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Microsoft Connects Communities Through Innovation

Microsoft Sri Lanka held their second ‘Connecting Communities’ workshop on the 29th February 2012 at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, attended by delegates from the service community, ICTA and the IT industry.

The workshop organized by the software giant is in line with their global social responsibility mission to help social service organisations to connect with grassroots communities more effectively through the use of the latest in IT development. The one-day event was designed to share the most current information about Microsoft technology and the way in which it can help organisations achieve their targeted goals.

The main focus for this year’s workshop was on the use of technology to increase productivity. Lync, the highly successful connectivity tool in the business world today was introduced to the participants by the Microsoft Technology Specialists, whilst Laura Bales, Publications Project Manager, Microsoft Asia addressed the gathering of service organization leaders on Microsoft’s regional perspective on community affairs and communications. Chief Guest, Wasantha Deshapriya, ICTA’s Program Director – Re-engineering Government, gave the keynote address.

Captured below are some of the highlights of the event;

ICTA Program Director – Re-engineering Government Wasnatha Deshapriya delivering the keynote address

ICTA Program Director – Re-engineering Government Wasnatha Deshapriya delivering the keynote address

Microsoft Asia Publications Project Manager Laura Bales addressing the gathering of service organization leaders

Microsoft Asia Publications Project Manager Laura Bales addressing the gathering of service organization leaders

Infoshare CEO Anuruddha Edirisinghe addressing the gathering

Infoshare CEO Anuruddha Edirisinghe addressing the gathering