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Microsoft Encarta Premium 2007

Microsoft Encarta Premium 2007 is fun for exploring the arts, history, science, and geography through articles, images, and videos, especially for elementary school learners.

By September 11, 2006

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 11, 2006

MSRP: $49.95


Microsoft Encarta 2006

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.

By August 19, 2005

3 stars Editors' rating August 19, 2005

Why Metro now rules at Microsoft

The tile-based user interface created for Windows Phone has moved to the core of Microsoft's consumer offerings. Now, Microsoft has to make sure it doesn't muddy Metro's clear design.

By February 8, 2012


Microsoft closing the book on Encarta

The software maker decides to shelve its online encyclopedia, no doubt due to the growth of alternatives such as Wikipedia.

By March 30, 2009


Microsoft Encarta Reference Library

The addition of Discovery Channel videos and interface tweaks make Encarta 2004 an essential tool for both parents and children.

By July 29, 2003

4.5 stars Editors' rating July 29, 2003

Juror's imprudent iPhone search causes mistrial

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.

By September 16, 2010


School days for Bill Gates (Q&A)

Following a cross-country collegiate jaunt, Microsoft's chairman speaks with CNET's Ina Fried about the tour, the challenges in global health and education, and nostalgia for the software company he founded.

By April 22, 2010


Microsoft to discontinue MS Money

The software maker has notified financial institutions that it plans to stop selling its long-running personal finance program, CNET News has learned.

By June 10, 2009


Microsoft Encarta Reference Library Premium 2005 - complete package

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.

By August 18, 2004

4 stars Editors' rating August 18, 2004

MSRP: $49.99


Wales giving up on Wikia Search

Having determined that it can't cut it in search, the user-generated reference company of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales kills its experimental engine.

By March 31, 2009