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Kinect Explorer for SharePoint 2010

Setup Guide v1.0

To start developing or building on Kinect Explorer for SharePoint 2010, you’ll need to setup your development environment as follows:

1. SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Foundation Server Access:
To use Kinect Explorer for SharePoint, you’ll need access to SharePoint site. You can have SharePoint installed on your development machine, installed in Virtual Machine or SharePoint site from any public URL. In all these cases, make sure that you can access this SharePoint installation from your development environment.
For more information about installing SharePoint Server 2010:
On Windows Server 2008: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607866.aspx

On Windows 7: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx

2. Visual Studio 2010:
To build applications for Kinect, you’ll require Visual Studio 2010 installed on your development machine.

Visual Studio 2010 Trial: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=12187

3. Kinect for Windows SDK v1.0:

You need to install Kinect for Windows SDK v1.0 to build this application. You can download and install this SDK with all the required components.

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

Download and extract Kinect Explorer for SharePoint from http://kinectexplorersp.codeplex.com/

Before running the project make sure that you make changes as per given below instructions.

Also, make sure that Kinect hardware device is connected with power supply and your development machine. Do not disconnect the hardware in between, when your application is running. Don’t forget to stop Kinect hardware through API using Stop() function before closing your application.

Before running the project make sure, you provide correct SharePoint site details in source code. Currently we’re not accessing this data from user input. To update this data:

1. Open the project in Visual Studio

2. From SharePointExplorer => UserControls open SharePointLocator.xaml.cs file.
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3. Change SharePoint site details with your SharePoint site credentials in Authenticate method to authenticate with SharePoint site:

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Using the Kinect Explorer for SharePoint 2010:

1. When you start the explorer you will be prompted with a SharePoint Locator that enables you to login to your SharePoint site.

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2. A Dashboard is then displayed to choose between different lists and containers in SharePoint that you may access.

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3. A DashboardItem screen displays the files within the chosen container.

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a. You may view the files by clicking on them or perform basic operations on your SharePoint site using pre-defined postures. These postures notify the explorer that an operation has been enabled and must be performed on the next file selection. In case of Move and Copy operations, once the source file is selected the explorer will redirect to the DashboardItem so that you can choose a destination for it. In case of delete, the selected item will be deleted from the specific container. (The postures are supposed to be performed while facing the Kinect)

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Disclaimer: The following pictures are disturbing at best and solely are used to serve the purpose of describing the different postures used. We are not responsible for any horrific nightmares that may be incurred on the viewer by looking at them.

b. Move a file

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c. Delete a file

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d. Copy a file

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Last edited Sep 7, 2012 at 5:41 AM by danielmc, version 1

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