(Relatively) New blog with lots of great Visio content

Somehow I had thought that I had already pointed people to Saveen Reddy’s blog, but looking back through the archives I realized that I hadn’t. Saveen doesn’t work on the Visio team, but is a power user and knows a ton about visualization. I’m a huge fan of Python the programming language, and he covers…

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Visio Active Directory Topology Diagrammer

One of the most common requests I get from IT users of Visio is for a way to draw out an Active Directory topology map. Visio has Active Directory shapes, but until now it didn’t have the ability to actually go out and create a diagram from AD. We’ve put up a free download that…

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Upcoming webcast

I’ll be presenting a webcast on the Data Visualization features in Visio on Tuesday, August 7th. Here is a link to the details and registration information.

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New book — Visualizing Information with Visio 2007

Somehow I missed the fact that Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007, a new book by David Parker, has been published. I knew that the book was coming out, but somehow the actual release slipped by me. I’ve had a number of people ask about good books for learning about real world uses of…

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Session at the Microsoft BI Conference

If you plan to be at the Microsoft BI Conference in Seattle this week, make sure to stop by my Chalk Talk on Friday at 9:45 AM in CT Theater 3. This will be a smaller, informal session with particular emphasis on connecting Visio to SQL Server Analysis Services.

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Visio 2007: Good reference on developer changes

I spent a little time today answering questions about some of the new features in Visio 2007, and noticed that I had never linked to these articles: What’s New for Developers in Visio 2007 (Part 1 of 2) What’s New for Developers in Visio 2007 (Part 2 of 2) The first provides a good overview…

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Visio Session at Interop Las Vegas

I’ll be presenting a session on Visio at Interop Las Vegas on May 22nd. The presentation will focus on visualizing IT data using Visio 2007. If you’ll be at the conference, make sure to check it out. I’ll be around for a few days, so if you are interested in chatting there feel free to…

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VSTO and Visio

As I’ve mentioned before, Visual Studio Tools for Office includes wizards for Visio in their latest release (VSTO 2005 SE) and this will be a big part of Visio development in the future. Having said that, there is still a little bit of work in creating a VSTO Visio add-in. Chris Castillo has created the…

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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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Office and Visio Launch

As many of you know, yesterday was the business launch of Office, including Visio. The full consumer launch (i.e. boxes available in stores) will happen in January. In the meantime, you can download a trial version of the final product. We have released the latest versions of the Visio Viewer and the SDK.

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