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Build a simple monitoring dashboard using the Visio Web Part

SharePoint 2010 Enterprise edition includes a Web part for Visio Services called the Visio Web Access Web Part. You can add this Web part to any SharePoint Web part page to build a dashboard that uses published Visio diagrams to provide visualizations.

To build a monitoring dashboard for your Visio diagram

  1. In Internet Explorer, navigate to your SharePoint 2010 site.

  2. Navigate to the Shared Documents document library.

  3. Click Site Actions (above the ribbon), and then click More Options.

  4. Select the Web Part page and click Create.

  5. Type a name for the new page.

  6. Under Layout, select Header, Right Column, Body from the list of available layout templates.

  7. Click Create to create the new Web page.

  8. Click the Body zone. You should see a new Insert tab on the ribbon.

  9. On the Insert tab, click Web Part.

  10. In the Categories list, click Office Client Applications, and then, in the Web Parts list, click Visio Web Access.

  11. Click Add.

    The Visio Web Access Web Part is added to the Body zone of the Web part page.

  12. Edit the properties of the Visio Web Access Web Part. In the Web Part toolbar, click Edit Web Part.

  13. Set the Web Drawing URL property. Click Browse and navigate to the document library where you published a Visio diagram. Select the published diagram and click OK.

  14. Set the Automatic Refresh property to 1 minute (the minimum value supported). This enables the dashboard to automatically refresh the diagram with new data from the RMS every 1 minute.

  15. Clear the Show Open in Visio option in the Toolbar and User Interface section.

  16. Click OK to apply the changes.

    You should now see the rendered Visio diagram in the browswer.

  17. Click Stop Editing to exit edit mode.

Your Web part should now display with the published diagram in the Visio Web Access Web part. Notice that the Open in Visio button (normally available by default) is no longer available in the Web part toolbar.

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