Top Resources for Getting to Know Kinect v2 SDK

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The public preview for the Kinect V2 SDK came out recently and I get a few questions on where to start.  Here’s my top resources to help you out.

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Since the alpha device the hub and powersupply has reduced in size dramatically which makes it much easier to transport.

1. SDK Download – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43661. This has everything you need including a bunch of sample apps to get you started.

2. Buy the device – http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/pdp/Kinect-for-Windows-v2-Sensor/productID.299146900 A lot of people had trouble getting hold of the v1 device (in Australia anyway). Now you can order it straight from the Microsoft store.

3. Channel 9 videos: http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Programming-Kinect-for-Windows-v2 – set of jump start videos on all the main features of the v2 device.

4. Forums for when you get stuck: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=kinectsdks

5. Spread the word – @KinectWindows