The latest Microsoft 365 and Office 2019 updates make the productivity suite fully compatible with macOS Big Sur and Apple Silicon — but it is not native code for the M1 processor.
The latest release of Microsoft's Office suite of apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive can be installed on devices that are based on the Apple Silicon architecture. For the best experience, install the November 2020 build 16.43, or newer.
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Beyond Apple Silicon compatibility, the new release includes the 'latest optimizations for macOS Big Sur' which is expected to be made available on Thursday afternoon.
Microsoft says that the Apple Silicon updates have feature parity with the previous versions. It also says that the first launch of each Office app will take a bit longer, as macOS is generating optimized code for the Apple Silicon processor — confirming that the code isn't native to Apple Silicon, and is relying on Rosetta 2 for operation.
There does not appear to be any discrete download at this time. The new updates are available through the Microsoft Update utility in macOS.
A Microsoft 365 subscription comes in business, personal and family versions. The business version costs from $5 per month per user, and the personal edition is $6.99 per month.
Microsoft recently announced that it was officially ending support for Office 2016 for Mac on October 13, 2020. Apple Silicon compatibility in Office 2016 is questionable.
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- You can share a OneNote file to invite people to join your project and work collaboratively or read the file in view-only mode.
- The latest version of OneNote for Windows only allows for collaborative sharing of entire notebooks, while the Mac version allows you to share single pages in static forms like a PDF or email.
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Microsoft's OneNote program is one of the best digital note taking platforms around. Not only can you take personal notes, but organize links, make to-do lists, create charts, store audio files, capture screengrabs, and more.
One of the greatest features of OneNote is that it lets you share all you've amassed in your digital notebook with others. The program offers a way for you to add friends, family, and coworkers to your party planning or presentation notes. With OneNote, you'll never have to juggle converting your work across platforms for others. Now they and you can find it all in one place.
Here's how to share a OneNote notebook on both a Windows PC and Apple Mac.
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How to share a OneNote notebook on PC
1. Open the notebook you want to share, then click 'Share' at the top right corner.
2. Select 'This notebook' from the dropdown menu, then enter the appropriate email address under 'Email invitation.'© Steven John/Business Insider You will need to share your contacts with OneNote if you have not already. Steven John/Business Insider
3. Set 'Can edit' or 'Can view' permissions as you prefer.
4. Click 'Share.'
How to share a OneNote notebook on Mac
1. Open the OneNote notebook you want to share.
2. Click 'File.'
3. Hover on 'Share' in the dropdown.© Steven John/Business Insider You can only share individual pages in static form, meaning no one can edit them. Steven John/Business Insider
4. Choose whether you want to invite people to join the notebook, copy a view-only link to share, or send the current page as in a static form as an email or PDF.© Steven John/Business Insider You can share a view-only web link with people even if they don't use OneNote. Steven John/Business Insider
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5. Enter the contact names.
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6. Select 'Share.'