The Death of “Please Enable Macros” and What it Means


On the 7th of February, Microsoft announced an impending change to its ubiquitous suite of Office apps. In Microsoft’s own words: “VBA macros obtained from the internet will now be blocked by default”. The change is expected to begin rolling out in early April.

Technically speaking, VBA macros were already “blocked by default” before. Upon opening a document containing such a macro, the user would be greeted with the following prompt:

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