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  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows Ships for Commercial Use – How to Get Started on Kinect for Windows

    Kinect for Windows consists of the Kinect for Windows hardware and Kinect for Windows SDK, which supports applications built with C++, C#, or Visual Basic by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. The newly release Kinect for Windows SDK version 1 offers improved skeletal tracking, enhanced speech recognition...
  • Blog Post: 500 New Features Coming to vNext Windows Phone, Beta Developer Tools Available

    Previews have begun worldwide of the next major release of Windows Phone , code-named “Mango,” through a series of media events around the world. “Mango” will deliver more than 500 new features to push the boundaries of the smartphone experience around communications, apps and...
  • Blog Post: How To Shake Your Phone App

    There are more than a few very successful applications that use the accelerometer as the main user input on Windows Phone 7 . The accelerometer in mobile devices is a very powerful tool that is most commonly used in driving or flying simulation games, but there are other applications and games that also...
  • Blog Post: Build Native Apps in Silverlight with Sensors, Speech, Taskbar, Touch

    Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) is a toolkit gives Silverlight developers access to cool Windows 7 features like sensors, speech recognition, portable devices, Windows 7 taskbar etc. from within their applications. The latest version adds support for full Windows 7 touch including...
  • Blog Post: New Video - MIX10 Day Two Windows Phone 7 Series Recap with the Windows Phone Champs

    Video Link - MIX10 Day Two Windows Phone 7 Series Recap with the Windows Phone Champs John O'Donnell , Jared Bienz and Ahmed El-Ramly got together at MIX10 to give their thoughts on the second days Windows Phone 7 Series sessions and what features has them reaching for the new free developer tools...
  • Blog Post: New Video - Why Develop on Windows 7 ? - Sensor and Location based service

    Video Link - Why Develop on Windows 7 ? - Sensor and Location based service The Windows 7 operating system provides built-in support for sensor devices. This includes support for location sensors, such as GPS devices. As part of this support, the Windows Sensor and Location platform provides a standard...
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