Author news: Scott Helmers & others provide free videos on Visio 2010

Post from Kenyon Brown, editor, Microsoft Press

Three Microsoft Visio MVPs and authors, including Microsoft Press author, Scott Helmers, who wrote Microsoft Visio 2010 Step by Step, have recorded two dozen 5-8 minute videos on key topics in Visio 2010.

Microsoft will release one video per week, and make them available at The Visio 2010 MVP Sessions page. Most videos include one or more sample diagrams that you can download.

Topics include:

  • Containers and lists
  • Layers
  • Network and rack diagrams
  • Shape data
  • Backstage and the ribbon
  • Working with CAD drawings
  • BPMN and SharePoint Workflow diagrams
  • and many, many more...


Session 1, “Get started with the right template, features Scott. Here’s a description:

See how to get started in Microsoft Visio 2010 with the right template. This video introduces the eight categories of templates available in Visio 2010:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Flowchart (including Business Process Modeling Notation—BPMN--and SharePoint workflow templates in Visio Premium 2010)
  • General
  • Maps and floor plans
  • Network
  • Schedule
  • Software and database

It also shows how easy it is to create drawings by starting with sample diagrams.

Check them out.

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