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  • Blog Post: Kinect V2 Preview SDK now available includes UNITY3D plugin

    This week we released a preview version of the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 and began shipping KinectV2 pre order devices to developer around the world. Whets New in Kinect V2 The new sensor can track as many as six complete skeletons and 25 joints per person. Improved skeletal tracking: The enhanced fidelity...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows v2

    Exciting News In case you’ve not yet heard, the Kinect for Windows announced pricing and availability in July of our new sensor and SDK (public beta)! The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor pre-order is here! It allows you to get your hands on the sensor ahead of the game. Developers who take advantage of...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Unity3D here is the 1 stop of shop of great resources

    One of the most popular question I am getting at present is how to get started or improve my knowledge of Unity the easy answer is simply keep building and playing? However here some quick guides and links to get you started no matter what level of experience you have. This list has been a collation...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview Program closes in 2 days

    You only have 2 more days to apply for 1 of the 500 spots in the program available to professional developers and others who want to build amazing experiences using Kinect including artists, students, and other creators who have great ideas to bring to life using the new Kinect for Windows v2 sensor...
  • Blog Post: Kinect and Audio. How does the Kinect mic and audio array work?

    Channel 9 have published a great interview with Principal Software Architect Ivan Tashev the content is at Channel 9 videos . Ivan who works at MS Research has been responsible for a number of MS audio devices from Kinect to Microsoft Round Table. Ivan talks about the differences between Kinect 1.0 and...
  • Blog Post: Interested in the next generation Kinect for Windows sensor

      You can apply to take part in the Kinect for Windows developer kit program. This program, which begins in November 2013, will provide developers with tools and a pre-release sensor as soon as possible so they can start building new applications before general availability in 2014. The program...
  • Blog Post: The power of 3D interaction

    Ok who has ever watched STAR WARS and wanted a 3D princess Leia Hologram? Holograms are often thought of as an optical novelty that can produce pretty 3D pictures, but they are capable of doing much more than that. One of my colleagues Dr Dave Brown has been continuing to explore natural user interaction...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows now on CodePlex

    Kinect for Windows samples are now available under an open source license.   You can find everything on CodePlex: http://kinectforwindows.codeplex.com/ .  Why is this now on CodePlex? Easy Access -> we will continue to release our sample applications as part of our Developer Toolkit . ...
  • Blog Post: Think Computer Science 2012

    On the 11 th December 2011,  the DPE Academic team exhibited at the annual Microsoft Research Cambridge Think Computer Science event held this year at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford .   A suitably expansive and fun  venue for the focus of the event - Inspiring 12-14 year old school children...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for life

    Kinect for life This week we had an event showcasing  medical technology innovation in partnership with Kingston University, the University of Surrey, Brunel University and Microsoft. Given the revolutionary advances made possible with Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows, Medical professionals and researchers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK

    The Kinect for Windows team announced our Fall Roadmap today on our blog. It includes an SDK update that we will release on October 8 th . In addition to making Kinect for Windows hardware available in seven new markets this autumn, we will be releasing an update to the Kinect for Windows runtime and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Imagine Cup 2012 Winners, Ukrainian Team Takes Top Place

    The winners of the 10th annual Imagine Cup , the world’s premier student technology competition, the winning Software Design project developed by Ukrainian Team quadSquad allows deaf individuals to communicate verbally using custom-designed sensory gloves and a smartphone application to translate sign...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows curriculum resources

    I am happy to let you know that the new Kinect for Windows curriculum resources are now available for download from Faculty Connection .  These resources, created by Rob Miles (University of Hull, UK), are arranged into a half-semester course consisting of Lectures , Labs / Demos with Tutorials...
  • Blog Post: Kinect in teaching with curriculum materials

    Creative uses for Kinect in teaching with curriculum materials The Kinect sensor, the "Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Gadget in History," adds a new dimension to Xbox 360 gameplay through its ability to read its environment and track the body movement of players. It is also a creative...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 (RDS)

    There has been tremendous excitement with Microsoft Kinect within the robotics space signalling the potential opportunities that exist in transforming robots to low-cost mainstream consumer devices. RDS 4, with support from the Kinect sensor, aims to make it easier for developers to build applications...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows SDK 1.0

    Kinect for Windows is now Available! Version 1.0 of the SDK and runtime are now available for download, and distribution partners in our twelve launch countries are starting to ship Kinect for Windows hardware, enabling companies to start to deploy their solutions. Looking for great on content on how...
  • Blog Post: Changing the World starts TODAY!

    Kinect for Windows Product Available February 1st The Kinect for Windows product group announced the upcoming release of their full commercial product in an official blog post on January 9. The new Kinect for Windows hardware and accompanying software will be available on February 1. It will be supported...
  • Blog Post: The technology revolution consumerisation of IT and research opportunities

    Last week the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference in New York took place last, showcasing some of emerging trends and innovation. The feedback from the event really made me start thinking about how are we positioning the consumerisation of IT within your teaching and research?  At the NFT...
  • Blog Post: Update to Microsoft DreamSpark

    Today we made some exciting changes and improvements to DreamSpark , with the launch of a new site and rebranding of MSDNAA to Microsoft DreamSpark premium. Dreamspark DreamSpark is the first step for educators to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging for today’s students by providing...
  • Blog Post: Kinect Hardware and Software release announced as 1st Feb 2012

    The new Kinect for Windows hardware and accompanying software will be available on February 1 st , 2012 at a suggested retail price of US $249. Kinect for Windows hardware will be available, in limited quantities at first, through a variety of resellers and distributors. The price includes a one-year...
  • Blog Post: Welcome 2012 - 2011 The year of Kinect !

    “We always overestimate change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten!” Bill Gates Well 2011 may well go down as one of those years where we all truly underestimated the pace of technology innovation with the phenomenal rise of  http:/...
  • Blog Post: Think Computer Science 2011

    On the 7 th December 2011,  the DPE Academic team exhibited at the annual Microsoft Research Cambridge Think Computer Science event held this year at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford . Here is a write-up from Geoff Hughes of the days events. A suitably expansive and fun  venue for the focus...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows announcements and information

    Since the launch of the dedicated Kinect for Windows site a few weeks ago the Kinect for Windows team have been busy with a awareness campaign for the coming year they have created a dedicated blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/   Twitter @KinectWindows http://twitter.com/#!/KinectWindows...
  • Blog Post: Python Tools for Visual Studio 1.1 Alpha now with support for Kinect

    We’re pleased to announce the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio 1.1 Alpha. Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) is an open-source plug-in for Visual Studio which supports programming with the Python programming language. Python Tools for Visual Studio – an open source (Apache) & free plug...
  • Blog Post: Kinect SDK Beta 2 Release

    Today is a very special day, the Kinect device has turn 1 and we have released beta2 of the Windows SDK for Kinect along with a new web site and branding see http://kinectforwindows.org/ Microsoft built Kinect to revolutionize the way you play games and how you experience entertainment. But along the...
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