Tools to Working from home in Sri Lanka.


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.



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!



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.



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.



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.

Microsoft Teams



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.

Team viewer


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

Cisco Webex


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

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.

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Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines

Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines

Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines

Microsoft Azure Training Day Manila , Philippines

Azure Machine Learning and AI Workshop at COMAT Singapore.


Recently I did Azure Machine Learning workshop at COMAT Singapore.

Topics Covered –

– Introduction to Machine Learning.
– Introduction to Azure Machine Learning.
– Predicting Employee Churn using AML.



Around 25 IT professionals and students attended my session.

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.

Machine learning for beginners: Azure AI Book.

Machine learning for beginners: Azure AI

My new book Machine Learning for beginners: Azure AI now available on Amazon Kindle version and print version.

Machine learning for beginners: Azure AI

Book Details –

Machine learning for beginner’s book provides getting started knowledge about machine learning projects. Based on Azure AI technologies this book will go through Regression, Classification and Product Recommendations. 
This book also provides python basic coding experiments toward machine learning and data science.

Topics Covered- 
Introduction to Azure AI & Machine Learning 
Matchbox Recommendations 
Azure Machine Learning Web services 
R and Python Integration 
Python Cloud Notebook

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Machine learning for beginners: Azure AI

Print Edition.

Machine learning for beginners: Azure AI

Kindle Version.

Data Science and Machine learning Bootcamp training at Singapore.

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Recently I did Data Science and Machine learning Bootcamp training at Singapore for VISA Employees.

This 3 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.

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Course Outline –

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5  developers from Visa Worldwide ,Singapore attended 3 Days training.

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Global Azure Bootcamp 2019 – Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Recently I did Machine Learning session at Global Azure Bootcamp 2019 –Colombo.

Session Topic- Building a Product Recommendation System using Azure Machine Learning

Session Description-

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.
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is a collaborative tool use to build, test, and deploy predictive analytics solutions on your data. Machine Learning Studio publishes models as web services that can easily be consumed by custom apps or BI tools.

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Around 70 attended the session.

Event details-

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