Monday, March 19, 2012

How to create architecture diagrams like the Microsoft p&p team using Visio 2010

Have you ever wanted to create the same type of diagrams the patterns & practices team do at Microsoft in terms of the shapes and themes they use?

Well, as I am co-authoring a Windows Azure book, it is important we all use the same stencil for our architecture diagrams. So I decided to create a Microsoft Visio 2010 stencil that looks much like the one the p&p team uses.

Here is an example of a simple diagram from the chapter I am writing on Service Bus. This is the very first diagram in the book to explain the Windows Azure Service Bus Relay feature:

Figure 1: Example p&p like diagram in Visio 2010

It would be great to hear some feedback on this stencil.

You can get this stencil here:


Anonymous said...

Thank you

BC said...

Thank you mate, this will help me out no end.

How is the book coming along?