Maximizing Visio Pivot Diagrams to Visualize Hierarchal IT Data

Date Added: Dec 2009
Format: Podcast

In this podcast, speakers tell about the power of Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Pivot Diagrams. Pivot Diagrams are designed to visualize data in external Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)-compliant data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office Access, and Microsoft Office Excel. In a manner similar to Excel PivotTables, but with far greater ease, Visio Pivot Diagrams help IT organizations understand the structure of the data that they rely upon on a daily basis. Topics they cover include referencing an external data source for the Pivot Diagram, expanding the tree of the Visio Pivot Diagram, working with Pivot Diagram layout options, controlling the displayed data, adding graphical elements and data graphics, controlling layouts, establishing data refresh, and more.