Microsoft said it’s releasing fresh versions of its Office apps that work natively with Apple’s M1 chip, which is the powerhouse of the latest Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, and Mac Mini. Specifically, the apps getting an upgrade are Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
The tech giant hinted that the programs will run faster and take complete advantage of the performance boost that is provided by the M1. Macs with Intel processors should also run them very fine since they are universal apps.
Apple released the M1 system-on-a-chip in November. The M1 is an impressive piece of 5nm technology, with an 8-core CPU, up to an 8-core GPU, and an advanced Neural Engine to improve machine learning processes. And that’s the first processor that is designed by Apple.
In the event that you want to get today’s Microsoft 365 update, go to the Mac App Store and check the Updates tab. Apart from the fresh Outlook suite and a visual upgrade to match macOS Big Sur, Microsoft also added support for iCloud accounts in Outlook for Mac.