Visual Basic for Applications
Discontinuation of the VBA Licensing Program
Since June 1996, when we first announced the Microsoft® Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA) licensing program, we have been offering VBA for licensing to Independent Software Vendors and others who wished to integrate VBA into their own applications. As previously announced, Microsoft does not expect to make significant enhancements to VBA. This does not impact the current support commitments for VBA in any way, and of course, it does not impact any license arrangements that are in force. In particular, this does not impact VBA in Microsoft Office products.
As of July 1, 2007, Microsoft will no longer offer VBA distribution licenses to new customers. Existing VBA customers can still purchase additional VBA licenses from Microsoft for existing solutions.
Summit/Microsoft Partnership Information
Effective July 1, 2011, Microsoft will move technical support for both Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) in-house. Summit Software will continue to provide business operations support for both technologies. For more information, please see the transition document.