Visio 12 - Eric Rockey

What's new in Visio 12

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    Quick comment (on comments) for the New Year

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    Welcome back! Hope everyone out there had a great holiday season. For those of you who tried to submit a comment and couldn't, yes, I really DO want to hear from you! Evidently there was a setting that didn't allow comments to be posted, which I just...
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    Data Graphics: visualizing data on your diagram

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    Last week I talked about connecting a Visio diagram to data, but we hadn't gone over how to actually display the data on the diagram itself. That's where data graphics comes in. Data graphics is a new technology we are introducing in Visio 12 that provides...
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    PivotDiagrams, part 1

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    Hey, what's up? I'm back from a little break after the Visio Partner Conference. Today I'm going to talk about the last of the major data features we are doing in Visio 12: PivotDiagrams. You can think of PivotDiagrams as similar to PivotTables in Excel...
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    A brief detour from data: AutoConnect

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    I thought I'd start off the New Year with a little break from the data features in Visio 12, and talk about one of the other areas we've been working on in the product as well. We are spending a lot of time on data, but are doing plenty of other features...
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    Hello and welcome

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    Hi everyone, I'm the Lead Program Manager for the Visio team and I'm going to be talking about the new features we've been working on for Visio 12. I am also looking forward to hearing from you about your Visio thoughts. A little bit about me: this is...
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    Themes: Great Results in a few clicks

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    Hi, I’m back again from another round of traveling (thanks for the messages from people wondering where I was!) and I’ve still got more new features to tell you about in Visio 2007. This week I’m going to spend some time talking about the new Themes feature...
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    Visio Conference Recap

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    Wow, what a couple of days it's been at the Visio Partner Conference! The level of excitement has been fantastic, and the new data features have been received very well. Steve Ballmer started things off with the typical Ballmer enthusiasm Thursday morning...
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    Data Link: getting data into your shapes

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    Okay, let's dig into some of the scenarios around integrating data with Visio diagrams that I mentioned last week. One of the major trends right now in the enterprise is the focus on process improvement. Companies can realize huge gains in quality and...
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    Now everybody can try out Visio 2007

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    There’s been a lot going on this week that I wanted to let you know about. First of all, of course, Office 2007 Beta 2 (including Visio) has been released and is publicly available, which means that everyone can download and try out this huge release...
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    DXF, DWG & Visio

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    Hey! Do you ever open, save or use AutoCAD files (DXF/DWG) with Visio? If so, the Visio product team would like to talk to you. Please drop us a line, and we’ll be in touch.
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    Everything you wanted to know about Themes and shapes

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    Tim Davenport, a Visio Program Manager on my team, has written an MSDN article that gives a ton of great information about our new themes feature and in particular, how to design Visio shapes that work well with themes. Check it out here: http://msdn2...
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    Creating custom data graphics

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    One of the things we keep hearing from customers is a desire to make their own Data Graphics instead of using the ones we provide with Visio 2007. This is completely possible -- we designed Data Graphics to be extensible. Bill Morein, a fellow Visio blogger...
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    Announcing the Visio Customer Council

    Hi all, We're currently recruiting for the Visio Customer Council, which is a great way to have an early impact on the next version of the product. Please read below to see if you are interested. For all of you RSS aggregators, forgive the spam if...
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    Visio Partner Conference this week!

    It's been a busy week for us here on the Visio team. We're getting ready to host the first Visio Partner Conference in over 4 years this coming Thursday and Friday in Seattle. We have over 230 partners and other Visio fans (sold out!) coming to get an...
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    A LOT more information on creating custom data graphics

    We keep on hearing requests for more details on how to create your own data graphics. Bill Morein's post gave you the basics, and now Mark Nelson on the Visio PM team has written a much more detailed article on this topic (and data graphics in general...
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    Do You Share Diagrams On A Server?

    Do you ever put Visio diagrams on a SharePoint site, Web site, or file server so you can easily share them with others? Are you making use of Visio 2007’s Data Link and Data Graphics features? If so, the Visio Product Planning department would like to...
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