Microsoft Confirms Temporary Rollback of Macro Blocking Capability

Microsoft Confirms Temporary Rollback of Macro Blocking Capability-01

Microsoft has stated that a recent feature rollback involving the disabling of internet macros in its Office programme is simply a temporary measure.

Since 2016, Microsoft office has blocked macros in documents downloaded from the Internet. The user is alerted by a yellow notice that editing has been disabled and is given the option to reactivate editing and macros with a single click. Microsoft said in January 2022 that Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros would be restricted by default, and in February the tech giant changed the default Office behavior regarding macros such that users could no longer enable macros with a single click in documents downloaded over the internet.

The company specifically changed the yellow alert to a new one to tell users that the document’s Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros had been disabled.

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