Monthly Webcast Agenda - all webcasts will occur on the first Tuesday of each month, from 12:30pm – 2:00pm ET / 9:30am – 11:00am PT. Click here to add all sessions to your calendar.

Visio 2013 Core Concepts
Date Description

8/18/2015

Microsoft Office Visio 2013 is rich with new tools to assist in creating rich, data-connected diagrams faster and easier than ever before. With this Tips and Tricks session you will gain the insight and insider information to quickly and easily create, edit, maintain, and publish Visio diagrams as well as visualize your important corporate data and processes. You will learn shortcuts for productivity, techniques for high quality presentation and tools for collaborative use of your mission-critical diagrams. In this session you will learn the following critical features:

  • The Visio User Interface
  • Visio User Settings
  • Creating Connected Diagrams
  • Working with Auto-Layout
  • Working with Dynamic Connectors
  • Working with Connection Points
  • Diagram Navigation Shortcuts
  • Alignment and Distribution Tools
  • Working with Swimlanes
  • Brainstorming Diagrams
  • Manually Created OrgCharts
  • Automated OrgCharts
  • Intro to Data Graphics
  • Printing Visio Diagrams
  • Publishing to HTML
  • Publishing to .PDF
  • Publishing to Image Formats
  • Publishing to SharePoint
Presented by David Edson

Visio 2013 Advanced Concepts
Date Description

9/1/2015

Microsoft Office Visio 2013 includes new technology to assist in creating interactive, data-rich, data-connected diagrams faster and easier than ever before. With this Tips and Tricks session you will gain the insider knowledge to maximize the Data Connectivity, Data Graphics, Data Refresh and Pivot Diagram capabilities of Visio 2013 and be able to apply these techniques to the entire breadth of Visio Solutions. You will learn how to interface Visio 2013 with the entire stack of Microsoft technologies and applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Project and more. In this session you will learn the following critical features:

  • Understanding Visio Layers
  • Visio Guides
  • Visio Hyperlinks
  • Multi-Page Diagrams
  • Multiple Windows
  • External Data Sources
  • Connecting to External Data
  • Visio Data Graphics
  • Data Graphic Legends
  • Data Refresh
  • Visio Timeline Diagrams
  • Visio Pivot Diagrams
  • Custom Stencils of Custom Shapes
  • Custom Templates
  • Shared Libraries
  • Shape Reports
  • Shared Report Definitions
Presented by David Edson

Bring your data to life with Visio data connectivity
Date Description

10/6/2015

This session contains tools and techniques which can dramatically increase the understanding, efficiency, and productivity of Visio users, turning Visio Generalists into true Visio Power Users. In this session you will learn the following critical features:

  • Shape Data Repositories
  • Working with Shape Data
  • Adding Additional Shape Data Fields
  • Shape Text Fields
  • Understanding Data Providers
  • Configuring a Data Source
  • Attaching an External Data Source to a Visio Diagram
  • Attaching a Data Record to a Shape
  • Refreshing a Visio Diagram When the External Data Changes
  • Data Graphics Classes
  • Adding a Data Graphic Item
  • Positioning a Data Graphic Item
  • Working with Multiple Data Graphic Sets
  • Publishing Data Connected Diagrams To MS SharePoint as Visio Services
  • Understanding Where Automatic Updating Works and Where Re-Publication is Necessary
Presented by David Edson

Calling all Network Admins! Come see what Visio can do for you!
Date Description

11/3/2015

One of the largest segments of Visio users are Network Administrators. In this powerful, informative course you will learn how to create logical Network topologies, physical Network diagrams, and Rack Diagrams. You will learn all of the advanced features of the Visio Network Diagramming Solution, and learn about the diverse set of Visio Add-In tools to assist in Network Visualization and Management. You will learn how to access manufacturer’s libraries of network equipment provided as Visio Shapes. You will learn how to generate Network Asset Reports with Visio’s powerful Custom Shape Report capabilities. This session contains tools and techniques which can dramatically increase the understanding, efficiency, and productivity of Visio users, turning Visio Generalists into true Visio Power Users. In this session you will learn the following critical features:

  • Logical Network Diagrams
  • Understanding Logical Network Diagram Symbology
  • Network Shape Data
  • 3rd-Party Symbol Libraries
  • Physical Network Diagrams
  • Understanding Physical Network Symbology
Presented by David Edson

Creating Organizational/hierarchical diagrams
Date Description

12/1/2015

Organization charts show reporting relationships and how employees are grouped into departments. Organizational charts are used as part of those processes related to coordinating people and job responsibilities within and between departments. In this session, participants will learn how to create an organizational chart from a data source and Active Directory. This session would be beneficial for anyone in Human Resources, Operations, Project Management, Facility Management, and Information Technology who uses or would like to learn how to use Visio 2016. Participants will also learn how to take advantage of the new Visio 2016 features to maximize productivity and collaborative securely with information rights management, data loss prevention, and multi-factor authentication. Visio 2016 all allows users to share diagrams across the enterprise utilizing SharePoint and Visio Services.

Presented by Matt Roderman

Create Value Stream Maps with Visio
Date Description

1/5/2016

A value stream map is a tool to study a production flow in the implementation of lean manufacturing. It plots the path of material and information from the supplier all the way through to the customer. By visualizing the entire value stream, inefficiencies can be identified and a plan can be put in place to reduce areas of non-value added time or waste. This Session would be beneficial for anyone who uses or would like to learn how to use Visio 2016 which incorporates the lean methodology. Learn how to use the Visio value stream map template to illustrate the flow of materials and information in a lean manufacturing process. In addition, Visio 2016 gives users the ability to link value stream maps to external data, run reports and add data graphics. Learn how to visualize your data and take advantage of the new Visio 2016 features to maximize your productivity and share data across the enterprise utilizing SharePoint and Visio services.

Presented by Matt Roderman

Learn how IT admins document their network topology *rescheduled from 2/2 to 2/9
Date Description

2/9/2016

Network diagrams visually represent a network’s communication flow. Visio 2016 Professional enables IT administrators to create network diagrams so people can understand the complexity of the existing network and see which areas might become problematic in the future. In this session participants will learn how to use a variety of networking templates to document their network topology. Learn how to import and link shapes to external networking data; create data reports, data graphics, and legends. In addition, participants will learn how to use the import AutoCAD feature to display an integrated floor plan with a network diagram. This Session would be beneficial for anyone in Information Technology who uses or would like to learn how to use Visio 2016 to visualize your IT network topology data and take advantage of the new Visio 2016 features to maximize your productivity and share your diagrams across the enterprise utilizing SharePoint and Visio services.

Presented by Matt Roderman

Solving Real Business Problems with Containers and Lists
Date Description

3/1/2016

Containers, lists, and callouts were an important new feature in Visio 2010 and they are even better in Visio 2016. They work with Visio 2016 themes to provide visual unity for shapes that share a common bond, and even more importantly, they ensure that a set of related shapes behaves in a consistent and logical manner. You will learn how to take advantage of Visio diagram types that utilize these important diagram elements as well as how to create your own structured shapes.

  • What is a Visio container?
  • How is a Visio list similar to and different from a container?
  • How are new-style callouts different from the callouts that have been in Visio for years?
  • Using containers and lists in your diagrams
  • Containers and lists in standard Visio templates
  • Creating your own containers and lists
Presented by Scott Helmers

Hidden in the Corners - Visio Diagrams you never knew you could make
Date Description

4/5/2016

Visio 2016 offers more than 70 templates that include dozens of stencils containing hundreds of shapes – yet most people use the same one or two templates over and over. For example, did you know you can create a brainstorming diagram in Visio? Or the layout for a heating and ventilation system? Or a marketing chart? Or a website map? Visio can help you do all of these things and more. In this session we will explore each of Visio’s template categories and will look at or create many different types of diagrams. You will definitely leave this session saying, “I didn’t know you could do that with Visio!”

  • Exploring Visio template categories: Business, Engineering, Flowchart, General, Maps and Floor Plans, Network, Schedule, Software and Database
  • Common diagram types: Flowcharts and swimlane diagrams, network diagrams, org charts, and office layouts
  • Less common diagram types: HVAC plan, brainstorming diagram, timelines, Active Directory/LDAP Directory, directional map, website map, and more…
Presented by Scott Helmers

Is your Diagram Correct?
Date Description

5/3/2016

Visio includes powerful capabilities so you can verify that your diagrams conform to standards and business rules. Learn how to take advantage of existing rules to validate your diagrams as well as explore ways to create your own rules.

  • Validation rules for flowcharts, BPMN diagrams, and SharePoint Workflow diagrams
  • Dealing with issues raised by diagram validation
  • Adding rules to older Visio diagrams
  • Modifying and creating rules
Presented by Scott Helmers

Moving from Visio "user" to "Power user"
Date Description

6/7/2016

If you consider yourself to be an above average Visio user, it’s time to step behind the curtain and learn how to unleash even more of what Visio can do. In this webcast you will learn techniques for creating shapes, masters, stencils, and templates. You’ll learn the difference between editing a master in a stencil and editing a master in the Document Stencil. (For that matter, you’ll learn what the Document Stencil is and where to find it!) You will also learn to display and use the Developer tab. Finally, you will learn to unlock the real power of Visio by using the ShapeSheet.

  • What are shapes, masters, stencils and templates?
  • What’s on the Developer tab?
  • Understanding and using the Visio ShapeSheet
  • Creating shapes and stencils
  • Understanding and using the Document Stencil
  • The Visio SDK and other useful websites for developers
Presented by Scott Helmers

 

 

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