I have been messing around with Microsoft Outlook 2007 today in an attempt to not only make it start quicker but also to make it run more efficiently. One area I have been concentrating on is the Trust Center where you can manage the Outlook Add-ins. The more Add-ins you can disable the better as each one th, at is disabled is one less task that Outlook has to load on start up and keep track of while running. Below I explain what the Microsoft VBA for Outlook Addin is and how to disable this and other Outlook add-ins. Make sure you understand what each add-in is before disabling it because disabling add-ins could remove Outlook functionality that you use on a regular basis. A good example of this would be if you remove the iTunes Outlook Addin you will lose the ability to sync calendars between Outlook and your iPhone so if you don’t sync the calendars between the two then it can safely be removed for a small performance gain.
Microsoft VBA for Outlook Addin:
The Microsoft VBA for Outlook Addin is used to manage Microsoft Visual Basic application macros. Visual Basic projects are made up of modules that contain one or more macros also known as subroutines. So these are bits of code that communicate with Outlook and typically with other Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel.
Remove Outlook Addins In Outlook 2007:
- Microsoft Outlook: First launch Microsoft Outlook 2007 if it is not already open.
- Trust Center: Open the Outlook Trust Center by clicking on Tools in the top navigation menu and selecting Trust Center from the drop down menu. Once clicked the Trust Center configuration window will open as shown below.
- Trust Center Add-Ins:Click on Add-Ins in the left navigation menu to open the Trust Center Add-Ins information window as shown below. As you can see Microsoft VBA for Outlook Addin is currently active.
- Outlook Add-In Management: At the bottom of the Add-In information window is a drop down that lets you select from Outlook add-ins or Outlook extensions. Select the COM Add-Ins from the drop down menu and then click the Go button to open the Add-Ins configuration window as shown below.
- Disable VBA AddIn: Simply uncheck the add-ins you wish to disable and then click the OK button. I recommend restarting Outlook afterwards to make sure the changes take. The COM Add-Ins interface will also allow you to remove Outlook add-ins but this is not recommended so you can easily enable them again if you run into any issues.
The Microsoft VBA for Outlook AddIn is now disabled along with any other Outlook add-ins you unchecked. Be sure to test everything you can think of to make sure that Outlook is still functioning properly.