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Using Microsoft Visio 2010 Book is Here!
May 19, 2011 – 3:09 pm | 13 Comments | 16545 views
Using Microsoft Visio 2010 Book is Here!

Using Microsoft Visio 2010 is my introductory book on mastering the latest incarnation of Visio. Come help me celebrate its publication!

Sample Chapter for Rules & Validation Book
July 21, 2010 – 7:20 am | 2 Comments | 14131 views
Sample Chapter for Rules & Validation Book

You might have heard about David Parker’s new book about Visio 2010 Premium’s Rules and Validation for process diagramming.
We’ve just discovered that there’s a free chapter available online, so you can kick the tires before …

New Book: Visio 2010 Rules, Validation & Business Process Diagramming
July 19, 2010 – 11:42 am | One Comment | 33461 views
New Book: Visio 2010 Rules, Validation & Business Process Diagramming

Read about David Parker’s new book about Microsoft Visio 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation that helps you to create custom rule sets for validating your Visio 2010 Premium-based solutions!

Register Now for analystView Process-analysis Webinar
June 5, 2010 – 7:37 pm | 4 Comments | 37590 views
Register Now for analystView Process-analysis Webinar

Are you the type that wears I Heart BPM T-shirts? Or maybe: Give me Some BPMN Lovin’ ? Or do you just like to go around improving processes, regardless of your apparel?
Note: this event is …

Download the New Visio 2010 SDK!
May 1, 2010 – 4:03 pm | 6 Comments | 21059 views
Download the New Visio 2010 SDK!

If you’re a Visio developer, then Christmas has arrived! The Visio 2010 Software Development Kit has just been made available as a free download from Microsoft.com.

Remove Backgrounds From Images With Office 2010!
November 11, 2009 – 11:13 am | 2 Comments | 12968 views
Remove Backgrounds From Images With Office 2010!

The upcoming release of Office 2010 from Microsoft has a cool feature that helps you to remove backgrounds from images. Now you can cut yourself out of a picture and place it into your Visio diagrams, while the background details show through!

Top Visio Guy Downloads (as of November 2009)
November 10, 2009 – 2:52 pm | 6 Comments | 21209 views
Top Visio Guy Downloads (as of November 2009)

See what other Visio Guy readers are downloading, and see how I visualized the download statistics!

Visio 2010 Beta: Sign Up Now!
November 4, 2009 – 9:28 am | 3 Comments | 10947 views
Visio 2010 Beta: Sign Up Now!

Register, Dave.
Dave, won’t you register?
Please register, Dave.
Dave, I think it’s time for you to register.
I think it would be best, Dave, if you would register for the Visio 2010 Beta.
Note: the beta period for …

Free Visio Partner Products for IT & Process Management
October 16, 2009 – 12:01 am | 7 Comments | 32298 views
Free Visio Partner Products for IT & Process Management

The kind folks over in Redmond have informed the Visio Guy of some deals regarding add-on products from Visio partners.
If you are an IT guy or do business process management, then you should probably check …

Visio Guy is an MVP (Again)
October 1, 2009 – 8:42 pm | 6 Comments | 10934 views
Visio Guy is an MVP (Again)

I just got an e-mail from the Mother Ship that says I’ve been renewed as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional!

Visio 2010 SharePoint Workflows
August 10, 2009 – 8:38 pm | 12 Comments | 43362 views
Visio 2010 SharePoint Workflows

Visio 2010 includes a new template for Microsoft SharePoint Workflows. See what they look like, and find out what’s going on behind the scenes!

Visio 2010 Master Icons Get a Facelift!
August 6, 2009 – 4:44 am | 14 Comments | 31516 views
Visio 2010 Master Icons Get a Facelift!

The end of an age of terror is nigh!
Visio 2010 creates a live preview of your master shapes so you don’t have to fiddle and futz around. You don’t have to waste time and effort …

Visio 2010 Live Preview – Formatting & Themes
July 28, 2009 – 10:18 pm | 4 Comments | 15327 views
Visio 2010 Live Preview – Formatting & Themes

See how Visio 2010 lets you preview formatting changes LIVE! See shapes change color and text change size and font family as your mouse hovers over options!

Visio 2010 Live Preview for Layout – Cool, Smooth Animations
July 27, 2009 – 1:00 pm | No Comment | 13159 views
Visio 2010 Live Preview for Layout – Cool, Smooth Animations

See how Visio 2010 does layout by easing your shapes into new positions with smooth, creamy animation!

Top 10 Visio Things That Have Nothing To Do With Visio
July 24, 2009 – 4:33 am | 5 Comments | 14763 views
Top 10 Visio Things That Have Nothing To Do With Visio

Visio isn’t just Visio, you know?

Visio Services and SharePoint 2010
July 14, 2009 – 1:31 pm | 3 Comments | 29163 views
Visio Services and SharePoint 2010

Office 2010 betas are starting to hit customers hands (one way or another) and the buzz about Microsoft’s next big release is starting to pick up.
I just watched a video that presented an overview of …

Top Visio Guy Posts
July 9, 2009 – 9:34 pm | One Comment | 10676 views
Top Visio Guy Posts

Find out which articles other Visio Guy readers have been reading.

Don’t Read! Watch Videos of Visio MVPs Instead!
July 8, 2009 – 8:15 pm | 5 Comments | 10194 views
Don’t Read! Watch Videos of Visio MVPs Instead!

Hear what 5 of the biggest Visio Nerds that ever lived have to say about their favorite diagramming app.

Need Network Shapes? Fill Your Cup at the Visio Cafe!
June 21, 2009 – 9:35 pm | 11 Comments | 192417 views
Need Network Shapes? Fill Your Cup at the Visio Cafe!

Could you use 5000 free Visio network shapes in 192 Visio stencils? Find out where you can get ‘em, and search our Mega Table that lists each and every network equipment item!

Rate (Your) Network Diagram
June 15, 2009 – 12:12 pm | 6 Comments | 31574 views
Rate (Your) Network Diagram

Find out how bad your network diagram sucks, or tell someone else how bad their network diagram sucks.

Interview With a Visio Guy
May 18, 2009 – 7:27 am | 3 Comments | 11914 views
Interview With a Visio Guy

Watch a great video about one man’s experiences using Visio and developing visual solutions on top of Visio.

Visio Viewer for Developers
May 11, 2009 – 9:41 am | 3 Comments | 27357 views
Visio Viewer for Developers

Use the free Visio Viewer to look at Visio files…or as a control in your own custom application.

Microsoft Office 14 Timeline
May 4, 2009 – 12:33 pm | 14 Comments | 35073 views
Microsoft Office 14 Timeline

Play with this hand-made Visio time-line and get nebulous details on Microsoft’s schedule for Office 2010 at the same time.

Get Visio 2007 Service Pack 2
April 29, 2009 – 1:26 pm | No Comment | 10294 views
Get Visio 2007 Service Pack 2

Find out which bugs they fixed, and where to download SP2 for Vis 2007.

Bonjour, Visio en Français!
April 27, 2009 – 7:58 am | 6 Comments | 7317 views
Bonjour, Visio en Français!

Michel Laplace is a Visio MVP and just started a new Visio expert site in French. Vous le trouverez ici…

Eight Places to Watch Visio Videos
April 21, 2009 – 9:26 am | No Comment | 13281 views
Eight Places to Watch Visio Videos

Take advantage of that fat band-width pipe you’re paying for and find out where the best on-line videos about Visio are.

Rack Server Virtualization Add-in
April 14, 2009 – 11:12 am | 8 Comments | 54078 views
Rack Server Virtualization Add-in

Learn about a new add-in for Visio 2007 Professional from Microsoft. This Add-In will help you plan your hardware utilization by generating before- and after detailed views of your racks and servers.

Visio Guy Forums: New!
April 23, 2008 – 11:48 pm | 3 Comments | 32828 views
Visio Guy Forums: New!

Visio Guy has it’s own discussion forum, where you can get help with those sticky issues, or offer your expertise to others.

Visio Conference 2008 – Awards, Notes, Epilogue
February 8, 2008 – 11:23 pm | 2 Comments | 17154 views
Visio Conference 2008 – Awards, Notes, Epilogue

Find out what happened and who attended the 2008 Visio Conference in Seattle.

Visio Solution Developer Pain Points Presentation
February 6, 2008 – 1:31 am | 2 Comments | 13659 views
Visio Solution Developer Pain Points Presentation

Download PowerPoint slides and code samples from Visio Guy’s presentation at the 2008 Visio conference.

Visio Conference Side-by-Side Schedule
February 3, 2008 – 12:51 am | No Comment | 11840 views
Visio Conference Side-by-Side Schedule

Edit: the is Microsoft Office Visio Conference 2008 over, so this won’t be super-interesting any more : )

Visio Conference 2007…er maybe…2008
August 13, 2007 – 4:52 am | 4 Comments | 8811 views
Visio Conference 2007…er maybe…2008

Psssssst!!!
Rumor has it that another Visio conference is in the works!
Look here in the coming months to find out more: http://www.msvisioconference.com/