Official blog post for using Kinect V2 with Windows Hello in Windows 10:
To take advantage of Kinect for Windows Hello, you either need a Kinect for Windows device or an Xbox One Kinect. If you have Xbox One version, you need to purchase a cable so it can be connected to a PC (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...ctID.308803600
). This additional cable costs $49.99. The Kinect for Windows version is a Kinect with the PC cable included.
Kinect developer preview for Windows 10!
We are happy to announce our public preview of Kinect support for Windows 10.
This preview adds support for using Kinect with the built-in Windows.Devices.Perception APIs (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...erception.aspx
), and it also provides beta support for using Kinect with Windows Hello (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-what-is-hello
Getting started is easy. First, make sure you already have a working Kinect for Windows V2 attached to your Windows 10 PC. The Kinect Configuration Verifier (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=513889
) can make sure everything is functioning okay. Also, make sure your Kinect has a good view of your face - we recommend centering it as close to the top or bottom of your monitor as possible, and at least 0.5 meters from your face.
Then follow these steps to install the Kinect developer preview for Windows 10:
1. The first step is to opt-in to driver flighting.
You can follow the instructions here (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...=vs.85%29.aspx
) to set up your registry by hand, or you can use the following text to create a .reg file to right-click and import the settings:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
2. Next, you can use Device Manager to update to the preview version of the Kinect driver and runtime:
1. Open Device Manager (Windows key + x, then m).
2. Expand “Kinect sensor devices”.
3. Right-click on "WDF KinectSensor Interface 0".
4. Click "Update Driver Software..."
5. Click “Search automatically for updated driver software”.
6. Allow it to download and install the new driver.
Once you have the preview version of the Kinect for Windows V2 driver (version 2.1.1511.11000 or higher), you can start developing sensor apps for Windows 10 using Visual Studio 2015 with Windows developer tools (http://dev.windows.com/en-us/downloads
You can also set up Windows Hello to log in using your Kinect:
1. Go to “Settings->Accounts->Sign-in options”.
2. Add a PIN if you haven’t already.
3. In the Windows Hello section, click “Set up” and follow the instructions to enable Windows Hello!
That’s it! You can send us your feedback at email@example.com
All the info, in lots more languages!
Many of you have probably already noticed that our Kinect for Windows developer webpage has a new home under the Windows Dev Center (http://dev.windows.com/en-us/kinect
). This is where you can go to learn about the features of the v2 sensor and the free Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0, and to get information about building Kinect-enabled Windows apps.
We will also continue to showcase solutions from our MVPs and partners on the blog. In fact, we would love to feature more of the innovative work being done by our partner community. So partners, let’s hear from you: send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) about your solution.
The most exciting thing about this transition to the Windows Dev Center is all of our content will now be localized into 23 different languages!
>>Read the full blogpost here: http://aka.ms/k4wblog
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One of our MVPs and partners, N Squared Solutions, recently published a new app to the Windows store and it has been a hit! This digital signage application is a great way to make a statement at any visible location, whether it be a building lobby or corporate event.
“Unlike existing technology, nsquared media viewer is intelligently reactive to the presence of people which means a greater potential to captivate passers-by, getting them pay attention to your content and get your brand noticed.”
For more detail check out their full blogpost: http://nsquaredblog.blogspot.com/201...ia-viewer.html
>> Download a free demo here: http://aka.ms/nsquaredmediaviewer