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  • Blog Post: (Relatively) New blog with lots of great Visio content

    Somehow I had thought that I had already pointed people to Saveen Reddy's blog , but looking back through the archives I realized that I hadn't. Saveen doesn't work on the Visio team, but is a power user and knows a ton about visualization. I'm a huge fan of Python the programming language, and he...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Visualizations of 2008

    For those more generally interested in Data Visualization, this is an interesting post: http://flowingdata.com/2008/12/19/5-best-data-visualization-projects-of-the-year/
  • Blog Post: More breakdowns of visualization techniques

    Coding Horror has a good post summarizing a number of breakdowns similar to the Periodic Table of Visualization Methods that I covered in an earlier post .
  • Blog Post: Upcoming webcast

    I'll be presenting a webcast on the Data Visualization features in Visio on Tuesday, August 7th. Here is a link to the details and registration information .
  • Blog Post: New book -- Visualizing Information with Visio 2007

    Somehow I missed the fact that Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007 , a new book by David Parker, has been published. I knew that the book was coming out, but somehow the actual release slipped by me. I've had a number of people ask about good books for learning about real world uses...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Visualization examples - mostly treemaps

    I missed this last year when it came out, but this blog post (an outgrowth of this WSJ article ) provides a link to a whole series of examples of interesting visualizations on the web. They are mostly variants of treemaps, but there are some really interesting ones out there.
  • Blog Post: Interesting blog covering visualization of BI data

    Sam Batterman, a BI Evangelist here at Microsoft, writes a great blog ("Samb Business Intelligence Blog") that is heavily focused on visualization of BI data. I've been meaning to mention it for a while, and he just had a flurry of interesting posts. The content covers all types of novel visualization...
  • Blog Post: Session at the Microsoft BI Conference

    If you plan to be at the Microsoft BI Conference in Seattle this week, make sure to stop by my Chalk Talk on Friday at 9:45 AM in CT Theater 3. This will be a smaller, informal session with particular emphasis on connecting Visio to SQL Server Analysis Services.
  • Blog Post: DXF, DWG & Visio

    Now that Visio 2007 is out the door (mostly -- the consumer launch is coming up soon) we are looking at future versions. 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. Send me a note (use the contact form on the left side...
  • Blog Post: Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

    I've seen a number of links to a new paper and page showing a summary of different visualization techniques: A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods . Since I often find that the most challenging aspect of visualization for most people is coming up with interesting novel ways to display data, this...
  • Blog Post: Presentation on Building Solutions using the Visio 2007 Data API

    The Office team has put up video of all of the presentations from the Office Developer Conference held this past spring. At the conference, I presented a Visio 2007 session focusing on building solutions using the new Data APIs. The direct link to the video of the session is available here . The quality...
  • Blog Post: Presenting Your Data in Diagrams

    When you are looking to persuade or enlighten, you need to be able to do a great job of presenting information in a way that your audience will understand. As we worked on Visio “12” one of our main goals was to make it incredibly easy to create great looking diagrams that present large amounts of data...
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