Get Started by checking out videos of Kinect for Windows implementations, our basic documentation, blog articles, and Kinect events. The SDK, docs, and Toolkit are free, but the Kinect for Windows sensor must be purchased.
Downloads / Docs
All Downloads / Docs
Software Development Kit (SDK)
The Kinect for Windows SDK enables you to use C++, C#, or Visual Basic to create applications and experiences that support gesture and voice recognition by using the Kinect for Windows sensor and a computer or embedded device. The Developer Toolkit contains additional resources, sample applications with full source code Kinect Studio, and other resources to simplify and speed up application development.
Kinect for Windows SDK
The download includes drivers for using the Kinect for Windows sensor on a computer running Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Embedded Standard 7. Also included are APIs and device interfaces.
2013-09-17T00:00:00,222 MB,English

Download Latest SDK

Kinect for Windows Developer Toolkit
The download includes Human Interface Guidelines, sample applications (with full source code), Kinect Studio, Face Tracking SDK, and other resources.
2013-09-17,384 MB,English

Download Latest Toolkit

Key Documents
Sometimes you just want to know what's new. Other times, you need to dig into the details of an API. The following documents provide general information, best practices, and how-to.