Thursday, May 06, 2010
I'm reading: Free Visio ViewerTweet this !
IT cannot work in Isolation, and after a certain level in one's career, one cannot just stick with routine code business. Whether from a modeling perspective or from a data processing perspective, Visio finds it's tiny space in SQL Server ecosystem in the form of Visio as a tool for modeling diagrams or Visio services for strategy maps in Sharepoint 2010.
Even for our day to day purpose, usage of Visio file formats like .vsd among the developer community are as frequent as .gif or .jpg in the office users community. Microsoft Visio is not a free tool, but viewing should not cost anything. Visio diagrams are much more packed with data and information compared to other file formats and for the same a more intelligent viewer is required. Fortunately Microsoft has released a free viewer, and I feel this is one of the must have additional tools to keep in your kit. Visio 2010 viewer is a free download available from Microsoft and can be downloaded from here. This viewer can view files of .vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, or .vtx extension.