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 to build apps for Kinect?

Visit Channel 9 where we have updated quick starts and open source projects.

Get Started Guides and Tutorials 

Kinect for Windows Quickstart Series

  • Installing and Using the Kinect Sensor
  • Setting up your Development Environment
  • Camera Fundamentals
  • Working with Depth Data
  • Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals
  • Audio Fundamentals

Write an App! - Sample Code / Open Source Projects

Kinect Service - A Windows Service so you can see Kinect data on your Windows Phone


Kinect Paint - Draw with your hands


Kinect Mouse Cursor - Control Windows with your hands


Coding4Fun Kinect Toolkit - Developer library for easy programming


Jellybean - Our famous drivable lounge chair code has been updated to the latest release of Kinect for Windows