The compatibility of apps after the presentation of the new Macs with an M1 processor is one of the priorities of application development companies right now, and some have already started to release their beta versions of what are known as “Universal” apps. Microsoft was one of the first with its office suite, which, although in beta version, already has “Universal” compatibility.

The Microsoft office suite today deploys its beta version “Universal” compatible with the new Apple M1 processors.

The first units of the new Macs with Apple Silicon processors developed by those of Cupertino They will reach the brave who have launched themselves with one of these devices next week. These are the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, which for the moment will be able to run apps developed for Intel x86 thanks to Rosetta 2, but which sooner or later will have to give way to the new “Universal” apps, designed to work indifferently whether on one of Apple’s new computers or models with an Intel processor.

Apple already indicated that in addition, some apps work even better through Rosetta 2 on new Macs than they did on Macs with Intel processors, although that will not always be the case, and many apps are waiting to receive their version compatible with Apple Silicon.

Apple’s new M1 processor

Microsoft Office has not been made to beg, and is that its software engineer for Apple products, Eric Schwiebert, yesterday shared the news that the “Universal” version of Office 2019 for Mac would be available late in the day in beta with support for the new M1s.

If you are one of those impatient who have not hesitated to get hold of one of the new Macs, you can enroll in the beta program for Microsoft Office here, and test first-hand the benefits of an app developed to work with the new processors.

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