Microsoft Encarta

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

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Name Release date Notes
Encarta 1994 Edition 1993 First edition of Encarta
Encarta '95 1994 Also available for Macintosh
Encarta 96 1995 First to introduce Encarta Atlas
Encarta 97 1996
Encarta 98 1997
Encarta 99 1998 Introduced redesigned UI
Encarta 2000 1999 First to have "Map Treks"
Encarta 2001 2000
Encarta 2002 2001 First to introduce 3D Virtual Tours
Encarta 2003 2002
Encarta 2004 2003
Encarta 2005 2004
Encarta 2006 2005 A part of Microsoft Students
Encarta 2007 2006
Encarta 2008 2007
Encarta 2009 2008 Last release of Encarta