kinect for Windows community...
  • Blog Post: Inside the Kinect for Windows SDK Update with Peter Zatloukal and Bob Heddle

    Now that the updated Kinect for Windows SDK is available for download, Engineering Manager Peter Zatloukal and Group Program Manager Bob Heddle sat down to discuss what this significant update means to developers. Bob Heddle demonstrates the new infrared functionality in the Kinect for Windows SDK...
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