Kinect for Windows Developer Toolkit Update v1.5.1; System Center 2012 VMM OVF Export/Import Tool; Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator v19.9; Windows Server Operating System MP 6.0.6972.0; Cumulative Update #14/#7/#2 for SQL Server 2008 R2; R2 SP1; SQL Server 2012

Kinect Developer Toolkit update v1.5.1 released today -- update boosts Kinect Studio performance and stability, improves face tracking, and introduces offline documentation support. If you have already installed the SDK, simply download the new v1.5.1 Developer Toolkit Update. If you are new to Kinect for Windows, you will want to download both Kinect for Windows […]

Kinect Developer Toolkit version 1.5.1Kinect Developer Toolkit update v1.5.1 released today -- update boosts Kinect Studio performance and stability, improves face tracking, and introduces offline documentation support.

If you have already installed the SDK, simply download the new v1.5.1 Developer Toolkit Update.

If you are new to Kinect for Windows, you will want to download both Kinect for Windows SDK v1.5 and Developer Toolkit v1.5.1.

"Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK provides the native and managed APIs and the tools you need to develop Kinect for Windows Applications. Developers can create rich experiences by using Microsoft Kinect for Windows sensor technology on computers running Windows 7 and Windows Embedded Standard 7," Microsoft stated.

"Developing Kinect for Windows Applications is essentially the same as developing other Windows applications, except that this SDK provides support for the features of the Microsoft Kinect for Windows sensor (color images, depth images, audio, skeletal data, etc.)," the company adds.

DownloadKinect for Windows SDK 1.5.1

System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) OVF Export/Import tool

The System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) OVF Export/Import tool released to the Microsoft Download Center, allows System Center 2012 VMM users to import and export a virtual machine in an OVF 1.1 format from VMware's vCenter and Citrix's Xen Server is now avialable.

The OVF Import/EXport tool uses the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)'s Open Virtualization Format (OVF 1.1) standard, enables Interoperability between System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and VMware vCenter and Citrix Xen Server is now avilable -- is a set of cmdlets for use with VMM.

You can download System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions here.

We've made several enhancements and bug fixes based on community feedback.

v19.9 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator now available for download.

Windows Server Operating System Monitoring Management Pack version 6.0.6972.0 now available, consolidates disk monitoring for all types of disks as mentioned above. However, for Logical Disks, the previous Logical Disk Free Space monitor, which uses a combination
of Available MB and %Free space, is still enabled. If you prefer to use the new monitors (Disk Free Space (MB) Low Disk Free Space (%) Low), you must disable the Logical Disk Free Space monitor before enabling the new monitors.

"The default thresholds for the Available MB monitor are not changed, the warning threshold (which will not alert) is 500MB and the error threshold (which will alert) is 300MB. This will cause alerts to be generated for small disk volumes. Before enabling the new monitors, it is recommended to create a group of these small disks (using the disk size properties as criteria for the group), and overriding the threshold for available MB."

Download SCOM MP here.

Cumulative Update #14/#7/#2 for SQL Server 2008 R2; R2 SP1; SQL Server 2012

Microsoft SQL Server Sustained Engineering team announce the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 Cumulative Update 14; Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1; and Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2012.

Cumulative Update 14 contains a roll-up of hotfixes released since the initial release of SQL Server 2008 R2.