Microsoft Office is now updated for M1 Macs

When you’ve been utilizing Microsoft Workplace on an M1 Mac, it’s about to get higher — Microsoft is asserting an replace in the present day that brings native assist for Apple’s new customized chip structure to the Home windows productiveness suite. The apps getting the updates are Phrase, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Notably absent, nonetheless, is Groups.

The updates are making the apps common ones — that means these variations will run on each Intel and Apple Silicon Macs, so any upcoming updates or options can be coming on the identical time for each platforms.

When you’re a heavy consumer of Groups, chances are you’ll be upset to listen to that it hasn’t been included in in the present day’s rollout of updates. Microsoft guarantees they’re engaged on that platform of their weblog publish, however the firm hasn’t introduced any form of timeline. In the meantime, Microsoft’s major communications competitor, Slack, has native assist out there in a public beta. It looks as if you’ll have to stay with the emulated model for now, in case your group makes use of Groups.

Workplace customers who’ve automated updates turned on ought to have the brand new variations someday in the present day, and anybody else can replace it by way of the Mac App Retailer or Microsoft’s AutoUpdate software program (relying on in the event you downloaded Workplace by way of the App Retailer or instantly from Microsoft). Outlook customers will get not solely native Apple Silicon assist, however assist for iCloud accounts as nicely, permitting them to sync their e mail, contacts, and calendars to the app in the event that they use Apple’s service to retailer them.