Microsoft plans to push an Apple Silicon-compatible Universal build of Office for Mac to its beta channel by the end of Wednesday.
Erik Schwiebert, the Principal Software Engineer for Apple products at Microsoft’s Office division made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. Apple began accepting Universal app submissions on Tuesday.
Schwiebert said there’s no official word on a public release date or Universal Office version for final release. Instead, the beta issuance is simply an “initial peek for customers to test on hardware they may be acquiring this week.”
MSFT plans to push a Universal build of Mac Office 2019 to the Beta Channel (formerly “Insider Fast”) by the end of today.
We don’t have a public date or version for a final release; this is an initial peek for customers to test on hardware they may be acquiring this week… 🙂
— Erik Schwiebert (@Schwieb) November 11, 2020
Earlier in November, Microsoft issued a beta build of Excel that introduced Apple Silicon support for SQL Server connectivity settings.