My question is why does the code say:
Dim cust as Customer ...
Rather than Dim cust as New Customer ...
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But that would mean the small business/hobbyist/consumer paying for Office then additionally the ISV application. THere is already pressure for the cost of these applivations to come down not go up.
My general point was that Microsoft made/makes most of its money from 2 areas: Windows operating systems and Office. These were products that were originally avoided by the enteprise IT teams. Instead, they were used by consumers/hobbyists/small IT teams and then they perculated up through enterprises.
This move to focus on enterprise development is moving away from its core user base.