Microsoft Office applications currently run locally on Macs with the M1 chip

Microsoft is turning out new versions of its Office applications that work locally with Apple’s M1 chip, the force to be reckoned with of the new Macbook Air, Macbook Pro and Mac Mini. In particular, the applications getting an upgrade are Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

Microsoft says the projects will run quicker and take full advantage of the performance help gave by the M1. These are Universal applications, and Macs with Intel processors should likewise run them fine and dandy.

Apple disclosed the M1 system-on-a-chip in November. The M1 is an amazing bit of 5nm technology, with a 8-core CPU, up to a 8-core GPU, and a high level Neural Engine to encourage AI measures. It’s the principal processor planned by Apple.

To get the present Microsoft 365 update, head to the Mac App Store and check the Updates tab. Beside the new Outlook suite and a visual upgrade to coordinate macOS Big Sur, Microsoft has likewise added support for iCloud accounts in Outlook for Mac.