Microsoft has now optimized its Office apps for the Mac for Apple Silicon: The apps now start much faster and documents are opened more quickly. Further Microsoft apps are to be optimized for the M1 chips in the further course.
Microsoft had it already announced, now follows action: Today the company announced the updates for Microsoft Office, the office software to Apple Silicon and thus the new M1 processor in the new MacBook Air (Affiliate Link), customize MacBook Pro and Mac Mini, are ready. From now on, users can download and install the updates via the Mac App Store or the Microsoft Office auto-update tool, or wait until they are installed automatically.
The core apps Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote have now been adapted to the M1, resulting in a gain in speed. In the brief test in the editorial office, the apps on an M1 MacBook Air now open in less than a second. A Word document with around 1,000 words now also opens in about a second.
Further optimizations are to follow
Microsoft Outlook now has support for iCloud accounts, so users can also integrate their private iCloud e-mail accounts into the Outlook app, which is mostly used for business purposes. This update will be distributed to users within the next few weeks.
Further Microsoft apps are also to be optimized for the M1, including Microsoft Teams. The core apps, including OneNote, will also receive a revised interface that will be distributed to the first users from next month.
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