Microsoft Encarta

Microsoft Encarta
Encarta95 Main1.png
The Main screen of Encarta '95
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Developer(s)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Initial release version
Initial release date
Latest release version
Latest release date1993
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Website

Microsoft Encarta is a digital encyclopedia program made by Microsoft. It was initially released on CD-ROM. It was also available on the Internet via an annual subscription. It was discontinued on 31 October 2009.

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Name Release date Notes
Encarta 1993 Edition[1] 1993 First edition of Encarta
Encarta 1994 Edition
Encarta '95 1994 Also available for Macintosh
Encarta 96 1995
  • First to introduce Encarta Atlas
  • First to transition into a 32-bit application
Encarta 97 1996
Encarta 98 1997 First to have "Virtual Globe"
Encarta 99 1998 Introduced redesigned UI
Encarta 2000 1999 First to have "Map Treks" and last version to support Windows 95
Encarta 2001 2000 First to use Windows Installer as installer engine
Encarta 2002 2001
  • First to introduce 3D Virtual Tours
  • New logo
  • Renamed "Reference Suite" to "Reference Library"
Encarta 2003 2002
Encarta 2004 2003 Last version to support Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98 and Windows Me
Encarta 2005 2004 New logo
Encarta 2006 2005 Part of Microsoft Students
Encarta 2007 2006
Encarta 2008 2007
Encarta 2009 2008 Last release of Encarta

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