Quick comment (on comments) for the New Year

Welcome back!  Hope everyone out there had a great holiday season.  For those of you who tried to submit a comment and couldn’t, yes, I really DO want to hear from you!  Evidently there was a setting that didn’t allow comments to be posted, which I just changed.  So submit away!


Data Graphics: visualizing data on your diagram

Last week I talked about connecting a Visio diagram to data, but we hadn’t gone over how to actually display the data on the diagram itself.  That’s where data graphics comes in.  Data graphics is a new technology we are introducing in Visio 12 that provides a variety of ways of showing data on top…


PivotDiagrams, part 1

Hey, what’s up?  I’m back from a little break after the Visio Partner Conference.  Today I’m going to talk about the last of the major data features we are doing in Visio 12:  PivotDiagrams.  You can think of PivotDiagrams as similar to PivotTables in Excel.  They allow you to work with data where you want…


Hello and welcome

Hi everyone, I’m the Lead Program Manager for the Visio team and I’m going to be talking about the new features we’ve been working on for Visio 12.  I am also looking forward to hearing from you about your Visio thoughts.  A little bit about me:  this is the first release of Visio that I…


A brief detour from data: AutoConnect

I thought I’d start off the New Year with a little break from the data features in Visio 12, and talk about one of the other areas we’ve been working on in the product as well.  We are spending a lot of time on data, but are doing plenty of other features too!  One of…


Themes: Great Results in a few clicks

Hi, I’m back again from another round of traveling (thanks for the messages from people wondering where I was!) and I’ve still got more new features to tell you about in Visio 2007.  This week I’m going to spend some time talking about the new Themes feature and some of the other improvements to how…


Visio Conference Recap

Wow, what a couple of days it’s been at the Visio Partner Conference!  The level of excitement has been fantastic, and the new data features have been received very well.  Steve Ballmer started things off with the typical Ballmer enthusiasm Thursday morning with a joint Visio and Project Keynote.  He featured a great demo from…


Data Link: getting data into your shapes

Okay, let’s dig into some of the scenarios around integrating data with Visio diagrams that I mentioned last week.  One of the major trends right now in the enterprise is the focus on process improvement.  Companies can realize huge gains in quality and profitability by visualizing their business processes, analysing them for inefficiencies, and targeting…


Now everybody can try out Visio 2007

There’s been a lot going on this week that I wanted to let you know about.  First of all, of course, Office 2007 Beta 2 (including Visio) has been released and is publicly available, which means that everyone can download and try out this huge release.  Beta 2 looks good across the board and Visio…


DXF, DWG & Visio

Hey!   Do you ever open, save or use AutoCAD files (DXF/DWG) with Visio? If so, the Visio product team would like to talk to you. Please drop us a line, and we’ll be in touch.