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Help me with my Visio + PowerShell presentation at the PowerShell Summit North America 2014

I was thrilled last week to discover my proposal for the summit was accepted –  the title of my presentation? ….

Visio + PowerShell = Crazy Delicious

Quick Summary: I'll be showing how you can drive Visio via my PowerShell module called VisioPS (download it here).

A rough outline for the session:

  • Why this is interesting
  • Overview of the VisioPS module
    • Architecture
    • Optimization for Interactive Sessions
  • Demos of real-world scenarios and applications
    • Basic Visio Automation
    • Time Savers
    • Diagram Analysis (Shape connectivity, reachability, shape data)
    • Drawings from data
      • Directed graphs / Flowcharts
      • Trees
      • Org-Charts
    • Data Import/Export
    • Reporting & Simple Graphing
    • Diagrams as Document Object Models


Here’s how you can help me deliver the best presentation possible:

  • What topics would you like to see?
  • Would you like to see spend more time showing code or spend more time doing demos?
  • What do you NOT want to see in the presentation?
  • What questions must be addressed?
  • Please feel free to provide any other suggestions!


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Reader Comments (3)

I think that showing the best demos at the beginning of the session will make your public more interested in VisioPS: then, you can show them the code so they can learn how to make that possible.
I don't think many of them would be interested on the inner workings of VisioPS: PowerShell programmers are so practical, they only want to get the job done as fast as possible. Instead, a simple script that inspects AD Organizational Units to produce an Org-Chart of a company: something that they want to run after the presentation to resolve a problem that they have been unable to solve before VisioPS :)

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdcerezo

Some ideas:

- "They already have Visio, so they might as well use it." (assuiming this is true)
- You can use pre-existing shapes or draw your own, then write "minimal" code to place stuff on a page and get a diagram. You don't have to learn a "whole canvas api" and create graphics from scratch. It's really about dropping symbols and connecting them in many cases.
- Changes can be made to visuals by editing a template/shapes without recompiling/editing code.

November 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris Roth

you explaination style is so lovely ,i real admire your way of exlpaination you had shown nice detail and i think everyone can understansd it easily...thank for share

November 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteronlinenewspoint

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