Contents tagged with Encarta

  • Microsoft Encarta ends in October

    Posted by bink on March 31 2009, 4:48 AM. Posted in Encarta.

    On October 31, 2009, MSN® Encarta® Web sites worldwide will be discontinued, with the exception of Encarta Japan, which will be discontinued on December 31, 2009. Additionally, Microsoft will cease to sell Microsoft Student and Encarta Premium software products worldwide by June 2009. We understand that Encarta users may have questions regarding this announcement so we have prepared this list of questions and answers below. Please keep reading if you would like more information about these changes to Encarta.

    Why are these Encarta Web sites and software products being discontinued? Encarta has been a popular product around the world for many years. However, the category of traditional encyclopedias and reference material has changed. People today seek and consume information in considerably different ways than in years past. As part of Microsoft’s goal to deliver the most effective and engaging resources for today’s consumer, it has made the decision to exit the Encarta business.

    Microsoft's vision is that everyone around the world needs to have access to quality education, and we believe that we can use what we’ve learned and assets we’ve accrued with offerings like Encarta to develop future technology solutions. In doing so, we feel strongly that we are making the right investments that will help make our vision a reality.

    When are these Encarta Web sites and software products being discontinued? MSN Encarta worldwide (except Japan) will be discontinued on October 31, 2009. MSN Encarta Japan will be discontinued on December 31, 2009. After these specified dates, the Web sites will no longer be available. Microsoft Student and Encarta Premium software products are also being discontinued. Microsoft will stop making them available for sale by June 2009

     

    http://encarta.msn.com/guide_page_FAQ/FAQ.html

  • Microsoft Heightens Commitment to Education, Delivers New Products to Motivate Students and Empower Teachers

    Posted by bink on July 6 2006, 7:15 PM. Posted in Encarta.

    Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007 and Learning Essentials 1.5 enhance teaching and learning environment to help students reach their academic potential.

    Microsoft Corp. today reaffirmed its commitment to helping schools break through challenges in teaching and learning by unveiling new versions of Microsoft® Student with Encarta® Premium 2007 and Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office 1.5 today at the annual National Educational Computing Conference. A large majority of today’s teachers (91 percent) believe that technology positively affects their students’ performance.1 These latest offerings from Microsoft help create a learning environment where teachers are inspired and students are engaged.

    Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007 is a software package of integrated tools and trusted content to help middle-school, high-school and entry-level college students create and complete top-quality assignments that can lead to academic confidence and success. With Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office 1.5, teachers can now use Microsoft Office applications to easily create interactive e-learning resources for use with standards-compliant learning management systems.

    “Microsoft is committed to helping students realize their full potential by enhancing the academic environment,” said Craig Bartholomew, general manager of the Education Products Group at Microsoft. “We accomplish this by collaborating closely with educators, administrators and students to understand their evolving challenges, and then delivering technology such as Microsoft Student and Learning Essentials to address these unique needs.”

    Microsoft Student With Encarta Premium 2007

    Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007 provides comprehensive resources to help with homework in math, science, language arts, foreign language study and social studies. Microsoft Student helps students complete assignments while providing teachers with a compelling tool to motivate students to enjoy learning. Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium provides the following features:

    Encarta Premium 2007. The No. 1 best-selling multimedia encyclopedia brand, equipping students with trusted information2

    Microsoft Math. A centralized resource to help students with what is often their most difficult subject that includes innovative Graphing Calculator software and step-by-step assistance on equations ranging from pre-algebra through calculus and sciences

    Learning Essentials for Students. Curriculum-based templates and tutorials to move students beyond the blank page

    Students using the 2006 edition of the product report they have seen improvements in their academic performance. “Microsoft Student has been an awesome tool for my homework,” said eighth-grade student Jason Orchant. “Not only have my grades improved, but I don’t shudder at the thought of reports and big projects because I have these resources at my disposal.”

    Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007 is scheduled for retail availability today for an estimated retail price of $69.95 (U.S.)3 with a $20 mail-in rebate. Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007 is available at low academic pricing for educational institutions through Microsoft Academic Volume Licensing programs. Through the Student Select program, participating educational institutions can pass along their low volume-licensing price for Microsoft Student to their students.

    More information is available at http://www.microsoft.com/student. Continue At Source

  • Microsoft Releases Student With Encarta Premium 2007; Teachers, Parents and Students Give Software an A+

    Posted by bink on July 6 2006, 6:37 PM. Posted in Encarta.

    New homework software helps eighth-grader earn best report card ever.

    Nine out of 10 teachers agree that students who turn to technology for homework help perform better than those who do not, according to a recent independent survey commissioned by Microsoft Corp. However, 71 percent of teachers worry that students are not finding what they need on the Internet, and 85 percent wish there were more technology-based resources available.1

    Today Microsoft released Microsoft® Student with Encarta® Premium 2007, a software package of integrated tools and trusted information that empowers middle-school through entry-level college students to create and complete accurate assignments that can lead to better grades and academic confidence.

    “All students deserve an excellent education, and technology is a critical piece of that equation,” said Marissa Rocha, product manager for Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007. “Our goal with Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007 is to provide a streamlined homework resource that helps students quickly get to the heart of the assignment and produce high-quality work in key academic subjects.”

  • Encarta 2006

    Posted by bink on June 24 2005, 7:31 PM. Posted in Encarta.

    Few days ago I posted box shots of the 1st 2006 products from Microsoft, Encarta 2006 box shot was not available then, now it is:Pre order at Amazon