Microsoft Office for Mac Updated with 64-bit Support

If you’re an Office 2016 user, Microsoft has pushed out an update today to bring 64-bit support for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, available for Retail, Office 365 Consumer, Office 365 Commercial and Volume License installations.

The announcement was made by Erik Schwiebert, Principal Software Engineer in the Apple Productivity Experiences group at Microsoft.

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Apple has long encouraged developers to create 64-bit apps for performance benefits, and MS Office for Mac has finally caught up to speed.

Customers using Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) will see a ‘regular’ monthly update notification, to indicate the 64-bit builds have arrived. More information on how to upgrade to 64-bit can be found within the support document here.