Kinect for Windows SDK to Arrive Spring 2011

I was very skeptical on the Kinect as a remote alternative but after having used it for a bit I think there is a lot of potential and am happy to see a supported SDK being released.  I know I’ll be adding support for Media Center if it isn’t provided out-of-box.

For those who can’t wait, check out “Kinect on Media Center? Closer than you think” if you haven’t already.


The Kinect for Windows SDK is being developed and released by Microsoft Research (MSR) in collaboration with IEB.  It will be available this spring as a free download, and will give academic researchers and enthusiasts access to key pieces of the Kinect system—such as the audio technology, system application programming interfaces and direct control of the Kinect sensor itself.

Microsoft Blog