A new programming tool Microsoft Mayhem. And it's FREE too!
Macros live on.
According to the article:
So it would appear to me that it's for programmers who aren't using Visual Studio.Mayhem "is not as powerful as working with Visual Studio. But not many people are willing to take the effort to become expert programmers, so this provides a tool that allows people to do a lot of stuff very quickly," Dietz said. By placing the program in open source, Microsoft is hoping that more developers will write more modules for Mayhem, expanding the program's applicability.