Migrating Projects From Previous Releases
Kinect for Windows 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8
Each Kinect for Windows version 1.X is backward compatible with previous 1.X versions. For example, any Kinect-enabled application authored in version 1.0 will work on version 1.7 without any changes.
If you are still using the Beta2 SDK, see Migrating from Beta 2 to Version 1.0 for migration details.