A Fully 64-Bit Version of Office 2016 for Mac is Finally on its Way!

Posted in Apple News, Apps, Mac on 08/07/2016 by Chris Hauk


A fully 64-bit version of Office 2016 is finally on its way. Microsoft has released the first drop of the 64-bit version of its venerable productivity suite to “Insider Fast Channel” members.

A Fully 64-Bit Version of Office 2016 for Mac is Finally on its Way!

We have released the first drop of a fully 64-bit version of Office 2016 for Mac to the Insider Fast channel! The update number is 15.25 (160630). I do encourage Insider Fast users to install this update and give it a test. We want to know about any problems you encounter as soon as possible, so that we can make sure we address them before the official release.

This is a huge update for Office and something that we have been working towards for a very long time. I’m thrilled to finally have it available for testing!

Microsoft’s Office Insider Fast Channel allows early adopters to get their hands on Microsoft software ahead of other users. The above link offers information on how Mac users can join the program to be the first to try out new versions of Office.

Microsoft say the 64-bit version will soon progress to the “Insider Slow Channels,” and then to widespread publication “over time.” No specific date has been announced for the public release.

(Via The Loop.)


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