Tools to Working from home in Sri Lanka.


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Working from home is getting more important in these days due to lockdowns in many countries. Following free and paid tools helps you to manage your work efficiently at home.

Skype

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We all know Skype for conference calls, instant messaging with clients or chat rooms. But if you haven’t been using it for business, you may have missed out on some new functionalities. Record Skype calls to capture key decisions, and use live subtitles to read the words spoken. Easily share presentations, images, or anything on your screen during a call with integrated screen sharing. Access one skype account across multiple devices—even Alexa!

https://www.skype.com/en/

Slack

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Slack is the communication tool that brings remote teams together. The platform organizes conversations into channels, which team members can join and leave, as needed, so nobody receives messages or notifications irrelevant to them. Conversations can also be had in threads, which keep messages outside of the main channel so chats don’t get in the way of main topics and projects.

Key features

• Instant messaging: Live communication between every team member for seamless collaboration.

• Statuses: Users can set availability statuses to focus on individual tasks as needed.

• File sharing: Drag-and-drop file sharing for PDFs, images, videos and other common files types.

• Voice & video calls: Voice and video calls directly from within Slack.

• Screen sharing: Allows team members to show their work to others in real-time for stronger collaboration.

https://slack.com/intl/en-lk/

GoToMeeting

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GoToMeeting is a web-hosted service created and marketed by LogMeIn. It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time.

https://www.gotomeeting.com/

Zoom

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Zoom is a suite of video conferencing and communication tools designed for remote teams, virtual businesses conferences, webinars and other corporate purposes. We use Zoom for our virtual meetings, which we can use to run video and voice calls, but it’s capable of much more than this.

Key features

· Video meetings: Remote teams can run video meetings and one-to-one video calls.

· Voice calls: You can also run group or one-to-one voice calls when face-to-face meetings aren’t necessary.

· Webinars: You can also use Zoom to host webinars.

· Messaging: Team members can send messages using Zoom.

· File sharing: Share files during and outside of video/voice chats for collaboration between members.

https://zoom.us/

Microsoft Teams

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Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool that provides global, remote, and dispersed teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space. You can utilize cool features like document collaboration, one-on-one chat, team chat, and more. Microsoft Teams is also fully integrated with many other Office 365 services, such as Skype, SharePoint, Exchange, and Yammer.

https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/work-remotely

Team viewer

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TeamViewer is a remote access software that allows desktop sharing and file transfer. It is an exceptionally secure software that does not disturb the functioning of existing firewall or antivirus in your system. TeamViewer 14 protects your data simultaneously while you are sharing your desktop screen through remote access.

TeamViewer helps in increasing your output significantly. The remote access software helps in sharing files while your system is on the screen sharing mode.

Features of TeamViewer 14

• Advanced Device Grouping

• One-Click Remote

• Optimized for macOS

• Custom Device Information

• Performance stability on low bandwidth

• Improved connection quality

• QuickSupport for service camp integration

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/

Cisco Webex

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Cisco Webex is a cloud-based collaboration suite comprised of Webex Meetings, Webex Teams and Webex Devices. The Webex suite is a merger of Cisco’s WebEx web conferencing platform and Cisco Spark team collaboration app. The services rebranded under Webex in April 2018 to centralize Cisco’s collaboration portfolio.

Features of Cisco Webex

• HD Video Conferencing

• Platform Versatility and Data Protection

• Secure Online Meetings Anywhere

• Integrated Communication

• Easily Share Desktops and Documents

https://www.webex.com/

Applying Machine Learning for COVID-19 Dataset.


Kaggle recently released dataset for COVID-19.

Applying Machine Learning for COVID-19 Dataset.

Dataset Description

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House and a coalition of leading research groups have prepared the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). CORD-19 is a resource of over 29,000 scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text, about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and related coronaviruses. This freely available dataset is provided to the global research community to apply recent advances in natural language processing and other AI techniques to generate new insights in support of the ongoing fight against this infectious disease. There is a growing urgency for these approaches because of the rapid acceleration in new coronavirus literature, making it difficult for the medical research community to keep up.

Applying Machine Learning for COVID-19 Dataset.

Call to Action

We are issuing a call to action to the world’s artificial intelligence experts to develop text and data mining tools that can help the medical community develop answers to high priority scientific questions. The CORD-19 dataset represents the most extensive machine-readable coronavirus literature collection available for data mining to date. This allows the worldwide AI research community the opportunity to apply text and data mining approaches to find answers to questions within, and connect insights across, this content in support of the ongoing COVID-19 response efforts worldwide. There is a growing urgency for these approaches because of the rapid increase in coronavirus literature, making it difficult for the medical community to keep up.

Most Common Words Experiment –

This experiment analyze common words used in the dataset using Text based ML Algorithms.

Applying Machine Learning for COVID-19 Dataset.

Applying Machine Learning for COVID-19 Dataset.

Applying Machine Learning for COVID-19 Dataset.

Applying Machine Learning for COVID-19 Dataset.

https://covid19-training.notebooks.azure.com/j/notebooks/most-common-words-in-the-cord-19-dataset.ipynb

Author – https://www.kaggle.com/paultimothymooney

Microsoft Ignite The Tour Singapore 2020.


Microsoft Ignite The Tour Singapore 2020.

I will be speaking at Microsoft Ignite The Tour Singapore 2020.

About the Event –

Microsoft Ignite The Tour brings the very best of Microsoft Ignite to a city near you. The tour provides technical training led by Microsoft experts and your community. You’ll learn new ways to build solutions, migrate and manage infrastructure, and connect with local industry leaders and peers

My Session –

Microsoft Ignite The Tour Singapore 2020.

https://singapore.myignitetour.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/86662?source=sessions

Event Date and Location –

Singapore Expo

February 20–21, 2020

Microsoft Ignite The Tour Singapore

Official Site - 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/ignite-the-tour/singapore

Microsoft Azure DevOps Training at Yangon , Myanmar .


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Microsoft Azure DevOps Training at YangonMicrosoft Azure DevOps Training at Yangon

Recently I did Microsoft Azure DevOps Training at  Yangon , Myanmar .

I covered following topics at the training.

Introduce Azure DevOps with key features.

Agile and azure boards  with hands on labs.

Git with azure repos using both Visual studio and VS code.

Azure artefact with building and deploying class library.

Introduce Azure test plans to build test cases

Setup build pipeline using asp.net project and deploy to azure container service.

Setup azure pipeline using app service to push azure container repository.

Setup Azure Kubernetes Service using Azure DevOps.

Microsoft Azure DevOps Training at Yangon

Microsoft Azure DevOps Training at Yangon

Microsoft Azure DevOps Training at Yangon

20 IT Staff members attended 2 Days of Devops with Micro services training.

Machine learning and AI Bootcamp training at Ceylinco Insurance .


Machine learning and AI Bootcamp training sri lanka

Recently I did Data Science and Machine learning Bootcamp training at Sri Lanka.

This 2 days training was focus on getting started with Data Science technologies. Azure machine learning studio, R studio, Jupyter Notebook , Spyder with Python for data science. It also includes real world usage of machine learning for regression, classification and product recommendations.

Machine learning and AI Bootcamp training sri lanka

Course Outline –

https://uditha.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/data-science-bootcamp-training-sri-lanka-singapore/

10  developers from Ceylinco Insurance attended 2 Days of training.

Machine learning and AI Bootcamp training sri lanka

Machine learning and AI Bootcamp training sri lanka

For Training Requirement Contact-

udithamail@yahoo.com

udithait@gmail.com

training@bluechiptraining.biz

Getting started with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).


Azure Kubernetes Service

Kubernetes allows you to build your applications with your preferred programming language, OS, libraries, or messaging bus. Existing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools can integrate with Kubernetes to schedule and deploy releases.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) provides a managed Kubernetes service that reduces the complexity for deployment and core management tasks, including coordinating upgrades. The AKS control plane is managed by the Azure platform, and you only pay for the AKS nodes that run your applications

Kubernetes cluster architecture

A Kubernetes cluster is divided into two components:

· Control plane nodes provide the core Kubernetes services and orchestration of application workloads.

· Nodes run your application workloads.

Azure Kubernetes Service

You can create AKS using Azure portal or CLI tools. Azure portal option is beginner friendly. First you can go into azure portal and select containers. Then select Kubernetes Service.

Azure Kubernetes Service

Then it will direct into Create Kubernetes Cluster window. In that you can select new resource group and give cluster name. Also you can select preferred Kubernetes version. Afterward you can select Review+ create to build AKS.

Azure Kubernetes Service

Azure also supports creating AKS using CLI. For that you can use following commands.

az group create –name myResourceGroup –location eastus

az aks create --resource-group myResourceGroup --name myAKSCluster

 --node-count 1 --enable-addons monitoring --generate-ssh-keys

Once AKS created you can view using portal or commands line.

Azure Kubernetes Service

Since Azure manage things like networking, scaling, monitoring we can only focus on deploying applications.

Azure Kubernetes Service

Auto Scaling

Azure Kubernetes Service

Monitoring

Once application deployed it can be viewed using command line or dashboard. Next tutorial we will discuss deploying application to Kubernetes cluster. You can launch AKS dashboard using following command.

az aks browse –resource-group myResourceGroup –name myAKSCluster

Azure Kubernetes Service

Azure Kubernetes Service

After application deployment you can go to services in look for public IP address to launch web site.

Azure Kubernetes Service

Microsoft Azure DevOps Training at Bangkok, Thailand.


azure devops training

Recently I did Microsoft Azure DevOps Training at Bangkok, Thailand.

I covered following topics at the training.

Introduce Azure DevOps with key features.

Agile and azure boards  with hands on labs.

Git with azure repos using both Visual studio and VS code.

Azure artefact with building and deploying class library.

Introduce Azure test plans to build test cases

Setup build pipeline using asp.net project and deploy to azure container service.

Setup azure pipeline using app service to push azure container repository.

azure devops training

azure devops training

10 IT Staff members attended 2 Days of Devops training.

azure devops training

Global AI Bootcamp 2019 , Singapore.


Global AI Bootcamp , Singapore.

Recently I did Machine learning session at Global AI Bootcamp ,Singapore.

Global AI Bootcamp , Singapore.

Building Product Recommendation using Azure Machine Learning
by Uditha

Recommender systems are one of the most successful and widespread application of machine learning technologies in business.
This session will focus on building a Product Recommendation System using Azure Machine Learning and deploying as a web service.

Global AI Bootcamp , Singapore.

Global AI Bootcamp , Singapore.

Global AI Bootcamp , Singapore.

AI and Machine Learning Webinar. (Sinhala and English)


AI and Machine Learning Webinar. (Sinhala and English)

AI හා Machine Learning අන්තර්ජාල වැඩමුළුව හැදින්වීම

මෙම වැඩමුළුව තුලින් ප්‍රයෝගිකව මයික්‍රොසොෆ්ට් machine learning හරහා දත්ත විශ්ලේෂණය හා ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම සවිස්තරාත්මකව ඔබට ගෙනහැර දැක්වීමට බලාපොරොත්තු වෙමු. ඔබ කෘතීම බුද්ධිය හා බැදුණු තාක්ෂණික කරනා පිලිබඳ උනන්දුවක් දක්වන්නේ නම් හා මේ ක්ෂේස්ත්‍රයට පිවිසීමට කැමති නම් මේ වෙබ් සම්මන්ත්‍රණය ඔබව නිසි මගට යොමු කරනු ඇත.

This hands-on workshop aims to enable participants with the knowledge to analyze and present data by using Microsoft Machine Learning, and to provide an introduction to the use of machine learning and Cognitive Services.

Workshop Outline
වැඩමුළුවේ සැකැස්ම

Introduction to Microsoft AI
කෘතීම බුද්ධිය හැදින්වීම (මයික්‍රොසොෆ්ට් platform)

Introduction to Azure Machine Learning
Azure භාවිතයෙන් Machine Learning

Predicting Employee Churn using AML
AML භාවිතයෙන් සේවක පිරිවැටුම පුරෝකථනය කිරීම

ඔබ, මෘදුකාංග ඉංජිනේරුවෙකු, දත්ත සමුදාය කළමණාකරුවෙකු, ව්‍යාපාර බුද්ධි විශ්ලේෂකයෙකු හෝ කෘතීම බුද්ධිය ගැන උනන්දුවක් දක්වන්නේ නම් මේ වෙබ් සම්මන්ත්‍රණය ඔබටයි. කේතනය පිලිබඳ හැකියාව අත්‍යවශ්‍ය නොවේ.

This workshop is suitable for software developers, database developers, business intelligence analysts and IT professionals.

දේශකයා

උදිත බණ්ඩාර
දකුණු හා නැගෙනහිර ආසියාවේ පළමු XNA හා Direct X හොඳම වෘත්තිකයා ලෙස සම්මානයට පාත්‍ර වී ඇත. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ප්‍රධානපෙලේ ආයතන ගණනාවකටම තම දැනුමින් උපදේශනය සපයා ඇති ඔහු හොං කොං, මැලේසියාව, සිංගප්පූරුව, කාම්බෝජය, ඉන්දුනීසියාව, මියන්මාරය, බංගලාදේශය හා ඉන්දියාවේ වැඩමුළු හා සම්මන්ත්‍රණ රාශියක් පවත්වා ඇත. ඔහුගේ මුලික විෂයන් වන්නේ කෘතීම බුද්ධිය, ජංගම දුරකථන යෙදුම් හා ජාලගත තාක්ෂනයන්ය.

Uditha Bandara (MVP) specializes in Microsoft development, AI, Mobile App and Cloud technologies. He is the South East Asia’s First XNA/DirectX MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He had delivered sessions at various events and conferences in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India.

Microsoft AI

Microsoft Azure Training Day at Manila , Philippines.


Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines

Last week I had conducted 2 sessions at Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines. Around 100 IT professionals attended the event at Microsoft Philippines.

Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines

Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines

Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines

Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines

Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines