In this “Tech Support Sussex – IT for 2015” blog we’re going to delve into the future of 2015 to review some of the major IT advances we have in store for this year. These are new technologies that are going to help shape the future of business IT.

The following technical advances are ones that our engineers on the Tech Support Sussex help desk have been following and chosen to review.

Windows 10 and Office 2016

One of the biggest new releases to hit the press recently is Microsoft’s eagerly awaited Windows 10 and Office 2016 software.

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According to Microsoft the new Windows 10 operating system will be released ‘later in the year’ in 2015. Microsoft’s Terry Myerson recently announcing that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 8.1 users in its first year. This is likely to be a free upgrade for Windows 7 users too so our Tech support Sussex help desk team are already preparing for a large volume of Windows 10 upgrades for later in the year. Windows 10 promises to be a fresh new operating system with the same user interface no matter what device you have it installed on.

Microsoft Office is the most commonly used business productivity software in the world and it’s not had a major new release in over 2 years. Microsoft’s next Chapter of Office on Windows named Office 2016 is also set for release in late 2015. Office 2016 will be a universal app designed to work across multiple devices; PC’s, laptops, tablets and smartphones with a focus on seamless integration with ‘touch’ based devices.

5G Wi-Fi – Faster and more efficient wireless

Wireless technology is constantly being improved and in 2015 we will start to benefit from the second wave of the 802.11ac specification known as Multi-MIMO.

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Networking manufacturers have already started shipping routers with the new MU-MIMO 5G WiFi chip that offers up to 1733Mbps wireless connectivity speeds on the 5Ghz frequency band.

Later this year we can also expect electronic devices such as smart phones and tablets to include 5G wireless capabilities. Improvements in wireless speed, coverage, reliability and security are sure to be on the cards for 2015.

We can also expect to see advances in 4G telecommunication networks which should hopefully result in more cities and towns offering free wide area wireless services to their shoppers and visitors.

Wireless charging – ‘Tech Support Sussex chosen IT choice for 2015’

It can be said that wire free charging is nothing new for low charge devices such as electric toothbrushes but by the end of 2015 we’re going to see a lot less wires in the workplace! This is Tech support Sussex most favoured technical advancement for 2015, over the next few years we hope to see wireless charging for all portable devices with much longer lasting battery power.

Starbucks cafe’s in London are already trialling free smartphone wireless charging that is effective without a power socket using something called a Powermat.

wireless charging

Starbucks customers are urged to plug a small ring device into their smart phones that can be left on specially designed tables to charge.

Fast wireless charging of phones and tablets with no strings attached is what we can expect by the end of 2015. The future of wire free charging is big, with small devices being just the start of a new power charging evolution.

Our next Tech support Sussex IT blog will look further into the future of IT with predictions of light speed computing, stretchable electronics and advanced AI.