Remember to check out the new Visio blog!

Our new Visio blog is filled with tons of articles that can help you make the most of everything Visio has to offer. In it, we have posts on new features, tips and tricks, and ways to make your diagram look both professional and beautiful.   To give you an idea, here’s a sampling of…


Our new Visio blog

The Visio Insights blog is moving! If you’d like to stay informed on the latest Microsoft Visio news and announcements, head over to the new Visio blog. We also have a new RSS feed so you can stay up-to-date. You’ll still be able to access previous posts here, but as of today, no new posts…


BPMN Diagramming Basics Course Available

A new series of training videos have been posted on to introduce Visio users to Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN).  The videos are packaged as a course named BPMN Diagramming Basics. The course provides both an introduction to the BPMN notation and a tutorial on creating BPMN diagrams with Visio 2010 Premium.  Along the…


Working with Connected Diagrams Programmatically, part 1

In a previous blog post, we told you about the new Connectivity APIs in Visio 2010 that make it easier for developers to create and to move across a connected diagram. We’ve shown you how to use some of the new APIs to create new connected shapes (see here); now we’ll examine techniques for traversing…


Visio 2010 Service Pack 1 Released

Yesterday Microsoft announced the availability of Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.  This wave of releases includes updates to Visio 2010 and the Visio Viewer.  Here are the links for downloading: Visio 2010 SP1 32-bit 64-bit Visio Viewer 2010 SP1 32-bit 64-bit The updates to Visio 2010 include stability, security, and performance…


Visio 2010 XML Schema Definition Released

Visio has published the XML Schema Definition (XSD) files for the Microsoft Visio 2010 XML Drawing (.vdx) format. This schema is also known as DatadiagramML. The .XSD files allow developers to better understand the structure of Visio XML documents and design solutions that work with the .VDX file format. The DatadiagramML Schema for Visio 2010…


Video: Adding a Data Graphic Legend in Visio 2010

The video below shows how to add a Data Graphic legend to a drawing using C# code. How might you use this code within the context of constructing diagrams with Data Graphics? As mentioned in a previous blog post, Visio Professional 2010 and Visio Premium 2010 use container shapes to create legends for data graphics….


Visio Baseball Scorecard

Spring has arrived and baseball season is upon us! Whether you follow the professional leagues, play recreationally or coach in the little leagues, there is one thread that ties all baseball enthusiasts together – a passion for stats. In this article and the attached diagram, we present a baseball scoring sheet that you can use…


Tips for Copy/Paste in Visio 2010 (Including How to Copy a Page)

One of the things we all do a lot is reuse shapes or groups of shapes in several places and often the best way to do that is to Copy the existing shape and Paste it elsewhere. Even though you use it daily, there may be some behavior you’re not familiar with, especially with the…


March Madness: Fill Out Your Brackets With Visio

March Madness is about to start, so here’s a Visio diagram to let you quickly fill out and share your bracket! Download the diagram here, and with a few clicks you can have a complete professional looking bracket that you can easily share with others. This diagram was originally created by Visio MVP Chris Roth,…