Plan for Visio Services (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-17
Summary: This section discusses planning considerations for Visio Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
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Visio Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is a service application that allows users to share and view Microsoft Visio web drawings. The service also enables data-connected Microsoft Visio 2010 diagrams to be refreshed and updated from a variety of data sources.
Planning your Visio Services deployment before rollout can help give you the best system performance and user satisfaction, and also help you avoid unexpectedly overtaxing system resources in your SharePoint Server farm and related systems.
Visio Services enables you to render published Visio Web Drawings. These drawings can be connected to external data, and drawing elements can be updated based on that data. Security is an important component for enabling these scenarios.
This article covers connecting Visio Services Web drawings to data hosted on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 plus data hosted externally. Connection types and authentication methods are also covered.
This article contains a list of Visio Services resources, including documentation, blog posts, and video demonstrations.