The back of the box for Encarta Premium 2006 has a nifty feature chart that I've been unable to find online. Here's a posting of that chart, containing the differences between the North American versions of Encarta Premium 2006 and Microsoft Student:

 

Encarta 2006 Premium    

Microsoft Student 2006

Trusted Content

 

 

Articles

64,000+

66,000+

Photos and Illustrations

26,000+

26,000+

Videos and Animations

300+

300+

Sound and Music Clips

3,000+

3,000+

Map Locations

1.8 million

1.8 million

Links to Web Sites, Preselected by Editors

29,000+

29,000+

Interactive Resources

 

 

Videos from Discovery Channel

Yes

Yes

Interactive World Atlas

Yes

Yes

Encarta Kids

Yes

Yes

Dynamic Timeline

Yes

Yes

2-D/3-D Virtual

Yes

Yes

Virtual Flights

-

Yes

Read Aloud

Yes

Yes

Games

Yes

Yes

Useful Tools

 

 

Encarta Search Bar

Yes

Yes

Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Translation Dictionary      

Yes

Yes

Quotations

Yes

Yes

Internet Resources

 

 

Web Companion

Yes

Yes

Article Updates

Yes

Yes

Live News, Radio, Weather

Yes

Yes

Homework Resources

 

 

Student Tools for Microsoft Office

-

Yes

Graphing Calculator Software

-

Yes

Online Math Homework Help

-

Yes

Project Starters

-

Yes

Literature Guides (Book Summaries)

-

Yes

Style Guide

-

Yes

Additional Features

-

 

Hard Disk Install

Yes

Yes

 -Greg