Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote are now fully compatible with Apple M1 Macs.Microsoft announced native Microsoft Office support for M1 processors, which Apple designed with the new ARM architecture.
The software giant had previously said that they were working on this issue, and he kept his word without much delay.
With the new development, applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for Mac will now all run optimized for Apple’s M1 chip. However, the applications are said to be re-prepared in accordance with the macOS Big Sur design.
According to Microsoft, users will be able to notice significant performance improvements when using Office applications on M1 Macs. In the meantime, it has been stated that this latest update will also work on Intel-based Macs.
If you are one of the Microsoft Teams users, let’s note that this application is not included in the new updates. The company says they will work on this platform, but no date has been given. Teams’ competitor, Slack, has native support in the public beta.
Finally, Outlook users will not only get native Apple Silicon support, but also support for iCloud accounts. In this way, users will be able to synchronize e-mails, contacts and calendars in a single application.