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> how is that even possible? there are tons of legacy features in there, COM/OLE APIs, SDKs, plugin architecture, macro system, VBA interpreter, VBA IDE, graphing components etc. Almost 30 years of development. No way MS is going to rewrite all of that. (Maybe the "mobile" version)

I think this is a strong indication that all these technologies are going away.




This would be suicide for Office. I struggle to believe that Microsoft is replacing the full Windows desktop version of Office with a version rewritten in JS. It makes no sense. Many, many, many businesses absolutely rely on the features you're mentioning, and many others that would be a tremendous undertaking to re-implement. There has to be something that's not being communicated right here. Maybe they mean the "lite" versions of the programs.


Strongly agree. Backwards compatibility has always been a strong suit for MS. Changing that stance is a major strategic shift, and IMHO would be a huge error, similar in scale to IBM's open PC architecture.


I also think it’s extremely unlikely MS is announcing an new native code compiler for JavaScript, something I’m not sure anyone knows how to do with reasonable performance, with a Tweet this casual.


Web Views with native API's. So not truly native compilation.


Has been said many many many times , it's not electron for Windows 10 , it's React Native .NET which bridges the built in Javascript VM with WPF. So it's not a web view for UWP, it's 100% native code.


> it's 100% native code

He's said it's not compiling the JavaScript to native code - it's running it in a normal JavaScript JIT. It's not 100% native code.




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