Microsoft Office is presently updated for M1 Macs
Microsoft is reporting an update today that brings local help for Apple’s new custom chip architecture to the Windows productivity suite. The applications getting the updates are Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Remarkably missing, nonetheless, is Teams.
The updates are making the applications general ones — which means these versions will run on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs, so any forthcoming updates or features will be coming simultaneously for the two platforms.
In case you’re a heavy client of Teams, you might be frustrated to hear that it hasn’t been remembered for the present rollout of updates. Microsoft guarantees they’re working on that platform in their blog post, however the organization hasn’t reported such a timetable. In the interim, Microsoft’s main communications competitor, Slack, has local help accessible in a public beta. It seems like you’ll need to stay with the emulated version for the time being, if your group uses Teams.
Office clients who have automatic updates turned on ought to have the new versions sometime today, and any other individual can update it through the Mac App Store or Microsoft’s AutoUpdate software (in the event that you downloaded Office through the App Store or straightforwardly from Microsoft). Outlook clients will get native Apple Silicon support, however support for iCloud accounts too, permitting them to sync their email, contacts, and calendars to the application on the off chance that they use Apple’s service of store them.