With Telegram platform becoming increasingly popular, a new telegram channel is now available for this site. I like the telegram format and will post the updates there there more often than the website (expect a post per week or something like this). The channel has also chat for comments/discussions/questions (direct communication). Notice the new icon in the header as well 🙂
If you plan to go to a Christmas Market this year, you may need to pick one.
Here is a aggregated diagram of major christmas markets in Vienna made with SvgPublish add-in (click the diagram to open in a new window):
The Diagram Frame web part for embedding diagrams in SharePoint using Visio Online has been updated to version 1.1
The Diagram Frame is a specialized web part to display Visio diagrams in SharePoint, that provides some extras in comparison with the stock File Viewer, such as default zoom, UI settings, and control over interactivity.
What is new in version 1.1
Support using the web part as a full width page
Support embedding the tab as a Teams Tab
Optimized flickering on the first load (shound not flicker, that is)
Optimized experience with file upload (upload defaults to the site document library instead of site assets)
With content templates SvgPublish you can now "fill" Visio shapes with online dynamic content (text, images, etc). For example, if you want your rendered shapes to look differently from what they are in Visio, you can create just a "wireframe" using Visio and then provide content for this wireframe already online.
This sample illustrates this idea by building a "crafting" map for minecraft (to some point of course, it’s not a 100% accurate map, since the game evolves over time). Crafting map shows how to build one thing out of other things(s). For example, to build an Stone Axe, you need Sticks and Stones. To get sticks, you need some wood, and so on.
[bug][customer] Export error on duplicate properties #62
[bug][customer] Template editor not workng (replace WebBrowser with WebView2) #63
Now you can specify templates for shapes themselves. Means now you may have just blank rectangles (or circles, or whatever) in Visio, and have content for those rendered dynamically created when viewed in the web browser. You can put arbitrary markdown/html in those shapes (from shape data for example) using the built-in content template editor. This also allows links, images, etc.
The article discusses how to sign up for a free new SharePoint tenant and configure it to test the Diagram Frame web part. No prerequesites required, just the browser basically. This can be useful in case you don’t have admin permissions in your organization but want to try the web part.
As far as I know, Microsoft provides at least two possibilities to get your own (private) SharePoint tenant to play with: first is the Office 365 E3 Trial (valid for one month), the second is developer account you can get here (valid for one year). Here I’ll go with the first option (Office 365 E3 Trial)
Signing up for Microsoft email
If you do not have any email account (or you do not want to use your email account), you can sign up for one at https://hotmail.com/ for example. For this flow, I’ve signed up for email@example.com account.
Signig up for Office 365 Trial
Navigate to the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/enterprise/office-365-e3 and sign up using your (possibly newly created) account. You may be asked to create a new organization, just go for it, it’s no harm. The sign up wizard is pretty much straightforward, please refer to the below screenshots. I used "unmanagedvisio1" as tenant name here:
This article explains how to install the Diagram Frame web part in modern SharePoint online.
The installation experience has evolved a bit over time, so this refers to the current date, August 2022, and SharePoint online. Now it is hopefully much more straightforward than before 🙂
Please note that the installation experience differs for admin and non-admin users. Admin users can install the web part directly; while non-admin users need to send request to admin to approve the application for use in the organization. Please note that the request is sent not to me but to your SharePoint administrator for approval. As soon as the request is approved you should get the notification and should be able to start using the web part.
Anyway. To install the Diagram Frame web part, navigate to the App Source web site, and locate the web part there:
This maintenance release of SvgPublish Visio extension adds some fixes related to SharePoint export to improve the stability. Recommended if you are using export to SharePoint to make better use of features added in the previous release.