Kinect for Windows Beta 2 released

Screenshot of the new Kinect Website

So last Friday was Kinect’s 1st Birthday and one of the presents it was given was a shiny new website at kinectforwindows.org. Coinciding with this 1st anniversary, a new version of the SDK has been released and Kinect for Windows SDK Beta 2 is now available for download!

Some new features in Beta 2 are support for 64-bit applications, support for the SDK running on the developer preview of Windows 8, more accurate skeletal tracking and better support for using 2 Kinect devices. There’s a new sample in the SDK that shows off the powerful audio tracking capabilities and improvements made for speech recognition.

For a full list of the new features and to hear the latest news from Rob Relyea, check the video and blog post over at Channel9’s Coding4Fun website.

If you want to see some of the projects that people are working on right now and to download sample projects, check out the Coding4Fun Kinect gallery.

So go to kinectforwindows.org to download the latest version of the SDK. If you have any questions then head over to the Kinect for Windows SDK forums.

Published by Spooner

Creative Technologist at Microsoft in the UK working in the Developer & Platform Evangelism group, he is at the forefront of emerging technologies being developed across Microsoft and champions their deployment to developers and digital agencies. His work is focused around mobile, the web and Natural User Interfaces.

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