VBA for Macintosh Goes Away

Joel Spolsky on Microsoft’s decision to drop VBA from the upcoming Office 2008 for Mac:

But what’s really interesting about this story is how Microsoft has managed to hoist itself by its own petard. By locking in users and then not supporting their own lock-in features, they’re effectively making it very hard for many Mac Office 2004 users to upgrade to Office 2008, forcing a lot of their customers to reevaluate which desktop applications to use.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007