() () Microsoft Encarta was a digital multimedia encyclopedia published by from 1993 to 2009. As of 2008, the complete English version, Encarta Premium, consisted of more than 62,000 articles, numerous photos and illustrations, music clips, videos, interactivities, timelines, maps and atlas, and homework tools, and was available on the by yearly subscription or by purchase on or multiple. Many articles could also be viewed online free of charge, a service supported by advertisements.
Microsoft published similar encyclopedias under the Encarta trademark in various languages, including German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese. Localized versions may contain contents licensed from available national sources and may contain more or less content than the full English version. For example, the Dutch version has content from the Dutch Winkler Prins encyclopedia. In March 2009, Microsoft announced it was discontinuing the Encarta disc and online versions. The MSN Encarta site in all countries except Japan was closed on October 31, 2009. Japan's Encarta site was closed on December 31, 2009.
Microsoft encarta encyclopedia free download - Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe 2002 Patch Shockwave, Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2001 Patch Shockwave, Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 97 Patch: Incompatibility with Intellipoint, and many more programs. Encarta Encyclopedia. 408 likes 1 talking about this. Get unlimited knowledge by clicking here. Encarta Microsoft's digital encyclopedia. Launched in 1993 on CD-ROM, Encarta was initially based on the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia and later augmented with the inclusion of Collier's and New Merit Scholar's Encyclopedias.
The Encarta online dictionary at dictionary.msn.com will continue to be operated by Microsoft. Contents  History Britannica's 1989 Compton's Multimedia Encyclopedia was the first 'multimedia' CD-ROM encyclopedia. 's 1985 on CD-ROM was text-only. In 1990, when it was called The New Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia (1988-1991), still pictures were added, The first appeared in 1992 as The New Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Microsoft initiated Encarta by purchasing non-exclusive to the Encyclopedia, incorporating it into its first edition in 1993. (Funk & Wagnalls continued to publish revised editions for several years independently of Encarta, but then ceased printing in the late 1990s.) Previously having been referred to by the codename 'Gandalf,' the name Encarta was created for Microsoft by an advertising agency. Microsoft had originally approached, the gold standard of encyclopedias for over a century, in the 1980s, but it declined, believing its print media sales would be hurt; however the was forced to sell at below book value in 1996 when the print sales could no longer compete with Encarta and the Microsoft distribution channel which focused on copies with new computer systems.