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Getting Started with Visio Services in SharePoint 2010

Written By: Amarprit Jaspal -- 6/2/2011 -- join -- contribute -- (1) comments -- printer friendly version

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Categories: Configurations, Features, SharePoint 2010, System Administration, Visio Services

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Problem

I have heard that SharePoint 2010 provides Visio Services. I would like to know how to set it up and start using it.

Solution

One of the Business Intelligence features from SharePoint 2010 is Visio Services that lets users view Visio web diagrams(*.vdw files) directly on web browser without the need of installing Visio 2010 or the Visio viewer on the local machine. Further, data can be refreshed from various data sources and displayed on the web browser. Web diagrams are published using Microsoft Visio Professional 2010 and Microsoft Visio Premium 2010.

This tip will run through the steps to install Visio services and display Visio files for end users.


Create a web application and while doing so make sure Visio Graphics Service is checked

Now, create Site collection while doing so you will notice Visio Process Repository template under collaboration.

Download Visio from here (trail version). I am not going through installation step as its very straight forward. Once installed open Visio and pick any template or design on your own.

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