With the release of Office 2010, Microsoft introduced a 64-bit version that enables users to work with larger sets of data. Its use in enterprise was initilly limited due to the 32-bit version being installed by default on 64-bit systems. Office 2010 necessitated a new version of Visual Basic for Applications 7.0 (VBA) that works on both 32- and 64-bit systems.
As Office 2013 becomes more widely adopted in enterprise, the situation is changing due to the increased prevalence of compatible hardware running 64-bit Windows, and because more companies are electing to take advantage of 64-bit applications.
Existing VBA code has to be reviewed and updated to ensure compatibility with both versions of Office. Allione is currently working to certify its products as compatible with the following Office editions:
- Office 2010 (64-bit)
- Office 2013 (32-bit)
- Office 2013 (64-bit)
Updates to the Sales Report, Forward Order Report and DashBoard Report will be deployed in the coming weeks to enable compatibility with the above products, in addition to all previously certified compatible Office editions.