Microsoft connects communities through innovation

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

The workshop organised by the software giant is in line with its global social responsibility mission to help social service organisations to connect with grassroots communities more effectively through the use of the latest in IT developments.

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 organisation leaders on Microsoft’s regional perspective on community affairs and communications. Chief Guest, WasanthaDeshapriya, ICTA’s Program Director – Re-engineering Government, delivered the keynote address.