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CrossOver 16 adds Microsoft Office 2013 & 64-bit application virtualization

By Mike Wuerthele

Windows software solution CrossOver for macOS has updated, and with the update comes full compatibility for the Microsoft Office 2013 suite and 64-bit applications for the first time.

Codeweavers, the CrossOver developers, heralds that Microsoft Office 2013 can now be installed in a CrossOver wrapper, either though a software license, or through an Office 365 subscription. Microsoft Project 2013, Visio 2013, and Outlook 2013 are not yet supported, but the company claims that each are "under active development" with support added soon.

CrossOver 16 also brings functional improvements to financial management package Quicken, and the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. Other fixes include work on audio in Blizzard titles.

Initial AppleInsider testing has shown more "recipes" for Windows software installation now available, as well as application execution speed improvements on some upgraded bottles.

CrossOver 16 is based on the upcoming compatibility-layer software Wine 2.0. Wine 2, when released, will include Codeweavers-provided improvements to the core technology that CrossOver uses to run Windows applications.

Mac customers with active support entitlements will be upgraded to CrossOver 16 the next time they launch CrossOver. Otherwise, a year of updates for CrossOver retails for $60, with a two-week free trial available.

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