Microsoft OneDrive for M1 Macs Coming; Office iOS Apps to Get Offline Editing

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Microsoft has announced on Wednesday it plans to bring a native OneDrive for Mac app to Apple Silicon Macs, later this year.

“We are thrilled to announce that later this year, we will be updating OneDrive for Mac to run natively on M1-powered Macs,” said Microsoft in a blog post. “This means that OneDrive will take full advantage of the performance improvements on M1, making you even more productive on the latest iMac, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.”

Currently, OneDrive is using Rosetta 2 on M1-powered Macs. Rosetta allows an application made for Intel-based Macs to run seamlessly on M1 Macs, without any user intervention.

Other updates coming to OneDrive:

  • Enable Known Folder Move (KFM) support for macOS
  • OneDrive folder will be visible under Locations in the Finder sidebar
  • Sync Admin Reports support for macOS
  • Additional improvements over the next few months that further optimize performance and reliability
  • Exclude syncing of specific file types

Microsoft says later in June, iOS and iPadOS users of OneDrive “will be able to edit Office documents that they have marked for offline use in the OneDrive mobile app.”

Users will be able to tap ‘Edit’ in Word or PowerPoint to start editing offline, with support in all Office mobile apps on iOS and iPadOS.