Six Colors
Six Colors

by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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Microsoft Office embraces M1, Big Sur

On Tuesday Microsoft announced that it’s releasing new versions of Microsoft Office that run native on Apple Silicon:

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.

If you have automatic updates turned on, you will start to receive these updates today. Otherwise, you can go to the Mac App Store and click the Updates tab, or with Microsoft AutoUpdate, you can go to your Office app’s Help menu and choose Check for Updates. Plus, find more commonly asked questions on our support page.

In other Office news, Outlook now supports iCloud accounts. Unfortunately, Teams isn’t yet native on Apple silicon, though Microsoft says it’s working on it.


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