The software maker decides to shelve its online encyclopedia, no doubt due to the growth of alternatives such as Wikipedia.
Microsoft Encarta Premium 2007 is fun for exploring the arts, history, science, and geography through articles, images, and videos, especially for elementary school learners.
Encarta is an addictive multimedia treat, once you figure out how to use it and fend off the long arm of Microsoft's marketing team.
Although a relatively minor update, Encarta 2005 makes it easier and more enjoyable for kids to get at all of the information in this excellent reference library.
The addition of Discovery Channel videos and interface tweaks make Encarta 2004 an essential tool for both parents and children.
Juror hears that defendant in manslaughter case acted prudently. Needing to be sure what "prudent" meant, he checks on is phone and a mistrial is declared.
Having determined that it can't cut it in search, the user-generated reference company of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales kills its experimental engine.
Microsoft Student 2007 is a friendly, thorough homework resource for middle and high schoolers learning math, foreign languages, literature, and more, but you'll need to buy Office to fully use it, and you'll pay dearly for tech support.
Student 2006 is an excellent homework helper for late-elementary, middle, and high-school kids. If you already use Microsoft Office, it's a good buy. If you don't, it's too expensive.
Software maker says that it will stop selling the Microsoft Research-developed panoramic video camera and instead license the technology to Polycom.