In August 2006, the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit announced the worldwide Developers Conference that Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh will be released without the Visual Basic support. Training managers asked if there was a need to continue to Visual Basic training if their organizations are using a Macintosh.
Recently, MACBA revealed that Visual Basic is making a comeback and will be included in the next release of Mac Office, which Visual Basic training is important, no matter what the platform is deployed at the office.
Public reaction to the loss of Visual Basic
Some Mac owners are bitter announcement, saying that the office is useless for them. Many vowed to leave Microsoft in favor of Open Office or refuse to upgrade.
To some extent this reaction was fed delusion that Office 2008 will not support macros created in earlier versions of Office. Office 2008 supports Visual Basic macros, but the code can not be edited or a new Visual Basic applications to be written. One was also overstated the innate "mountains out of molehills," the effect of internet communication.
Despite the large and often profanity-laced responses to the decision, the Office 2008 has sold quite well. Most office users do not use the scripting function and were not influenced in any decision while others embraced the AppleScript to create macros they potrebno.Svijet not the end, life continues, and there was no decline in demand for Visual Basic training.
Back to Visual Basic
MACBA is never opposed to Visual Basic. But software developers have deadlines, and eventually they realized that the work should continue to support VB will delay the release of Office 2008 is unacceptable. Software creation is like any manufacturing process and end features must be cut to meet the timeframes.
Even before Visual Basic was officially cut from the project, the developers are working on a way to bring him back in the next version. Their commitment increased when they saw the unfortunate owners of the Macintosh with the removal of features.
Though it is time for the official announcement, which showed that the next version of Office for Mac will definitely see a return of full support for Visual Basic Scripting.
if the organization Use Office 2008?
In light of this news, the company still faced with the decision on whether to upgrade Office 2004 to Office 2008.Značajke latest version of the software package must be balanced against the loss of the ability to edit or create new macros.
Office 2004 is still a great product that remains competitive in the modern business environment. If your organization needs a macro support, it would be advisable to remain on older platforms until the release of the following verzije.Visual Basic training will be lost, and can be used when a new version of Office is released.