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  • Blog Post: Try out some of our quick start labs to get building for Windows 8 and Windows Phone on a variety of Open Source and Middleware technologies

      Universal App Universal Apps are the new way to develop Windows Store apps. With a universal project developers are able to share code across Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone solutions. In this challenge you will learn how to create your a XAML/C# Universal app.C# is one of the most popular languages...
  • 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: 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...
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