Earlier in the week, reports began running about Office 2008 for the Mac and the future of VBA for other iterations of the infamous Microsoft suite. Many were concerned as it seemed that Microsoft was planning to deep six VBA altogether in the future, which could end up alienating a lot of customers that have come to rely on it.

They've posted a statement on the MSDN blog that clarifies what they are actually up to. It's indeed true that VBA is void on Office 2008 for the Mac, and it is true that they are no longer licensing VBA for others to use. However, they'll still be keeping VBA around in newer versions of Office - at least for PCs, and at least for Excel. The blog doesn't mention if it will be removed from other Office programs, or whether other system integration or functionality will be removed along with it.