Beginning in June 1996, when Microsoft first announced the Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA) licensing program, Summit had offered 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.
As of July 1, 2007 Microsoft will no longer offer VBA distribution licenses to new customers. Existing VBA customers will still be able to purchase additional VBA licenses from Summit Software and Microsoft for existing solutions.