#MSIgnite Sessions to Watch in #Visio

Well, MS Ignite is over for another year. I planned to visit loads of sessions, but the reality was that I spent many hours on the Visio booth. Fortunately, many of them were recorded, including ours, but I don’t have time to watch over 700 videos! So, I looked through them all and picked out 50-odd, and used Get & Transform in Excel again to create suitable queries to link to Visio.


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Visio Insights is Back!

Microsoft have just announced that they are re-starting their Visio Insights blog …. after 4 years! See https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visio/2016/06/28/visio-insights-is-back/ .


We have missed it!

Getting better value from your process diagrams with Visio 2016

I will be presenting a one-hour webinar today at 1pm UK time entitled, Getting better value from your process diagrams with Visio 2016.

Process flow diagrams are amongst the most popular diagram types in Visio, but many users do not know some of the tips, tricks and techniques for getting the best out of Visio, in terms of productivity and efficiency.

This webinar covers understanding structured diagrams, enhancing shape data rows, hyperlinking, validation and exporting.

Follow this link to register : Microsoft Visio Webinar Series



Skill Up with my Visio Book … and other titles for just $5!

From today (17th December 2015) into the New Year, Packt Publishing is inviting the tech world to explore its extensive library of eBooks and Video courses for one amazing price. Every single eBook and Video course Packt has ever created will be available on packtpub.com for just $5



Follow this link : http://bit.ly/1LHNDwI

Also, as a follow up to last summer’s Skills and Salary Reports, Pack has also created their very first Year in Review http://bit.ly/1k4exs8. It will guide you through the biggest topics to come out of 2015 and show you what’s going to be defining 2016 and beyond – so you can learn intelligently and strategically.

Wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016 in advance

Microsoft Convergence EMEA 2015 in Barcelona

I am a little late posting this, but the day is young! I am on the Microsoft Visio booth if there is anyone out there who wants to learn more about the new Visio!



See more about Convergence : http://www.microsoft.com/en/convergence/emea15/

See more about Visio 2016 : https://blogs.office.com/2015/10/01/the-new-visio-is-here-work-visually/

Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User

My fellow MVP for Visio, and author, and friend, Scott Helmers, has recently presented a series of videos entitled “Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User”. Scott is a natural presenter, and he does a great job in getting the fundamentals across.

There are two ways that I know of to see these videos:

Microsoft Virtual Academy : http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/becoming-a-visio-2013-power-user

Channel 9 : http://channel9.msdn.com/Search?term=Becoming%20a%20Visio%202013%20Power%20User#lang-en=en&ch9Search

Highly recommended.

Scott also patrols Experts Exchange : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Visio/

Social learning about Visio made easy

I wrote my Visio MVP Sessions Universal app ( see https://blog.bvisual.net/2014/07/02/the-visio-2010-mvp-sessionson-windows-phone-8-1/ ) to provide access to the educational content that we did for Visio 2010. I was concerned because the links had disappeared from the Microsoft web site in favour of Visio 2013 content, but they are all together now in the social learning portal that Microsoft partners can provide now using the TidWiT portal … plus there is a lot more great content.


Simply click on http://bvisual.ontidwit.com/ to explore …



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