Microsoft Office for ARM; will some apps die?


So we know that work is underway at Microsoft to release an ARM-native build of Office for Apple devices running their new M1 chip.

Obviously right-now ARM versions of Office apps already exist for Android and iOS. (And didn’t Windows RT have ports of the mobile versions?)

I’d imagine in-tandem with the new ARM build for Apple M1 devices, it should help an official release for Windows 10 on ARM get nearer.

BUT… one thing all those platforms share is that they only run around half of the Office family apps. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

So what will happen to the Windows-only apps: Access, Publisher, Project and Visio?

Will they eventually just get dropped, or will they remain only-as AMD64 apps, and never get ported to ARM? (So future versions of Office on W10oA will be a mix-of ARM and AMD64 apps?)

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