Saveen Reddy works on security in the Microsoft Forefront team, and has a very interesting blog. He has no Visio-specific responsibilities within MS, but graphics and visualization are among his hobbies. This interest has produced some very interesting posts about Visio. Have a look, and enjoy!
Book Review: Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007
Whether you are a developer creating a Visio-based solution, or are a competent Visio user, David Parker’s excellent offering will help you push Visio 2007 to new limits!
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Visio Newsgroups and Discussion Boards
Well, we’d love to think that Visio Guy is your end-all resource for all-things Visio, but that would be…well…stupid. But since you’re here already, we’d like to point you to a wonderful source of Visio information: Visio newsgroups!
Integrating Visio 2007 with Microsoft Technologies
In your quest to create a Visio-based application you’re not likely to find yourself stranded on a Visio-based-island. You’ll probably find yourself strolling through a land filled with other software products that need to join you on your journey.
So if your wanderings take you through the towns of Access, Excel, Active Directory, SQL Server, MOM, Exchange, Reporting Services, or SharePoint, then you’ve stopped at the right place to get directions!
The good citizens at Visimation have authored eight — that’s E-I-G-H-T-! — articles to guide you on your path towards integrating Visio with Microsoft technologies…
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Data Graphics Resources
Visio 2007 has many cool new features, and among the coolest are Data Linking and Data Graphics. These data features allow shapes to link to data-sources and graphically react to it. You can also add Data Callouts as adornments to existing shapes. The callouts display data next to a shape without visually changing the actual shape.
Of course, if you’re a Visio Guy like me, you won’t be content to sit back and use the pre-built Data Graphics supplied by The Man. You’ll want to roll up your sleeves and create your own, thank you very much.
So I’ve scoured the net to find resources that contain the nitty-gritties about Data Graphics. Have a look, and stay up all night!
Visio 2007 Demo Videos
Hello Visio Fans! I received a Visio Partner e-mail a few days ago that contains a fabulous set of links to Visio How-To demo videos.
The demos cover new Visio 2007 topics such as DataGraphics, Themes, AutoConnect, PivotDiagrams and Vista integration.
Visio 2007 General Information #2
So Visio 2007 has been released, and…well…I’d love to say that I’ve been pounding the pavement, doing a ton of research, and have dug up the latest scoop, but the guys over at Visio Insights have written a nice post entitled: What’s so great about Visio 2007? that anyone’d be hard pressed to beat.
There’s some nice screenshots of the new datagraphics and pivot charts that are available in the new version, as well as links to Visio 2007 new-feature videos and other online resources. So go on over and have a look, and tell ’em Visio Guy sent you!
SharePoint Planning Visio Diagrams
Arno Nel has published links to a really cool set of Visio drawings that relate to Microsoft SharePoint on his blog: Arno Nel 2.0 – The Information Worker. The diagrams illustrate models, scenarios, and flowcharts for planning, designing and deploying SharePoint installations.
Visio and Xml Conference Resources
Back in January 2006, I made a presentation at the Microsoft Office Visio Conference in Home-Sweet-Home Seattle. Good company, good information, and good fun was had by all! You can download plenty of excellent content from that conference, including PowerPoint slides and recorded presentations. Get it here: Visio Conference web site.
In my presentation, Working With Visio an Xml, our friend, Dr. Xml, proudly made his PowerPoint debut and won the crowd over. The presentation summary was…
Visio 2007 General Information #1
I’m getting more and more questions daily about the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Office Visio 2007. Evidently, the final bits for the Office 2007 system have been released to manufacturing, but the products won’t be available ’til early 2007.
For now, however you can play with beta 2, and check out the latest Visio 2007 product information in the following paragraphs…
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