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Data-linked diagrams: Multiple data graphics with a single shape

<p>Visio makes it easy to build visually compelling organization charts and enhance them to meet your specific business needs. You can bring even more business insight into your diagram by showing multiple data graphics with a single shape.</p>

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Data-linked diagrams: Building data graphics

<p>Visio templates make it easy to build compelling diagrams that communicate visually. In this post, we’ll look at how to display information with data graphics. </p>

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Data-linked diagrams: Linking data from an external data source

<p>Visually displaying always up-to-date information on clearly laid out diagrams helps to communicate information effectively. In this post, we will see how to connect data from external sources to a diagram. Associating data with shapes on a diagram does not require any code. Learn how to use the simple wizard which guides you through linking your data source to your diagram.</p>

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Webinar: Get started with Visio

<p>Learn about Visio, a program designed to help you make diagrams for flowcharts, room layouts, timelines, organizational charts and a lot more. We’ll start at the key of Visio: understanding how its shapes work. See the trailer here, or watch the full webinar by clicking "read more" below. What you will learn at Tuesday's webinar How to get shapes, either from the Visio program or by downloading them The difference between 1-D shapes and 2-D shapes... </p>

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Data-linked diagrams: Creating a diagram

<p>Visio offers over 60 types of professional templates to build compelling diagrams, and organization charts are among most frequently created. Visio organization charts are simple and visual, but what if you want to connect them to key business indicators your organization is tracking, such as sales by region or department or budget by department, vacation status, training reports? Sometimes this information is located in another source such as Excel or  a complex database. Data-linked diagrams let you add data to Visio diagrams—no code required--and anyone in an organization can quickly create such dashboards to get better insights into data using Visio Professional 2013 or Visio Pro for Office 365.</p>

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Business Process Modeling with Visio at the Gartner BPM Summit

<p>The new Microsoft Visio, powered by interoperability with Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365, provides a strong social, mobile and cloud-based infrastructure for Business Process Modeling (BPM). In addition to the newer workflows and collaboration features, it also offers several new diagram templates that support the latest industry standards, such as BPMN 2.0 and UML 2.4. Look for us at the Gartner BPM Summit April 2-4, 2013 as we take our very compelling and well-recognized BPM story to the Washington D.C. area. Microsoft is a Platinum sponsor of the summit, and we are very excited to speak with a variety of customers, partners, analysts and press while at the event. Do join us if you can!</p>

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Recapping posts on the new Visio

<p>Over the last few months, we’ve been posting about the new Visio – discussing features in depth and introducing the editions that will be available. Before we get started on a new series of posts, we thought it would be helpful to summarize our existing content – while the material was written for the Visio Customer Preview, it applies to the released version well. </p>

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Webinar: Organization charts in PowerPoint and Visio

<p>Need to create an org chart? Unsure of whether to use PowerPoint or Visio? In this week's webinar, we'll show you both ways and the advantages of each depending on your audience, plus we'll share tips and best practices for creating organization charts. A video of the webinar will be posted shortly after the webinar. What you will learn at Tuesday's webinar How to decide between using PowerPoint or Visio How to make an org chart in... </p>

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Watch Office 15-Minute Webinars anytime

<p>Join us every Tuesday for free webinars about how to use Office programs. You can watch the Office 15-Minute Webinars live; or view them later. They run 9:15 am-9:30 am Pacific time on Tuesdays with a live Q&A session to follow. We'll add links to previous recordings below as they become available. You can also download a calendar reminder for the series. Click the link to join Tuesdays starting at 9:00 am Pacific time (we start promptly at 9:15 am): Join online meeting  https://join.microsoft.com/meet/dougt/F274WBQZ If you are prompted to call-in for audio, call 1 (888) 320-3585 or find a local number. Conference ID: 84172528</p>

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Introducing the new Visio website

<p>We've appreciated the reception of the new Visio, including the great feedback from early adopters around the ease of use improvements and the ability to work as a team on a single diagram at the same time.  For those looking for a single place to find out information about the new Visio, please read on to learn more about the new Visio website.</p>

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Download our free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

<p>Thinking about making the change to Office 2013? Changes bring exciting new features, but new versions of your favorite software can take a bit of getting used to. To help ease the transition, we've put together nine handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, and Visio. Read on to learn how to download the guides and get started with the new Office. </p>

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10 tips for developers working with the Visio VSDX file format

<p>The new Visio introduces a new XML-based file format, VSDX. In a previous post, we provided an overview of the new file format. One benefit of the new file format is its interoperability: it is now much easier to work with the default file format outside of Visio. In this post, we provide some tips for working with the new file format programmatically.</p>

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