Rate My Network Diagram

In the post yesterday, I started to cover some analytic ways to think about building up data intensive diagrams. In future posts, I’ll spend a little more time talking about how to use those tools for specific diagram types.  Of course, another great way to build great diagrams is to learn from examples. For network diagrams,…


Presenting Your Data in Diagrams

When you are looking to persuade or enlighten, you need to be able to do a great job of presenting information in a way that your audience will understand. As we worked on Visio “12” one of our main goals was to make it incredibly easy to create great looking diagrams that present large amounts…


Visio 2003 Resource Kit for IT Professionals

The first version of the Resource Kit for IT Professionals was a huge hit with customers, so a few months back an updated version was created. The new kit still includes the Altima shapes that were in the first version, but adds LANSurveyor from Neon Software (replacing the previous network mapping product) and Rackwise from…


Visio Connector for Project/EPM/SPS

A new tool (including source code) has been posted on GotDotNet: the Visio Connector for Project/EPM/SPS. This is useful by itself but also provides a great way to learn about connecting Visio with some of the most popular data sources out there. It can be used as a starting point for your own projects. Features: Generate project…


Visio "12" blog

Eric Rockey, the Lead Program Manager for Visio, has started a blog that will cover the new features in the next version of Visio. This is a huge release for us, so make sure to check out the great stuff he is covering.