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/

Blue Chip Training and Consulting Corporate Video.


 

Version 1.0 of the Blue Chip Training and Consulting Corporate Video

Celebrating 4 Years for my blog uditha.wordpress.com.


I had started my blog in January 2008.As of now it had reached over 100,000 hits within 4 Years. That is average of 68 visitors per day. I `m hoping to have even more visitors in 2012.

My First Blog post –

https://uditha.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/sri-lanka-s-first-game-programming-learning/

Celebrating 3 Years for my blog uditha.wordpress.com.


I had started my blog in January 2008.As of now it had reached over 72,000 hits within 3 Years. That is average of 65 visitors per day. I `m hoping to have even more visitors in 2011.

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My First Blog post –

https://uditha.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/sri-lanka-s-first-game-programming-learning/

Future Minds 2010.


Future Minds exhibition is one of the leading education exhibitions in Sri Lanka. This year also I was participating to future minds event as an exhibitor in the Academy of multimedia design and technology stall.

http://www.amdt.izearts.com/

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We had shown course details of our new Advance diploma program. It’s a 2 year advanced diploma in Game design and development. This was the First time in        Sri Lanka to launch 2 year program in Game design and development. Lots of students and people form the industry interested in this course.

And we had also showcased few XBOX360 games in the exhibition. Games like Dirt 2, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Forza Motorsport 3, Halo3 and Guitar Hero World Tour among them.

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Details of the Sri Lanka`s First 2 Year Advanced Diploma in Game Design and development.

For more details visit- http://www.futureminds.lk/

World Cyber Games 2009 world finals.


World Cyber games 2009 finals was held at Chengdu ,China .
82000 spectators were came to see the world finals.
There were 600 players form 65 countries compete for the grand trophy
Team Korea(South) won this year grand final with 3 gold,2 silver, and 3 bronze medals.

Country ranking:

1st

Korea (South)

2nd

Sweden

3rd

Germany

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Closing Ceremony.

 

WCG 2010 grand finals going to be held at Los Angels ,USA with celebrating
its 10th anniversary.

Image courtesy –

http://www.wcg.com/6th/main.asp

Digit IT Magazine Articles.


Seventh  issue (August)

These are the articles I wrote in this month.

1-Getting Started with XBOX 360 game development using Microsoft XNA (part V).

http://digit.lk/09_august_xbox

2-World Cyber games Asian Finals at Singapore.

http://digit.lk/09_august_wcg