Welcome new Visio MVP

The Visio MVP group recently added a new member.  Jesse Phillips-Mead was added to the team based on his recent work building BI dashboards in SharePoint using Visio Services.  I encourage you to follow him via his blog to learn how he has leveraged the power of Visio for BI visualizations. You can follow his…

Creating an Icon Set Data Graphic

The Visio team posted a new article that outlines the process for creating an Icon Set style Data Graphic which shows 5 different flags http://blogs.office.com/2014/06/30/creating-custom-data-graphics-in-visio/

Display conversations from Yammer during your events

You have probably been to a convention and seen the large screen displays that show social activity from convention attendees as events are happening and wondered what app they are using to do this?  Maybe you want a second screen to display the activity from your project team or maybe you want to display this…

Visio + OneDrive for Business

Today we posted another tip of the week video where I talk about saving and sharing your Visio diagrams using OneDrive for Business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsBlJCgyKxw&feature=youtu.be

Updated Open XML Package Editor now supports VSDX

For those of you that modify or create Visio diagrams using the VSDX file format you will be happy to know that the Open XML Package Editor for Visual Studio has been updated and this release supports the VSDX file format. Here is a link to the latest release. http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/450a00e3-5a7d-4776-be2c-8aa8cec2a75b

New Video for the Tip of the Week video series

I am working on releasing a series of short videos that demonstrate productivity tips and power user tips for Visio.  This week we kicked off the series with the first video.  This first video demonstrates hot keys for navigation, zoom, selection, etc. to help you move around in the UI. Take a look and let…

Complete mash up example for Visio Services

Attached to this article is a set of files that help demonstrate the basic capabilities that Visio Services can provide to a dashboard in SharePoint; rendering any Visio diagram, refreshing data connected to shapes, querying properties of the shapes using JavaScript, highlighting shapes using JavaScript, and displaying custom HTML panels next to shapes within the…

Visio Services presentation at Tech Ed 2014

If you attended Tech Ed 2014 this week you may have attended my session on building dashboards using Visio Services. Recording of the session is posted here… https://channel9.msdn.com/events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/OFC-B316#fbid= Content for deck and demos are attached below. demo.zip