Download the free SDK

Start building apps you can offer in the Windows Store later this year; reach more users with a single, unified platform; and develop innovative computing experiences by downloading the latest SDK and ordering a v2 sensor.

What's new?

With the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK 2.0 public preview, you get more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities you need to develop interactive applications that respond to movements, gestures, and voice commands.

Now with the ability to track as many as six people and 25 skeletal joints per person—including new joints for hand tips, thumbs, and shoulder center.

The v2 sensor and SDK deliver key features and enhancements that enable you to build applications that understand humans, objects, and their environments better, including:

  • Improved skeletal hand and joint orientation

  • Higher depth fidelity

  • 1080p HD video

  • Support for new development environments

  • New active infrared capabilities

Learn more about the features

Now, with the SDK 2.0 public preview, you can start creating Kinect for Windows v2 applications for commercial availability in the Windows Store later this year, giving you the opportunity to offer your solutions to a broader range of customers.

Learn the basics

Start creating innovative Kinect for Windows apps and experiences.

Build amazing apps

Dive deeper into developing cutting-edge Kinect for Windows applications.

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Order the v2 sensor

Order your v2 sensor, before the final version of SDK 2.0 is released later this year, and get an early start on developing new solutions.

Read technical docs

Dig into the details with the latest SDK release notes, the Human Interface Guidelines, and more.

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