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Microsoft just announced that the macOS versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote now have native support for Apple silicon and the M1 chip. Office 365 was expected to be supported soonAs Apple promised at WWDC and the recent New Macs event, but Microsoft has been especially fast, being the first major developer to have professional apps out of beta.

In the last few days I have been testing Word, Excel and PowerPoint on a MacBook Air with an M1 chip, and Office performance on Mac has never been as good as what Microsoft has achieved here. Opening is instantaneous, and for the first time in years it feels on par with Windows versions.

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Teams will have to wait


Microsoft has announced that all supported applications are Universal, that is, they contain both ARM / Apple silicon and Intel binaries, so in no case will the processors that Apple used until now lose support for Microsoft 365 soon.

At the software level, the transition is going from strength to strength

Of course, there is an application that is not supported at the moment, and that is more important than ever, Microsoft Teams. It has 115 million users every day, and according to Microsoft, those trying to use it from a Mac with M1 will have to stick with the Rosetta 2 translation layer, which doesn't perform as well as native binaries. They mention that they are working on a native version of Teams, and that they will report on progress with it.

Outlook arrives with a redesign and support for accounts to iCloud, and in general, the applications look better in Big Sur with an aesthetic that works both in this system and in Windows. In the transition to Intel, it took Microsoft more than two years to bring Office to Intel Macs natively. At Apple Silicon, it's been a matter of weeks, and it's to be applauded.