Firm hints at imminent release following cryptic tweet

Microsoft to launch Office 2013 today

Microsoft is set to launch its latest Office Suite later today after taking to Twitter to hint the upcoming release.

A tweet from the firm’s official Office Twitter account reads: "Imagine, more time to do the things you want," which mimics the slogan used on the official Office website.

The cryptic tweet also offers up a potential location, as the tweet references Bryant Park, New York alongside today’s date of January 29th.

Users have endured a long wait for the highly anticipated suite, which Microsoft has routinely hinted to be ‘just around the corner’.

Office 2013 went RTM in October last year and its Professional Plus edition has been available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers.

Today’s launch will see the suite available to consumers, four months after its initial limited release.

Office 2013 sees the suite become increasingly Cloud based, with the default save location for documents being a user’s SkyDrive – provided they have an account and are logged in.

Retail editions of the software will include Home & Student, Home & Business, Professional and Professional Plus.

However, qualifying users of Office 2010 will be entitled to a free upgrade to the new suite, as will Office 365 subscribers – Microsoft’s subscription based service, which offers users upgrades to new Office components via a yearly subscription.

A stripped down version of the software will also ship with new Windows RT based devices, known as Office 2013 Home & Student RT.

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