Microsoft Corporation on Wednesday announced the availability of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) 6.0, its Visual Basic-based development environment for third party Windows applications. VBA 6.0, which will be included in Office 2000, adds a host of new features, including multi-threading and digital signature support.

"The new features in VBA 6.0--such as development environment customization, support for digital signatures and multithreading--enable a wide range of application architectures, from rich-client to multi-tier," said Tod Nielsen, Microsoft's vice president of developer marketing. "As VBA licensees continue to extend their platforms to enable new 'buy and customize' scenarios, Microsoft is committed to advancing VBA technology to meet the needs of both ISVs and their customers."

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