TechNet Webcast: Using Visio 2007 Professional for IT Asset Management (Level 200)
TechNet Webcast: Using Visio 2007 Professional for IT Asset Management (Level 200)
Event ID: 1032423228
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Visio.
Audience(s): IT Implem_IT Generalist.

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional can provide clear and concise visual insight into the IT documentation process. In this webcast, we focus on using Visio 2007 Professional to create and maintain:

  • Physical network layouts through plan-based diagrams.
  • Logical network diagrams through logical network topology diagrams.
  • Rack diagrams to document the physical IT assets in server rooms and equipment closets.
  • Wiring diagrams as overlays to floor plan diagrams.

Other topics we discuss include using auto-discovery tools in conjunction with Visio 2007 Professional, documenting collections of additional physical network equipment as Visio SmartShape symbols, and using space-allocation diagrams generated from the Visio facilities management solution technology and attached to external data. 

Presenter: Dave Edson,  Microsoft Office Visio MVP,

David A. Edson was trained as an Architect, holding degrees in Architecture and Architectural History. He has been involved in the CADD industry since 1985 as both a 3rd party developer to Autodesk and an independent consultant. Dave first began utilizing Visio with its introduction in 1992, utilizing it as a tool for software development. Dave worked for ten years in the field of Computer Aided Design and Drafting as a custom-programming manager with a focus on architectural based products and custom solutions. Dave has spent the last several years traveling all over the world training other developers in the use of both Visio and VBA as a development and solutions platform and evangelizing the use of objects and object-models as building blocks to robust software solutions. Dave continued his evangelism efforts as Technical Product Manager within the Developer Tools Division of Microsoft, focusing on Visual Studio for Applications, Visual Studio Integration and Visual Basic for Applications. Dave is currently the Director of Consulting Services and CTE with (the Microsoft ‘go-to’ partner for Visio education, consulting and customization), consulting to large corporations on a global basis, focusing on Visual Application Development with Visio, and on Programmability Applications with Visual Studio .NET and Visual Studio for Applications. Dave was the recipient of the Microsoft 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 MVP (Most Valued Partner) award in recognition of his outstanding achievement in support of Visio technology, and Visio customers. This award is given to a single partner in the US each year and is amongst the highest awards conferred by Microsoft to any partner / professional. Dave is also a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Data Visualization. Dave assisted Microsoft in authoring the Data Visualization Certification Exam as well.

A featured speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed both in the United States and Europe as well as Advisor Dev-Con, ODDC, and Microsoft Technical Briefings, Dave has also been an author and columnist for SmartPages, Design Solution,, VBPJ, Microsoft Office and VBA Development, Cadence, and Cadylist as well as AutoCAD Tech Journal. Dave is the author of an acclaimed book on Visio development and Object Model programmability entitled Professional Development with Visio 2000, published by Macmillan/SAMS.

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