Well, it took long enough, but Microsoft is finally testing native OneDrive clients on Windows on ARM and M1-based Macs. And you can try them yourselves if interested.
“OneDrive sync for Windows on ARM and for Apple silicon is now available as a public preview,” Microsoft’s Ankita Kirti writes in the announcement post. “We know this has been a long-awaited and highly requested feature, and we’re thrilled to make it available for early access.”
Long-awaited, yes. We’ve been waiting over one year for native OneDrive sync on M1-based Macs, and, what? Forever on Windows on ARM?
To get started with the public preview on Windows on ARM, you need to join the Office Insider program or the Windows Insider program. Then, open the OneDrive client on either platform and navigate to Help & Settings > Settings > About. Then, enable the option “Get OneDrive Insider preview updates before release” (or similar). Now, you’ll see a new option appear in this dialog called “Get the OneDrive app built for ARM64 (or similar). Click the “Get ARM64 build” button to get it.
The Mac instructions are similar. Check out this blog post for more info.
Tagged with Apple M1, Apple Silicon, Windows on ARM