Start64!Microsoft is working to bring a 64-bit version of the Office productivity suite on Appleā€™s Mac, and the company took an important step recently towards this goal when it pushed this new release to the slow ring of the Insider program.

The 64-bit version of Office for Mac debuted earlier this month as a preview build for participants in the Office for Mac Insider program enrolled in the fast ring, but after in-depth testing and bug fixing, the company has decided to push it to the slow ring as well.

This usually happens when the software in question performs better, and the majority of bugs have already been fixed, so since slow ring insiders can get it too, the new Office 64-bit for Mac should clearly run more smoothly.