Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Microsoft Visio

Ok i don usually like writing about microsoft stuff:-). But saw my friend amarnath installing this software, so writing:-)

Microsoft Visio (pronounced VIZ-ee-oh, not VIZH-ee-oh) is a diagramming program for Microsoft Windows that uses vector graphics to create diagrams. It is currently available in two editions: Standard and Professional.

The Standard and Professional editions both share the same interface, but the latter has additional templates for more advanced diagrams and layouts as well as unique functionality that makes it easy for users to connect their diagrams to a number of data sources and display the information graphically.[1][2]

Microsoft acquired Visio Corporation in 2000. Visio 2007 was released on 30 November 2006. Also released alongside version 2002 were Enterprise Network Tools, an add-on product enabling automated network and directory services diagramming, and the Visio Network Center, a Web site where users could locate the latest network documentation content and exact-replica network equipment shapes from 500 leading manufacturers.[3] The former has been discontinued, while the latter's shape-finding features are now integrated into the program itself.[4]

Microsoft has revealed that the next version of Microsoft Visio will feature the ribbon user interface


Sean Kattner said...

Have you used SmartDraw before? Curious to hear your feedback and how you would compare it to Visio: http://tiny.cc/SmartDraw