Touch for Visio: Now professional diagrams are just a few swipes away

Using a touch device like a tablet or phone? You can still work with Visio, doing the same actions on the drawing page that you can do with a mouse. This video shows how touch gestures let you do common Visio tasks, such as move, size or rotate shapes, enter text, use Autoconnect, or make changes to multiple shapes. Read on to learn more and check out the video.  


Creating contextual dashboards in Visio

A dashboard is an important business tool that provides real-time graphical representation of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for a business process. It conveys current status in a graphical manner, which helps surface problems and aid quick decision-making. Learn how to use Visio to create dashboards that make sense and immediately deliver value.


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

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.


Webinar: Get started with Visio

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…


Data-linked diagrams: Creating a diagram

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 …


Business Process Modeling with Visio at the Gartner BPM Summit

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…


Recapping posts on the new Visio

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.


Webinar: Organization charts in PowerPoint and Visio

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…