What’s new in Microsoft Visio 2010


The advanced diagramming tools of Microsoft® Visio® 2010 help you simplify complexity with dynamic, data-driven visuals and new ways to share on the Web in real-time. Whether you’re creating an organizational chart, a network diagram, or a business process, the new tools and more intuitive interface in Visio 2010 make it easier to bring your diagrams to life. Start by building your diagram with a diverse set of professional-looking templates and modern, pre-drawn shapes. Then, easily link your diagram to popular data sources (such as Microsoft® Office Excel®). You’ll see data automatically refresh right within your diagram, reflected in vibrant visuals such as icons, symbols, colors, and bar graphs. Finally, with just a few clicks, publish your data-linked diagram to Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010, and provide access to others on the Web, even if they don’t have Visio. Together, simplicity, data-driven shapes, and Web sharing make Visio one of the most powerful ways to see and understand important information.

Humans have always communicated visually. Visio 2010 provides more than 60 different diagram types to represent ideas. You can choose from a variety of diagrams- flowcharts, office layouts, org charts, network diagrams and more. For example, brainstorming diagrams is a great way to graphically represent thought processes for problem solving, planning, and decision making. Visio 2010 diagrams can be connected to data from multiple sources. Putting data on diagrams makes the information meaningful and helps in identifying trends and exceptions at a glance. Visio 2010 diagrams can be shared easily, regardless of whether users have access to Visio. A few of the many available options include- viewing as a static web page, viewing in Outlook email, publishing to PDF/XPS or SharePoint Server 2010.

  • Ria Nel

    We use the Organigram wizard to create organigrams from excel lists and it works well. However, if we want to edit the text within an organigram block after having used the wizard,  the new text that you enter into the block is often change to a 0. Sometimes this does not happen – the edit works correctly, but mostly is doesnt work. It seems to be a sure bug. Any ideas/fixes, please? Ria