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  1. #1
    Howard Kaikow Guest

    Bye bye VB 6!

    I stumbled upon info that indicates that MSFT is discontinuing VB 6 on 11
    Jan 2002.
    Can anybody confirm this?
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  2. #2
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    > I stumbled upon info that indicates that MSFT
    > is discontinuing VB6 on 11 Jan 2002.


    Howard: Where did you "stumble upon" this info?
    ---
    Phil Weber



  3. #3
    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    What Phil said. Can you share your source? Thanks...

    (From what I recall, MSFT has said they'll continue to "support" VB6, but now that
    you ask I don't recall them saying you could still "buy" it.)
    --
    [Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]


    "Howard Kaikow" <kaikow@standards.com> wrote in message
    news:3c1a837d@147.208.176.211...
    > I stumbled upon info that indicates that MSFT is discontinuing VB 6 on 11
    > Jan 2002.
    > Can anybody confirm this?
    > --
    > Please post your response to the newsgroup. Do not email me a copy of the
    > message.
    >
    > http://www.standards.com/ipusers/standards; Programming and support for
    > Word macros, including converting from WordBasic to VBA; Technical
    > reviewing; Standards; Product functional/design/specifications
    > ------------------------------------------------
    >
    >



  4. #4
    Howard Kaikow Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    I did get the information from Microsoft.

    The following is from the Microsoft U.S. Estimated Retail Price Price List.



    MSD Change 1/10/2002 Yes 046-00742 Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET
    Standard 2002 Win32 English North America CD
    Discontinued 1/11/2002 361-00667 Microsoft® Visual Basic® Enterprise
    6.0 Win32 English North America CD Refresh
    Discontinued 1/11/2002 361-00669 Microsoft® Visual Basic® Enterprise
    6.0 Win32 English Version Upgrade North America CD Refresh
    Discontinued 1/18/2002 046-00378 Microsoft® Visual Basic® for
    Windows® Learning Edition
    Discontinued 1/11/2002 203-00770 Microsoft® Visual Basic®
    Professional 6.0 Win32 English Competitive/Version Upgrade North America CD
    Refresh
    Discontinued 1/11/2002 203-00768 Microsoft® Visual Basic®
    Professional 6.0 Win32 English North America CD Refresh


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    "Phil Weber" <pweberonline@fawcette.com> wrote in message
    news:3c1a8586@147.208.176.211...
    > > I stumbled upon info that indicates that MSFT
    > > is discontinuing VB6 on 11 Jan 2002.

    >
    > Howard: Where did you "stumble upon" this info?
    > ---
    > Phil Weber
    >
    >




  5. #5
    Howard Kaikow Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    Right.

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    "Karl E. Peterson" <karl@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:3c1a9615@147.208.176.211...
    > What Phil said. Can you share your source? Thanks...
    >
    > (From what I recall, MSFT has said they'll continue to "support" VB6, but

    now that
    > you ask I don't recall them saying you could still "buy" it.)
    > --
    > [Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]
    >
    >
    > "Howard Kaikow" <kaikow@standards.com> wrote in message
    > news:3c1a837d@147.208.176.211...
    > > I stumbled upon info that indicates that MSFT is discontinuing VB 6 on

    11
    > > Jan 2002.
    > > Can anybody confirm this?
    > > --
    > > Please post your response to the newsgroup. Do not email me a copy of

    the
    > > message.
    > >
    > > http://www.standards.com/ipusers/standards; Programming and support for
    > > Word macros, including converting from WordBasic to VBA; Technical
    > > reviewing; Standards; Product functional/design/specifications
    > > ------------------------------------------------
    > >
    > >

    >




  6. #6
    John Knoop Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    What is MSFT?

    "Karl E. Peterson" <karl@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:3c1a9615@147.208.176.211...
    > What Phil said. Can you share your source? Thanks...
    >
    > (From what I recall, MSFT has said they'll continue to "support" VB6, but

    now that
    > you ask I don't recall them saying you could still "buy" it.)
    > --
    > [Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]
    >
    >
    > "Howard Kaikow" <kaikow@standards.com> wrote in message
    > news:3c1a837d@147.208.176.211...
    > > I stumbled upon info that indicates that MSFT is discontinuing VB 6 on

    11
    > > Jan 2002.
    > > Can anybody confirm this?
    > > --
    > > Please post your response to the newsgroup. Do not email me a copy of

    the
    > > message.
    > >
    > > http://www.standards.com/ipusers/standards; Programming and support for
    > > Word macros, including converting from WordBasic to VBA; Technical
    > > reviewing; Standards; Product functional/design/specifications
    > > ------------------------------------------------
    > >
    > >

    >




  7. #7
    Howard Kaikow Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    The ticker symbol for microsoft stock.

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    ------------------------------------------------
    "John Knoop" <john.k@home.se> wrote in message
    news:3c1abd50@147.208.176.211...
    > What is MSFT?
    >
    > "Karl E. Peterson" <karl@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:3c1a9615@147.208.176.211...
    > > What Phil said. Can you share your source? Thanks...
    > >
    > > (From what I recall, MSFT has said they'll continue to "support" VB6,

    but
    > now that
    > > you ask I don't recall them saying you could still "buy" it.)
    > > --
    > > [Microsoft Basic: 1976-2001, RIP]
    > >
    > >
    > > "Howard Kaikow" <kaikow@standards.com> wrote in message
    > > news:3c1a837d@147.208.176.211...
    > > > I stumbled upon info that indicates that MSFT is discontinuing VB 6 on

    > 11
    > > > Jan 2002.
    > > > Can anybody confirm this?
    > > > --
    > > > Please post your response to the newsgroup. Do not email me a copy of

    > the
    > > > message.
    > > >
    > > > http://www.standards.com/ipusers/standards; Programming and support

    for
    > > > Word macros, including converting from WordBasic to VBA; Technical
    > > > reviewing; Standards; Product functional/design/specifications
    > > > ------------------------------------------------
    > > >
    > > >

    > >

    >
    >




  8. #8
    Joe \Nuke Me Xemu\ Foster Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    "John Knoop" <john.k@home.se> wrote in message <news:3c1abd50@147.208.176.211>...

    > What is MSFT?


    A bunch of rat bastards. HTH!

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    WARNING: I cannot be held responsible for the above They're coming to
    because my cats have apparently learned to type. take me away, ha ha!



  9. #9
    Howard Kaikow Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    http://www.microsoft.com/partner/lic...openlicensing/

    Go down to pricing on the page and download the files.

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    "Joe "Nuke Me Xemu" Foster" <joe@bftsi0.UUCP> wrote in message
    news:3c1acb76@147.208.176.211...
    > "John Knoop" <john.k@home.se> wrote in message

    <news:3c1abd50@147.208.176.211>...
    >
    > > What is MSFT?

    >
    > A bunch of rat bastards. HTH!
    >
    > --
    > Joe Foster <mailto:jlfoster%40znet.com> Greed = God?

    <http://www.xenu.net/>
    > WARNING: I cannot be held responsible for the above They're

    coming to
    > because my cats have apparently learned to type. take me away,

    ha ha!
    >
    >




  10. #10
    Arthur Wood Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!


    Howard,
    What you "stumbled upon" has been known for a while - Microsoft is releasing
    the NEW version (VB.NET and other components which togethr make up Visual
    Studio.NET). What you found is simply the fact that Microsoft will stop
    SELLING new licenses to VB 6 as of 1/11/02...that does not mean that VB 6
    will no longer be supported. As of 1/11/02, the only version of VB that
    will be available for sale from Microsoft itself, through their web site,
    will be VB.Net.

    Arthur Wood




    "Howard Kaikow" <kaikow@standards.com> wrote:
    >I did get the information from Microsoft.
    >
    >The following is from the Microsoft U.S. Estimated Retail Price Price List.
    >
    >
    >
    > MSD Change 1/10/2002 Yes 046-00742 Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET
    >Standard 2002 Win32 English North America CD
    > Discontinued 1/11/2002 361-00667 Microsoft® Visual Basic® Enterprise
    >6.0 Win32 English North America CD Refresh
    > Discontinued 1/11/2002 361-00669 Microsoft® Visual Basic® Enterprise
    >6.0 Win32 English Version Upgrade North America CD Refresh
    > Discontinued 1/18/2002 046-00378 Microsoft® Visual Basic® for
    >Windows® Learning Edition
    > Discontinued 1/11/2002 203-00770 Microsoft® Visual Basic®
    >Professional 6.0 Win32 English Competitive/Version Upgrade North America

    CD
    >Refresh
    > Discontinued 1/11/2002 203-00768 Microsoft® Visual Basic®
    >Professional 6.0 Win32 English North America CD Refresh
    >
    >
    >--
    >Please post your response to the newsgroup. Do not email me a copy of the
    >message.
    >
    >http://www.standards.com/ipusers/standards; Programming and support for
    >Word macros, including converting from WordBasic to VBA; Technical
    >reviewing; Standards; Product functional/design/specifications
    >------------------------------------------------
    >"Phil Weber" <pweberonline@fawcette.com> wrote in message
    >news:3c1a8586@147.208.176.211...
    >> > I stumbled upon info that indicates that MSFT
    >> > is discontinuing VB6 on 11 Jan 2002.

    >>
    >> Howard: Where did you "stumble upon" this info?
    >> ---
    >> Phil Weber
    >>
    >>

    >
    >



  11. #11
    Howard Kaikow Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    I did not say anything about support being dropped.
    I posted the message because I had not yet seen any announcement of the date
    that sales would stop.

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    ------------------------------------------------
    "Arthur Wood" <wooda@saic-trsc.com> wrote in message
    news:3c1b5908$1@147.208.176.211...
    >
    > Howard,
    > What you "stumbled upon" has been known for a while - Microsoft is

    releasing
    > the NEW version (VB.NET and other components which togethr make up Visual
    > Studio.NET). What you found is simply the fact that Microsoft will stop
    > SELLING new licenses to VB 6 as of 1/11/02...that does not mean that VB 6
    > will no longer be supported. As of 1/11/02, the only version of VB that
    > will be available for sale from Microsoft itself, through their web site,
    > will be VB.Net.
    >
    > Arthur Wood
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Howard Kaikow" <kaikow@standards.com> wrote:
    > >I did get the information from Microsoft.
    > >
    > >The following is from the Microsoft U.S. Estimated Retail Price Price

    List.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > MSD Change 1/10/2002 Yes 046-00742 Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET
    > >Standard 2002 Win32 English North America CD
    > > Discontinued 1/11/2002 361-00667 Microsoft® Visual Basic®

    Enterprise
    > >6.0 Win32 English North America CD Refresh
    > > Discontinued 1/11/2002 361-00669 Microsoft® Visual Basic®

    Enterprise
    > >6.0 Win32 English Version Upgrade North America CD Refresh
    > > Discontinued 1/18/2002 046-00378 Microsoft® Visual Basic® for
    > >Windows® Learning Edition
    > > Discontinued 1/11/2002 203-00770 Microsoft® Visual Basic®
    > >Professional 6.0 Win32 English Competitive/Version Upgrade North America

    > CD
    > >Refresh
    > > Discontinued 1/11/2002 203-00768 Microsoft® Visual Basic®
    > >Professional 6.0 Win32 English North America CD Refresh
    > >
    > >
    > >--
    > >Please post your response to the newsgroup. Do not email me a copy of the
    > >message.
    > >
    > >http://www.standards.com/ipusers/standards; Programming and support for
    > >Word macros, including converting from WordBasic to VBA; Technical
    > >reviewing; Standards; Product functional/design/specifications
    > >------------------------------------------------
    > >"Phil Weber" <pweberonline@fawcette.com> wrote in message
    > >news:3c1a8586@147.208.176.211...
    > >> > I stumbled upon info that indicates that MSFT
    > >> > is discontinuing VB6 on 11 Jan 2002.
    > >>
    > >> Howard: Where did you "stumble upon" this info?
    > >> ---
    > >> Phil Weber
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >




  12. #12
    Dan Barclay Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    On Fri, 14 Dec 2001 17:19:11 -0800, "Karl E. Peterson" <karl@mvps.org>
    wrote:

    >What Phil said. Can you share your source? Thanks...
    >
    >(From what I recall, MSFT has said they'll continue to "support" VB6, but now that
    >you ask I don't recall them saying you could still "buy" it.)


    I'll be damned. Missed that.

    Kiss of death. R.I.P.

    Dan
    Language Stability is a *feature* I wish VB had!
    (#6)

  13. #13
    Joe \Nuke Me Xemu\ Foster Guest

    Re: Bye bye VB 6!

    "Dan Barclay" <Dan@MVPs.org> wrote in message <news:s0bq1u86ro6ulvut306m2siqjt5egkjtf3@4ax.com>...

    > On Fri, 14 Dec 2001 17:19:11 -0800, "Karl E. Peterson" <karl@mvps.org>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >What Phil said. Can you share your source? Thanks...
    > >
    > >(From what I recall, MSFT has said they'll continue to "support" VB6, but now that
    > >you ask I don't recall them saying you could still "buy" it.)

    >
    > I'll be damned. Missed that.
    >
    > Kiss of death. R.I.P.


    Perhaps someone should ask Bill "Go ahead, break my code!" Storage what
    precisely he meant by "maintained"? Did any Microserfs bother to ask, or
    did they simply do a "dumb terminal" on that particular term?

    "My position was that to maintain existing apps VB6 must be usable for at
    least 5 years after VB7 is released, and should be able to coexist with VB7.
    Also, that VB6 must be maintained (bug fixes but not feature additions) by
    MS." -- The man who broke Mike's code, 2001-07-12, in
    news://news.devx.com/3b4d68ff@news.devx.com

    --
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    WARNING: I cannot be held responsible for the above They're coming to
    because my cats have apparently learned to type. take me away, ha ha!



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