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Visio 2007: PivotDiagram Tips and Tricks, part 2

In the first PivotDiagram tips post, I talked about some of the alternate ways to create a new...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/10/2006

Visio Conference 2006 presentations available online

If you didn't get a chance to make it to the Visio Conference we held in January, we've put up...

Author: wmorein Date: 07/01/2006

Visio 2007: Value Stream Mapping

Over the last several years, we have seen Lean become more and more prominent as a process...

Author: wmorein Date: 06/28/2006

Visio 2007: Test Drive

I've started focusing more and more on the new features in Visio 2007 and will definitely continue...

Author: wmorein Date: 06/27/2006

Visio 2007: Publish as PDF or XPS

As many of you know, Visio 2007 and the other Office applications will support exporting to Adobe...

Author: wmorein Date: 06/23/2006

Visio 2007: PivotDiagram tips and tricks, part 1

Eric posted a little bit about PivotDiagrams and what you can do with them. I’d like to add a little...

Author: wmorein Date: 06/22/2006

Allowing half “U” sizes in Rack Diagrams

In this post, I discussed some general tips on how to work with shapes with intelligent behaviors....

Author: wmorein Date: 06/20/2006

Visio 2007: Customizing Data Graphic Items

After spending a couple days chatting with people here at TechEd, I am amazed at how many people...

Author: wmorein Date: 06/15/2006

Tricks for working with the built in Visio shapes

Having shapes that work intelligently is one of the most powerful aspects of Visio. A lot of the...

Author: wmorein Date: 06/14/2006

Visio Viewer in Outlook 2007

A big piece of news is that the Visio Viewer will be installed by default whenever Outlook 2007 is...

Author: wmorein Date: 06/08/2006

Visio in Visual Studio Tools for Office - Public Preview Availability

I mentioned earlier the release of VSTO for Visio Beta 1 users. Now that Beta 2 is available, I’m...

Author: wmorein Date: 06/07/2006

Bug in Creating Visio COM Add-ins with Visual Studio 2005

In this post I describe how to create Visio COM Add-ins with VS2005. It turns out that the add-ins...

Author: wmorein Date: 05/26/2006

PIAs and Version Compatibility

With the upcoming release of Visio 2007, I’ve had a number of questions recently about the .Net...

Author: wmorein Date: 05/25/2006

Announcing the Visio Insights Blog

I’d like to let everyone know about the new Visio Insights blog, a joint blog written by the Visio...

Author: wmorein Date: 05/24/2006

Visio 2007 Beta 2 Publicly Available

Along with the rest of the 2007 Office system, Visio 2007 Beta 2 is now available for public...

Author: wmorein Date: 05/23/2006

Visio in Visual Studio Tools for Office

A longstanding request from Visio developers has been support in Visual Studio Tools for Office...

Author: wmorein Date: 05/11/2006

TechEd Session

I'll be presenting a session at TechEd in Boston on programming the new Visio 2007 data features....

Author: wmorein Date: 05/10/2006

ShapeSheet tutorial, part 1

For this post, I'll walk through the process of building up a shape from scratch and editing it...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/31/2006

Introduction to the ShapeSheet

The ShapeSheet is probably the most overlooked part of Visio. The amount of power that you can get...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/27/2006

Visio Conference Kickoff

Customers and partners are starting to arrive in Seattle for the sold out Visio Conference, starting...

Author: wmorein Date: 01/18/2006

Rate My Network Diagram

In the post yesterday, I started to cover some analytic ways to think about building up data...

Author: wmorein Date: 12/28/2005

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...

Author: wmorein Date: 12/27/2005

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...

Author: wmorein Date: 12/27/2005

Visio Connector for Project/EPM/SPS

A new tool (including source code) has been posted on GotDotNet: the Visio Connector for...

Author: wmorein Date: 12/21/2005

Visio "12" blog

Eric Rockey, the Lead Program Manager for Visio, has started a blog that will cover the new features...

Author: wmorein Date: 12/19/2005

Creating Visio COM Add-ins with Visual Studio 2005

The Add-in/Add-on wizards that shipped with the Visio 2003 SDK are designed for Visual Studio 2003....

Author: wmorein Date: 11/18/2005

Additional tricks for building UI mockups with Visio

In this post, Mai-lan talks about how we use Visio to build mockups of the UI for new features. Of...

Author: wmorein Date: 11/17/2005

Save as Web and IE security

The Visio "Save as Web Page" feature (updated in Visio 2003) is really great if you need to put your...

Author: wmorein Date: 11/02/2005

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