Microsoft Announced in April that it would move to 64-bit on Office 2016 for MAC. Today we found out this is now ready for production. The update is rolling out to those who are running Microsoft’s productivity suite on OS X. There is little reason to remain as a 32-bit application as APPLE migrated the Operating System to 64-bit a while ago. Unlike windows users who still have the choice of running 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows.
Users with Office 365 Consumer, Office 365 Commercial, and Volume License installations of the software will be able to upgrade for free to the 64-bit release. August release (version 15.25) will arrive just like any other update to the apps. You’ll receive a notification on your desktop about the new version just like you do for other releases. If you don’t see that message, you download the 64-bit update manually from the source link below. As 9to5Mac notes, this new version has been available to Office Insider beta testers, but this is the first time 64-bit software has been available to all users. For those not eligible to upgrade office 2016 for MAC is priced at £229.99 in VAT on the Microsoft Store or available from www.meartechnology.co.uk, contact us today so that we can supply the most appropriate license type for you.
If you are using any third party plugins for Office you should check they are compatible before updating.