01:31 PM
Connect Directly

Microsoft Unveils Works Suite 2006

The entry-level Microsoft Works contains new versions of several programs. It includes Word 2002, and encyclopedia, imaging, financial and mapping software.

Microsoft updated its entry-level bundle Wednesday with new versions of several of the programs in the collection aimed at consumers and home office users.

Works Suite 2006 includes Works 8 -- a word processor, spreadsheet, database, calendar, and e-mail integrated package -- Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2006, Digital Image Standard 2006, Money 2006 Standard, Streets & Trips Essentials 2006, and Word 2002, the stand-alone word processor from Office XP.

Digital Image, an image editing tool, now handles video as well as still images, and can be used to burn CDs to make copies of photo or video collections, while Encarta features a revamped interface, said Microsoft.

Works 8, however, remains unchanged, and is the same small-scale home user productivity bundle as when it launched more than a year ago.

Works Suite 2006 is available immediately for $99.95.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 18, 2014
Enterprise social network success starts and ends with integration. Here's how to finally make collaboration click.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
The weekly wrap-up of the top stories from this week.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.