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Visio 2010 New Features and Training

If like us you are a fan of Visio – the powerful diagramming tool that’s part of the Office Professional Suite – you will not be disappointed with the upgrade released in Office 2010

Creating diagrams has also been quick in Visio – but Visio 2010 makes it easier and makes them more professional. Make your diagrams more appealing and professional-looking in seconds using modern shapes and visuals, a rich gallery of themes, and Live Preview. Check diagrams against business rules and logic to ensure accuracy and consistency in diagrams. With one click, you can validate a diagram to make sure it’s logical and properly constructed.

Create and monitor SharePoint workflows more easily than ever with a new advanced template that contains SharePoint workflow rules and logic, and the ability to export and import workflows between Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 and Visio 2010.



Create Dynamic, data-driven visuals

Gaining a clear and complete view of information that matters to your business often requires both a high-level perspective and detailed data. Visio 2010 helps you see the entire picture by showing meaningful data and information graphically in a single, up-to-date diagram. We can easily connect diagrams to one or more data sources including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint Foundation, or any OLEDB (Object Linking and Embedding Database) or ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) data source using the Data Selector and Automatic Link wizards.

Display real-time data right within the shapes of your diagrams, based on conditions you define, using meaningful graphics such as colour, icons, symbols, and data bars we can then, add a legend to explain the meaning of your data-linked graphics. We can keep the linked data in your diagrams up-to-date without any additional effort using Automatic Refresh. You can refresh data automatically at specific time intervals, or manually at any time with one button click.


Share diagrams via the Web

With Visio 2010, sharing your dynamic, data-linked diagrams with others is easier than ever. Simply connect your diagram to one or more data sources (such as Excel), and with a few clicks, publish your diagram to SharePoint Server. Online users can see your real-time information in their browsers at a high level, right on the diagram, or delve into the details – even if they don’t own Visio. They can pan and zoom in the diagram, follow hyperlinks in shapes, and refresh the data.

You can also build dashboards that contain interactive Visio diagrams and other application services. Visio Services and SharePoint Server integration supports visual mashups of actionable data and diagrams for an information-rich viewing experience.

Store, share, and reuse business process diagrams and subprocesses through Visio 2010 integration with SharePoint 2010 Process Repository.



We offer a range of training courses for Visio as well as providing consultancy services. Please contact us for more information.