The advanced diagramming tools of Visio 2010 help you simplify complexity with dynamic, data-driven visuals and new ways to share on the Web in real time.
Start by building your diagram with professional-looking templates and modern, pre-drawn shapes. Then, easily link your diagram to popular data sources (such as 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 SharePoint, 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 2010 one of the most powerful ways to see and understand important information.
Long-time Visio User
Pros: Good templates, simple to use and easy to create attractive drawings.
Cons: Poor adaptation to the MS Office "Fluent" interface. I was really excited to see what the Visio team would do with the new interface but am rather disappointed. The printing interface hasn't changed in several versions and is still bad. (why does it constantly default to printing EVERY page each time?) Also, there is a file format change for some templates! You will lose backward compatibility. They really should have made a new file extension (like the rest of "new" Office) to distinguish the new features.
Other Thoughts: I have used Visio since version 4 (pre-Microsoft) and really had high hopes for the 2010 release. I am now used to the Office 2007 interface and actually like it over the prior versions, but the implementation in Visio 2010 seems clumsy, like the dev team was forced to implement Fluent at the last minute.
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