- Drivers, for using a Kinect sensor device with a Windows-based PC.
- API and device interfaces, together with technical documentation for developers.
- Source code samples.
- Documentation for creatively exploring natural user interface (NUI) possibilities for non-commercial use.
As said by Brandon LeBlanc, from the Windows Team, “Today we are making available the beta for the Kinect for Windows SDK. The SDK includes device drivers for Kinect as well as APIs, device interfaces, installer documentation and other resource materials. The SDK is designed for academic researchers, developers and enthusiasts to take advantage of Kinect on the PC for creating incredible software projects utilizing natural user interface (NUI). The SDK gives developers access to key pieces of Kinect such as its audio technology, skeletal tracking, and system application programming interfaces and direct control of the Kinect sensor.”