Microsoft Corp. has released an updated version of Works Suite, its
package of productivity applications aimed at home computer users, the
company announced Thursday.
Works Suite 2006 includes updates to several programs, including
Digital Image Standard, which now supports video, hierarchical
keywords, and labels for organizing photos and video clips, Microsoft
The suite also adds a new tool to Money 2006 that allows users to pay
multiple bills from several accounts from the software’s bill calendar.
Other improvements include a sorting tool for Encarta Encyclopedia
Standard 2006 and updated map data for the U.S. and Canada in Streets
& Trips Essentials 2006. Microsoft Works 8 adds a feature to
overlay calendars for its iCalendar function, and Microsoft Word 2002
is the suite’s word processor.
Works Suite 2006 retails for US$99.95, of which $20 can be refunded through a mail-in rebate, Microsoft said.
By Jeremy Kirk – IDG News Service (London Bureau)