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Using Microsoft Visio 2010 Book is Here!

Submitted by on May 19, 2011 – 3:09 pm | | 71023 views 15 Comments

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I got home today and found a mysterious package on my desk.

Since I hadn’t ordered anything recently, I had a hunch what it might be…

Lo and behold, I was right! After anxiously ripping open the plastic shipping envelope, I held in my hands the physical manifestation of many months of hard work. A shining copy of my introductory book on how to use Microsoft Visio 2010. Real paper! Glossy cover!

The official title, ahem: Using Microsoft Visio 2010, and it is published by QUE Publishing. They’ve updated their Using series this year with a fresh new look. The books are shorter, have an easy-going format, include media elements and web companion materials, and are packed with step-by-step exercises to teach you the essentials of using the latest software applications.

Although Using Microsoft Visio 2010 is less than a Euro thick, you get 376 pages, jam-packed with useful information and tips. You also get an additional 37 pages in Chapter 11 (Developing Custom Visio Solutions), which is available as a bonus download. Plus there are 37 videos and 11 audio files to make it “more than just a book.”

If that’s still too much to lug around, you can also get as a Kindle eBook.

Since it was a beautiful afternoon, we decided to go to the Augustiner Biergarten to celebrate and relax. You can see that the book measures up quite well to one liter of Bavaria’s finest:

Here’s an aerial shot. The sky was the same color as the book on the afternoon:

See if you can gauge the number of years between now and when that photo on the back cover was taken:

Working on a project like this is a lot of work, but holding the published result in your hands is really quite rewarding. I hope that my effort helps you complete your diagramming tasks more quickly, efficiently, and with more enjoyment and satisfaction.

Note: Amazon says: “Available June 4th”, but you can pre-order right now. As you can see from the photos above, it’s definitely been sent to manufacturing!

Update: Amazon is now reporting: “In stock on June 19th”. To those who’ve pre-ordered, sorry for the long wait. I’m not sure what happened, as I’ve had copies for some time now.

Update 2011.o7.04: Copies have arrived in the U.S., U.K and Germany Woohoo!


  • adam says:

    Hey Chris, Congratulations! Just placed my order. Maybe you can sign my copy next time you are in the bay area.



  • stretch says:

    Congratulations! Already have my copy on pre-order at Amazon. 🙂

  • Wombat says:

    Wow, very nice! Congratulation for the book!!!
    I really like your website, and as well the Biergarten in Munich ;)! It is very useful for my dissertation!!!

  • Dorianne Nelson says:

    Hi Visio Guy: I was delighted to see the Visio Guy logo at the top of my Google Screen! What a trip! How could I not visit this site!

    Signed: Visio Guy’s Mom

  • Chris Dornan says:

    I have just received the book — it is just excellent. The on-line run-throughs are invaluable. The value is stunning — well done!

  • Walter says:

    Hi Chris, congratulations!!! I will order it for sure, guess it takes a couple of weeks until it will arive in Brazil!
    Anyway, to see the picture with the bavarian Biergarden makes it really hard vor an real Bavarian to be so far away!!!

    All best and good selling buddy!
    Microsoft Brazil

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  • Vincent Glotzbach says:

    I’ve been working through this book for the better part of last weeks evenings. I decided to actualy learn to use visio instead of just muddle through the drawing of network diagrams and so far I’m loving it.

    Not only do you manage to present the topics in a clear way, you also do so in a very compact way, making it possible to pick up on a lot of useful stuff in a very short time, which allows me to learn the tool without it getting in the way of the actual work.

  • Visio Guy says:

    Thanks Vincent,

    It’s wonderful to hear encouraging words!

  • Daniel Lamarche says:

    Hello Visio Guy

    Purchased your Visio 2010 book on QUE Publishing. I like to look at it occasionally. Now I would like to go through it thoroughly.

    I tried to find on QUE some accompanying files for the book. Is there such a thing? Could be useful, especially for the bonus PDF document ‘Developing Custom Visio Solutions’.


  • Visio Guy says:

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for the purchase, and good question.

    There are no “files to download” that accompany the book, other than the bonus Chapter 11 PDF file. I never packaged up all of the sample files because A. I thought it was a good idea for readers to work through it, and B. I just didn’t have the time, especially after the extra effort to produce all of the companion videos that come with the book.

    Maybe someday I’ll scrape them together and put them on this site, but I doubt I’ll have the time. A quick scan for *.vsd in my “book” directory revealed 182 items!



  • DLamarche says:

    Thanks very much Chris. No worries at all. Thanks for the reply and the lovely book.


  • Robin Sharman says:

    A great book – really helpful with loads of tips and tricks that I’d never have found out about otherwise – worth every penny. The online version is also very helpful, or at least was until about 4 months ago when all the media links stopped working – I contacted Safari and they said it was the website publisher that was responsible – still no online access to the media links- very disappointing

  • Brad Stiles says:

    I just bought a copy of Using Visio 2010. I’m dissapointed that que publishing doesn’t seem to be offering any of the media files or Chapter 11 PDF files. Is there someplace I could download Chapter 11 and use the media files, if necessary.

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