Last week, Microsoft released an updated version of the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 public preview.
We made more than 200 improvements to the core SDK, including the addition of the Kinect Fusion tool kit, which provides higher resolution camera tracking and performance. With substantial improvements to the tooling, specifically around Visual Gesture Builder (VGB), the update will help developers finalize applications for commercial availability through the Windows Store later this year.
The v2 sensor and SDK enable you to build applications that understand humans, objects, and their environments better. The SDK is free and there will be no fees for runtime licenses of commercial applications developed with the SDK.