Microsoft starts rolling out 365 apps native support on Apple Silicon Macs

From today, December 15, Microsoft is starting rolling out new versions of many of its Microsoft 365 apps with native support for both Apple Silicon and Intel-based Macs.

After the update, as officials said, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote will work faster and better on Macs.

Bill Doll, the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft 365 said, “The new Office apps are Universal, so they will continue to run great on Macs with Intel processors. The apps are not only speedy, but they also look fantastic as they have been redesigned to match the new look of macOS Big Sur.”

 The Microsoft Teams version with native support for Apple’s M1 CPU is at its developing stage. Therefore, the users have to run it in Rosetta 2 emulation mode. You can use more details on how to use apps with Rosetta 2 from Use Office for Mac with Rosettta and Apple Silicion Support document.

The Mac users will receive the updated apps from the automatically updates enabled in Microsoft 365 from today. If the device has the automatic updates togged off, you need to get the Universal Microsoft 365 apps by checking for updates in the Mac store, Microsoft Auto Update or from Microsoft Office app’s Help menu.

Regardless of the channels you choose to download, you will find Office install and update package include with the native Universal Code for both Apple Silicon and Intel-based Mac devices.

Doll said, we are excited about the Microsoft 365 innovations we are delivering for our Mac user community and would love to hear your feedback about your experience using our latest features. If you want to try out new Office features first and make a difference in the products you use every day, please join the Office Insiders and check out the Mac channels.”