Bill Morein's Weblog

Visio and Data Visualization.

(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...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/24/2009

Top 5 Visualizations of 2008

For those more generally interested in Data Visualization, this is an interesting post:...

Author: wmorein Date: 12/29/2008

Visio Conference presentation on upcoming version of Visio

In February this year, we held a Visio Conference at which we started to reveal some of the features...

Author: wmorein Date: 12/28/2008

Visio Conference 2008 - Agenda now posted

We've posted the agenda for the upcoming Visio Conference. This conference will be expanded...

Author: wmorein Date: 11/27/2007

Visio SharePoint Stencils

SharePoint has been getting a lot of attention recently, and I've seen a lot of requests for...

Author: wmorein Date: 11/14/2007

Solution Performance Tip 1 – GetFormulas and SetFormulas

One of the most frequent questions I get from partners and other readers of this blog is how to...

Author: wmorein Date: 11/13/2007

Announcing (a bit belatedly) the Visio Conference 2008

This has already been mentioned on some of the other Visio-related blogs, but I wanted to make sure...

Author: wmorein Date: 11/08/2007

Ribbon Baseball Widget for Word 2007 (built using VSTO)

It is baseball playoff time here in the US, so I wrote a Visual Studio Tools for Office 2008 beta...

Author: wmorein Date: 10/08/2007

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...

Author: wmorein Date: 10/03/2007

More breakdowns of visualization techniques

Coding Horror has a good post summarizing a number of breakdowns similar to the Periodic Table of...

Author: wmorein Date: 08/09/2007

Exchange Server 2007 Shapes

A download is available on Microsoft.com containing a stencil and template for Exchange Server 2007....

Author: wmorein Date: 08/08/2007

Upcoming webcast

I'll be presenting a webcast on the Data Visualization features in Visio on Tuesday, August 7th....

Author: wmorein Date: 07/25/2007

Data Mining Add-in update

I posted a while back about the new Data Mining Add-ins for Visio and Excel that were created by the...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/24/2007

Security updates for Visio 2002 and Visio 2003

If you haven't already, make sure that you update any copies of Visio 2002 or 2003 with the security...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/11/2007

New book -- Visualizing Information with Visio 2007

Somehow I missed the fact that Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007, a new book...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/10/2007

Interesting Visualization examples - mostly treemaps

I missed this last year when it came out, but this blog post (an outgrowth of this WSJ article)...

Author: wmorein Date: 05/15/2007

Interesting blog covering visualization of BI data

Sam Batterman, a BI Evangelist here at Microsoft, writes a great blog ("Samb Business Intelligence...

Author: wmorein Date: 05/10/2007

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...

Author: wmorein Date: 05/07/2007

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...

Author: wmorein Date: 05/06/2007

While working on a little project this past week I was spending a lot of time looking for...

Author: wmorein Date: 05/02/2007

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...

Author: wmorein Date: 04/19/2007

Developer Behavior Change in Visio 2007: Additional “GUARD” functions in Shapes

Some developers have noticed a change that we made in Visio 2007: more of the shapes we ship with...

Author: wmorein Date: 04/17/2007

A few people have asked me if the remote desktop hyperlink creator is Visio-specific. The answer is...

Author: wmorein Date: 04/10/2007

VSTO and Visio

As I've mentioned before, Visual Studio Tools for Office includes wizards for Visio in their latest...

Author: wmorein Date: 04/09/2007

A Little Bit of History: The Original Visio Business Plan

One of our developers pointed me towards this great case study of a business drawing program called...

Author: wmorein Date: 03/04/2007

Data Mining Add-ins for Visio 2007 released

The SQL Server Data Mining team has built some Add-ins to allow you to view mining models inside...

Author: wmorein Date: 02/24/2007

(Relatively) New Visio Blog

Our Visio MVPs are in town right now, and that reminded me that I've been remiss in mentioning Chris...

Author: wmorein Date: 02/01/2007

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...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/30/2007

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...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/26/2007

As many of you are aware, there is a standard process notation standard out there called Business...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/23/2007

If you are managing your network with a Visio diagram (either in Visio or on a web page), you might...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/22/2007

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...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/19/2007

DXF, DWG & Visio

Now that Visio 2007 is out the door (mostly -- the consumer launch is coming up soon) we are looking...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/15/2007

Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

I've seen a number of links to a new paper and page showing a summary of different visualization...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/11/2007

Office and Visio Launch

As many of you know, yesterday was the business launch of Office, including Visio. The full consumer...

Author: wmorein Date: 12/01/2006

If you use Save As Web, make sure to check out this post.

Author: wmorein Date: 11/04/2006

Office Developer Poster

Along with developers building applications exclusively for Visio, there are a lot of people who do...

Author: wmorein Date: 11/01/2006

Visio 2007: New Article on Customizing Data Graphics

We're starting to roll out some more developer and power user documentation on the new features in...

Author: wmorein Date: 09/12/2006

Meet a ShapeSheet Function: SETF

With this post I'll start a new series designed to give a little more detail behind some of the more...

Author: wmorein Date: 08/09/2006

Developer Book Recommendation

For those of you who are developing with Visio (particularly if you have some experience), I'd like...

Author: wmorein Date: 08/07/2006

Visio 2007: AutoConnect in action

With this post I'm trying out something new: I'll be posting some videos to give you a little bit of...

Author: wmorein Date: 08/04/2006

Presentation on Building Solutions using the Visio 2007 Data API

The Office team has put up video of all of the presentations from the Office Developer Conference...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/31/2006

Visio 2007: PivotDiagram Tips and Tricks, part 3

The default PivotDiagram layout is a hierarchy with spacing of 9.5 mm (or 0.375 in) between shapes....

Author: wmorein Date: 07/29/2006

Announcing the Visio Customer Council

We're always looking for ways to better understand the needs and concerns of Visio customers. To...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/19/2006

Visio 2007: More on Customizing Data Graphics: Icon Sets with Images

In the previous two posts on customizing Data Graphics, I covered general customization (using a...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/18/2006

Visio 2007: More on Customizing Data Graphic Items: Icon Sets

In my earlier post on Data Graphics customization, I covered how to edit a text Graphic Item. A few...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/14/2006

New Office and Visio icons

It looks like the Office Design Group has gone public with the new icons for Office 2007. Visio is...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/12/2006

Visio at the Worldwide Partner Conference

If you are at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2006 in Boston, make sure to head to the...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/11/2006

Designing the floorplan of a personal 767

I've been following this story with great interest since it first broke in the Wall Street Journal....

Author: wmorein Date: 07/11/2006

10 Tips for Creating Great Process Flowcharts

Here are some tips for building great flowcharts in Visio. The last three are specific to Visio...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/11/2006

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