Should you’ve been utilizing Microsoft Workplace on an M1 Mac, it’s about to get higher — Microsoft is announcing an update as we speak 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, nevertheless, is Groups.
The updates are making the apps common ones — which means these variations will run on each Intel and Apple Silicon Macs, so any upcoming updates or options might be coming on the identical time for each platforms.
Should you’re a heavy person of Groups, you could be disenchanted to listen to that it hasn’t been included in as we speak’s rollout of updates. Microsoft guarantees they’re engaged on that platform of their weblog put up, however the firm hasn’t introduced any type of timeline. In the meantime, Microsoft’s important communications competitor, Slack, has native assist accessible in a public beta. It looks as if you’ll have to stay with the emulated model for now, in case your crew makes use of Groups.
Workplace customers who’ve automated updates turned on ought to have the brand new variations someday as we speak, and anybody else can replace it by the Mac App Retailer or Microsoft’s AutoUpdate software program (relying on for those who downloaded Workplace by the App Retailer or straight 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.