BI Bites 16: Visio Services

This video continues my series of bite-sized BI demos. This follows on from the previous BI Bites video, where I showed how to connect a Visio 2010 diagram to data in Excel. In this video, I show how to publish a Visio diagram to SharePoint 2010 using the new Visio Services feature so display the…


BI Bites 15: Visio Diagrams

This video continues my series of demos showing Microsoft’s Business Intelligence solution in bite sized chunks. This video introduces Visio, part of the Office suite, as a tool for drawing rich diagrams and tying them into live data. [View:] This video is available for download from my SkyDrive.


Making InfoPath talk to Visio

In a previous blog post, I talked about how to get two Visio diagrams to interact on a SharePoint page. Now I’m going to bring that discussion back round to my favourite Microsoft product. How can an InfoPath form talk to a Visio diagram? Visio is a great tool for drawing detailed diagrams, potentially surfacing live…


Connecting two Visio web parts

I’m taking a break from talking about forms and workflow to share a simple idea which I think is quite useful around Visio diagrams in SharePoint 2010. One of the new features in SharePoint 2010 is Visio services, which enables you to display Visio diagrams in the browser. Below is a screenshot of a simple…


Creating Workflows in Visio 2010 and SharePoint Designer

One of the improvements in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is the ability to interact with Visio. As well as the new Visio Services allowing you to render Visio diagrams in the browser, you can create a workflow diagram in Visio that can be used in combination with SharePoint Designer to create a working workflow in…