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/

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.

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

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

Docker Fundamentals training at Singapore.


Docker Fundamentals training at Singapore.

Recently I did Docker Fundamentals training at NTUC Singapore.

About the course-

This is introductory Docker course to give your team the best foundation for enterprise-grade Docker use-cases. The Docker Fundamentals training course features the foundational concepts and practices of containerization on a single Docker node. The course offers learners the opportunity to assimilate basic container orchestration and how to scale Docker across multiple nodes in a simple swarm cluster. This course provides essential foundational knowledge for subsequent Docker courses.

I covered following topics at the training.

The Docker Story

Introduction to Images

Creating Images

System Commands

Docker Networking Basics

Docker Compose

Scaling out with Swarm Mode and Kubernetes

Managing Secrets

Docker Fundamentals training at Singapore.

Docker Fundamentals training at Singapore.

Docker Fundamentals training at Singapore.

4 Software developers attended 3 Days of Docker training.

DevOps Fundamental with Docker and Kubernetes Training.


DevOps Fundamental with Docker and Kubernetes Training

DevOps Fundamental with Docker and Kubernetes TrainingDevOps Fundamental with Docker and Kubernetes Training

This 3 days course provides a basic introduction to the concept of DevOps with Docker and Kubernetes hands on labs. It seeks to give the student a working knowledge of what DevOps is and how it impacts IT in the real world. This course explains the culture of DevOps as well as some of the main practices and tools associated with DevOps. It also introduces the student to the close relationship between DevOps and the cloud.
Upon completion, developers will have a solid understanding of the origin, architecture and building blocks for Docker and Kubernetes, and will be able to begin testing the new cloud native pattern to begin the cloud native journey.

DevOps Concepts and Practices

Build Automation

Continuous Integration

Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment

Infrastructure as Code

Configuration Management

Orchestration

Monitoring

Microservices

DevOps and the Cloud

DevOps and Microsoft Azure

Introduction to DevOps Tools

Build Automation and Continuous Integration

Virtualization and Containerization

Tools for Monitoring

Understanding Docker

Virtual Machines vs Docker Containers

Installing Docker

Visualizing Docker’s Architecture

Hello World with Docker

Docker Images and Containers

Docker Compose in the Real World

Adding Docker Compose Support to Web App

Managing Web App with Docker Compose

C# / .NET Starter Project

Deploying and Scaling Docker

Understanding Kubernetes

Kubernetes Architecture

Set up your environment

Virtual machines, containers, and Kubernetes

Set up and deploy your first application

Kubernetes in the Real World

Managing State with Deployments

Services

Scheduling

Helm

Security

Using Kubernetes Features

Pods

Labels

Services

Namespaces

Practical Kubernetes Examples

Hello World

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