Discontinued Microsoft Education Software

Retired Educational Microsoft Products

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Last updated December 17, 2019.

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Microsoft Musical Instruments (1992)

Microsoft Musical Instruments Title Screen (1992)

Microsoft Musical Instruments Title Screen (1992)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Art Gallery (1993)

Microsoft Art Gallery Title Screen (1993)

Microsoft Art Gallery Title Screen (1993)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft Art Gallery Description of Alterpieces (1993)

Microsoft Art Gallery Description of Alterpieces (1993)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft Dinosaurs (1993)

Microsoft Dinosaurs Box Cover (1993)

Microsoft Dinosaurs Box Cover (1993)
Source: imgur.com

Microsoft Dinosaurs Home Screen (1993)

Microsoft Dinosaurs Home Screen (1993)
Source: obscuritory.com

Microsoft Isaac Asimov's The Ultimate Robot (1993)

Microsoft Isaac Asimov's The Ultimate Robot CD Cover (1993)

Microsoft Isaac Asimov's The Ultimate Robot CD Cover (1993)
Source: carousell.com

Microsoft Isaac Asimov's The Ultimate Robot User Interface (1993)

Microsoft Isaac Asimov's The Ultimate Robot User Interface (1993)
Source: shoplack.com

Gahan Wilson's The Ultimate Haunted House (1993)

Gahan Wilson's The Ultimate Haunted House Box Cover (1993)

Gahan Wilson's The Ultimate Haunted House Box Cover (1993)
Source: miserablepileofsecrets.com

Microsoft Dangerous Creatures (1994)

Lifespan: 1 year
Microsoft leaned in heavily to the educational space in the 1990s, with a series of titles from their Microsoft Home group. Dangerous Creatures educated children about animals from around the globe with images, audio, and videos.

Microsoft Dangerous Creatures Home Screen (1994)

Microsoft Dangerous Creatures Home Screen (1994)
Source: old-games.com

Microsoft Dangerous Creatures Atlas (1994)

Microsoft Dangerous Creatures Atlas (1994)
Source: old-games.com

Microsoft Ancient Lands (1994)

Microsoft Ancient Lands Intro Screen (1994)

Microsoft Ancient Lands Intro Screen (1994)
Source: old-games.com

Microsoft Ancient Lands Map Screen (1994)

Microsoft Ancient Lands Map Screen (1994)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: America's Architect (1994)

The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: America's Architect Title Screen (1994)

The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: America's Architect Title Screen (1994)
Source: shoplack.com

The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: America's Architect Building Detail Screen (1994)

The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: America's Architect Building Detail Screen (1994)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft SoundBits (1992-1994)

Microsoft SoundBits Box Cover (1994)

Microsoft SoundBits Box Cover (1994)
Source: nerddoctor.com

Microsoft Complete Baseball (1994-1995)

Microsoft Complete Baseball Main Menu (1995)

Microsoft Complete Baseball Main Menu (1995)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft Complete NBA Basketball (1994-1995)

Microsoft Complete NBA Basketball Title Screen (1994)

Microsoft Complete NBA Basketball Title Screen (1994)
Source: launchbox-app.com

Microsoft Complete NBA Basketball Michael Jordan Player Detail (1994)

Microsoft Complete NBA Basketball Michael Jordan Player Detail (1994)
Source: launchbox-app.com

Microsoft Oceans (1995)

Microsoft Oceans Title Screen (1995)

Microsoft Oceans Title Screen (1995)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft 500 Nations (1995)

Microsoft 500 Nations Box Cover (1995)

Microsoft 500 Nations Box Cover (1995)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft 500 Nations Map (1995)

Microsoft 500 Nations Map (1995)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft World of Flight (1995)

Microsoft World of Flight Title Screen (1995)

Microsoft World of Flight Title Screen (1995)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft World of Flight South Pacific Detail (1995)

Microsoft World of Flight South Pacific Detail (1995)
Source: wordpress.com

Microsoft Dogs (1995)

Microsoft Dogs Title Screen (1995)

Microsoft Dogs Title Screen (1995)
Source: oldpcgaming.net

Microsoft Dogs Breed Detail (1995)

Microsoft Dogs Breed Detail (1995)
Source: wordpress.com

Microsoft Wine Guide (1995)

Microsoft Wine Guide Title Screen (1995)

Microsoft Wine Guide Title Screen (1995)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft Wine Guide Region Map (1995)

Microsoft Wine Guide Region Map (1995)
Source: shoplack.com

Julia Child: Home Cooking with Master Chefs (1995)

Julia Child: Home Cooking with Master Chefs Main Menu (1995)

Julia Child: Home Cooking with Master Chefs Main Menu (1995)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft Composer Collection (1995)

Microsoft Composer Collection Box Front and Back (1995)

Microsoft Composer Collection Box Front and Back (1995)
Source: elisoftware.org

Microsoft Multimedia Mozart: The Dissonant Quartet (1992-1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Mozart: The Dissonant Quartet Box Front (1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Mozart: The Dissonant Quartet Box Front (1995)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft Multimedia Mozart: The Dissonant Quartet Interface (1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Mozart: The Dissonant Quartet Interface (1995)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft Multimedia Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony (1992-1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony Cover Art (1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony Cover Art (1995)
Source: amazon.com

Microsoft Multimedia Schubert: The Trout Quintet (1992-1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Schubert: The Trout Quintet Main Menu (1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Schubert: The Trout Quintet Main Menu (1995)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft Multimedia Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (1992-1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Install (1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Install (1995)
Source: i-logout.cz

Microsoft Multimedia Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Main Menu (1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Main Menu (1995)
Source: i-logout.cz

Microsoft Multimedia Strauss: Three Tone Poems (1992-1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Strauss: Three Tone Poems Main Menu (1995)

Microsoft Multimedia Strauss: Three Tone Poems Main Menu (1995)
Source: asablo.jp

Microsoft Ghostwriter Mysteries (1995)

Microsoft Ghostwriter Mysteries Box Front and Back (1995)

Microsoft Ghostwriter Mysteries Box Front and Back (1995)
Source: assemblergames.com

P.J.'s Reading Adventures (1995)

P.J.'s Reading Adventures Box Cover (1995)

P.J.'s Reading Adventures Box Cover (1995)
Source: videodetective.com

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature (1995)

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature Box Cover (1995)

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of Nature Box Cover (1995)
Source: amazon.com

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of People (1995)

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of People Title Screen (1995)

Microsoft Explorapedia: The World of People Title Screen (1995)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft Complete Gardening (1996)

Microsoft Complete Gardening Box Cover (1996)

Microsoft Complete Gardening Box Cover (1996)
Source: amazon.com

Microsoft Complete Gardening User Interface (1996)

Microsoft Complete Gardening User Interface (1996)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft Reader's Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide (1996)

Microsoft Reader's Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide Mention in Billboard Mag (1996)

Microsoft Reader's Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide Mention in Billboard Mag (1996)
Source: google.com

Microsoft Cinemania (1992-1997)

Microsoft Cinemania 95 CD Cover (1995)

Microsoft Cinemania 95 CD Cover (1995)
Source: amazon.com

Microsoft Cinemania Goodfellas Movie Detail (1996)

Microsoft Cinemania Goodfellas Movie Detail (1996)
Source: wordpress.com

Microsoft Music Central (1996-1997)

Lifespan: 1 year
Music Central was a compendium of songs and information on artists, with a 60,000 album dicography database. It also had videos and reviews. It was the music equivalent of Microsoft Cinemania. It sold for $45 (September 24,1996 PC Magazine).

Microsoft Music Central 96 CD (1996)

Microsoft Music Central 96 CD (1996)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft Music Central 97 Home Screen (1997)

Microsoft Music Central 97 Home Screen (1997)
Source: shoplack.com

My Personal Tutor (1997)

Microsoft My Personal Tutor Box Art (1997)

Microsoft My Personal Tutor Box Art (1997)
Source: amazon.com

The Magic School Bus (1994-2001)

Microsoft The Magic School Bus CD Collection (2000)

Microsoft The Magic School Bus CD Collection (2000)
Source: deviantart.com

The Magic School Bus: Whales & Dolphins (2001)

The Magic School Bus: Whales & Dolphins (2001)
Source: shoplack.com

Microsoft Bookshelf (1987-2000)

Lifespan: 13 years
Bookshelf was a powerful suite of research tools contained in CD-ROM format for both PCs and Macs. The product contained a dictionary, thesaurus, almanac, chronology, quotation dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, web directory, zip code directory, and post office directory. It retailed for $295 in 1987 (March 9, 1987 InfoWorld).

Microsoft Bookshelf 95 running on Windows 3.1 (1995)

Microsoft Bookshelf 95 running on Windows 3.1 (1995)
Source: old-games.com

Microsoft Bookshelf running on Classic Mac OS (1997)

Microsoft Bookshelf running on Classic Mac OS (1997)
Source: macintoshgarden.org

Microsoft Encarta (1993-2009)

Lifespan: 16 years

Microsoft Encarta Home Screen on Windows 3.1 (1993)

Microsoft Encarta Home Screen on Windows 3.1 (1993)
Source: twitter.com

Microsoft Encarta Map of the United States on Windows 3.1 (1993)

Microsoft Encarta Map of the United States on Windows 3.1 (1993)
Source: twitter.com

Microsoft Student (2006-2009)

Microsoft Student 2007 Interface (2007)

Microsoft Student 2007 Interface (2007)
Source: fandom.com

Microsoft MapPoint (2000-2013)

Lifespan: 13 years

Microsoft MapPoint 2013 Map View (2013)

Microsoft MapPoint 2013 Map View (2013)
Source: youtube.com

Microsoft Streets & Trips (1988-2013)

Lifespan: 25 years

Microsoft Streets & Trips 2010 Map View (2010)

Microsoft Streets & Trips 2010 Map View (2010)
Source: amazon.com

Microsoft AutoRoute (2001-2015)

Lifespan: 14 years

Microsoft AutoRoute Map (2014)

Microsoft AutoRoute Map (2014)
Source: europebycamper.com

Microsoft Classroom (2016-2018)

Lifespan: 2 years

Microsoft Classroom Assignments Page (2016)

Microsoft Classroom Assignments Page (2016)
Source: microsoft.com

Microsoft Reader (2000-2018)

Lifespan: 18 years

Microsoft Reader Interface (2009)

Microsoft Reader Interface (2009)
Source: softonic.com

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