If you’ve been waiting for the updated Kinect for Windows release, I have good news for you. Today, the updated Kinect for Windows SDK and Kinect for Windows toolkit were released, and are available for public download!
Since I started developing with the Kinect for Windows SDK, I have been following this technology closely, and have been looking forward to updated versions of the platform. Recently, I interviewed Rob Relyea and showed some new features for the October 2012 release, including extended depth data and color camera settings. Now you can use these new features in your apps, and explore other new capabilities, including the infrared camera stream.
For more information about this release, check out the Kinect for Windows Blog, and the Kinect for Windows developer downloads page.
@Gavin Gear, can we use Kinect with Windows 8 and perform the gestures to use the Start screen? Open app, close app, tap on button, keyboard etc.