Microsoft releases native Workplace apps for M1 Macs
Microsoft in Tuesday released indigenous versions of the core Workplace productivity applications for Apple’s fresh ARM-based notebooks.
Collectively tagged as Microsoft 365 for Mac Apps – labeled Office 365 ProPlus – the flagship applications Excel formerly, OneNote, Outlook, Word and powerpoint have already been updated so they operate on the Apple Silicon-powered MacBook Air, MacBook Mac and Professional Small without requiring translation.
On techniques powered by Apple’s brand-new M1 system-on-a-chip, macOS 11 – the Rosetta can be used simply by aka Big Sur – 2 technologies to perform existing Intel-based applications. Rosetta 2 translates Intel-based code into program code that works on the M1 SoC.
Instead of translate the program code and again every time the application form is launched again, Rosetta 2 as soon as does the translation, to the very first time the app is work prior, stores the translated program code for subsequent make use of then. However, native applications usually do not require like translation and release faster than Intel apps as a result.
To get rid of confusion, developers can packages both native and Intel versions of an app right into a single binary, called a Universal App.
(If all of this sounds vaguely familiar to long-time Mac users, it will: The original iterations of Rosetta and Universal Apps debuted in 2006 with OS X Tiger, to perform applications written for the PowerPC processor on then-new Intel-based Macs.)
Today users with automatic updates enabled will begin to have the M1-native apps. Alternately, users can choose App Store from the Apple menu, then select Updates, or from an working office application, pick Check for Updates from its Help menu.
Teams, this year any office most aggressively promoted by Microsoft, has to come in a Universal App edition for M1 Macs yet.
“Teams is currently obtainable in Rosetta  emulation mode on Macs with M1 and [in] the browser,” wrote Bill Doll, a senior product marketing manager, in a post to a Microsoft blog. “We have been focusing on universal app support for M1 Macs and can share more news as our work progresses.”