Microsoft’s OneDrive sync client for macOS can is now optimized for Apple Silicon Macs. The long-awaited native client has been available in public preview for a couple of months, but it has now started rolling out for users using the Mac App Store version of OneDrive or the standalone version of the app.
“We’re excited to announce that OneDrive sync for macOS will now run natively on Apple silicon. This means that OneDrive will take full advantage of the performance improvements of Apple silicon. We know this has been a long-awaited and highly requested feature, and we’re delighted to make it generally available starting with build 22.022,” the OneDrive team said today.
OneDrive for Mac has received some attention in recent weeks, with Microsoft introducing a new Files On-Demand experience aiming to better integrate OneDrive with the macOS Finder. The change hasn’t been exactly seamless, and Microsoft released an update last week to address the confusion caused by conflicting icons for locally available files.
In addition to the new Apple Silicon support, Microsoft has also started testing Folder Backup (Known Folder Move) with a subset of Insiders using the OneDrive standalone app. The much-anticipated feature will allow Mac users to sync their Desktop and Document folders to OneDrive.