Microsoft announced earlier in the week that a non-commercial Kinect for Windows software development kit from the company would be coming in the Spring. Microsoft’s intent with the SDK “starter kit” is to make it easier for academic research and enthusiast communities to create better experiences using the technology.
The Kinect for Windows SDK is being release by Microsoft in collaboration with the Interactive Entertainment Business. The kit will give developers and researchers access to the deep Kinect system capabilities such as audio,system API’s, and direct control of the sensor.
Source: Microsoft Research