The Kinect for Windows SDK enables developers to create applications that support gesture and voice recognition, using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows 8 Developer Preview (desktop applications only).

The Kinect for Windows SDK includes the following:

  • Drivers, for using Kinect sensor devices on a computer running Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows 8 Developer Preview (desktop applications only)
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs) and device interfaces, along with technical documentation
  • Source code samples

DOWNLOAD Kinect SDK for Windows – Version 1.0 – (226MB) (1 February 2012)

Referenced from Kinect for Windows Website, more information available at

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindows/develop/overview.aspx