Microsoft to release SDK for Xbox360 Kinect


kinectI think this is one of the best things Microsoft could have done in releasing the Software Developers Kit (SDK) for 3rd party developers to create new applications around the Kinect device.

“Every year about this time, Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, holds an intimate gathering to discuss the company’s vision for the future: just Craig, a handful of Microsoft thinkers and select media convening for a lively show-and-tell discussion called TechForum.

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.”

This will open up 3rd party applications for use on Windows PCs.

Read more HERE at the Technet blog.