Visio 2007: Consumer Launch

I’m happy to say that you can now buy Visio 2007 online and at stores. This is a huge release for us so it is great to finally be able to have it out there broadly. If you are looking for more information on what you get in this version, you can find my posts…

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Visio 2007: Bug in Drawing Control

Please be aware that there is a bug in the Visio 2007 Drawing Control such that if you have the SRC property set and add a new page (either through the UI or through code), Visio crashes. Obviously this is really bad and we are actively working to get a fix, but in the meantime…

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BPMN in Visio (and Shape Search)

As many of you are aware, there is a standard process notation standard out there called Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). If you are looking to use this notation in Visio, you have several options. The most straightforward is to just use “Search for Shapes” (at the top of the shapes window) by typing “BPMN”…

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Launching a Remote Desktop session from a hyperlink

If you are managing your network with a Visio diagram (either in Visio or on a web page), you might have wished that you could just click on a server shape and connect directly to that machine to administer it. I’ve seen people put these types of hyperlinks into their diagrams when their servers have…

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Do You Share Diagrams On A Server?

Do you ever put Visio diagrams on a SharePoint site, Web site, or file server so you can easily share them with others? Are you making use of Visio 2007’s Data Link and Data Graphics features? If so, the Visio Product Planning team would like to talk to you! We are currently conducting research to…

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DXF, DWG & Visio

Now that Visio 2007 is out the door (mostly — the consumer launch is coming up soon) we are looking at future versions.  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. Send me a note (use the contact form…

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Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

I’ve seen a number of links to a new paper and page showing a summary of different visualization techniques: A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Since I often find that the most challenging aspect of visualization for most people is coming up with interesting novel ways to display data, this is a useful tool for…

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