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.
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.