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Microsoft Corp. this week will preview a Visual Basic (VB) upgrade that allows developers to build distributed OLE applications over a network for the first time.
Scheduled to be formally launched Sept. 12, Visual Basic 4.0 will be available in three editions: a 32-bit Standard edition, 16-bit and 32-bit Professional editions, and 16-bit and 32-bit Enterprise editions for client/server development.
With the Enterprise edition, developers will be able to create applications that call a remote OLE object, such as a component encapsulating a series of business rules, across a network.
But industry analysts said this capability is a poor substitute for building …