"the next generation of the Microsoft Office system will definitely contain all of the functionality that developers and power users expect from VBA"
Microsoft "will no longer license Visual Basic for Applications to new partners".
"Over the years, a number of partners such as Corel and AutoDesk, have licensed VBA to add application automation functionality to their products. Any existing partner can continue to ship VBA and Microsoft Office will continue to include it."
Let's see how long Autodesk will support VBA for AutoCAD.