“Microsoft announced in April that it would make the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit for Office 2016 for Mac,” Billy Steele reports for Engadget. “Well, the time has come.”

“The update is rolling out to those who are running Microsoft’s productivity suite on OS X,” Steele reports. “With this latest update, Office 2016 for Mac is making the permanent switch to 64-bit support which Microsoft says will boost performance and allow for new features.”

Steele reports, “This new update makes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote 64-bit for anyone running Retail, Office 365 Consumer, Office 365 Commercial, and Volume License installations of the software.”

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