When one day Microsoft decided to create the multimedia encyclopedia Encarta, they knew that it would revolutionize the landscape of encyclopedias, becoming the industry leader. But not until 2009 was the stable version of Microsoft Encarta released, becoming an indispensable tool for both students and professionals.
Unfortunately, Microsoft stopped selling the Encarta Encyclopedia as such, despite its tremendous growth, as it had over 62,000 articles, which were supplemented with pictures, maps, audio and video, interactive activities and atlases. This, in several languages.
Although Microsoft doesn't currently offer any alternative to Encarta, many of us still have hope that, someday, they'll launch a new version of Encarta.
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