The studio is targeting business users by providing them with the tools they require to create third-party software for the motion peripheral.
Toyota and Razorfish are among 200 companies said to be piloting the software to help them take advantage of Kinect's functionality with the Windows operating system.
Microsoft Research scientist Anoop Gupta told CNET that the motion hardware "could be a meaningful business" providing "both the hardware and the software opportunity" for developers.
The platform holder previously rolled its out official Windows SDK for Kinect, available as a free download for non-commercial users. It is yet to be confirmed whether the kit will be compatible with the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.
The new SDK will be released by Microsoft in early 2012.
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