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Visio Standard shapes for modeling

Microsoft has some free downloads of Visio stencils containing shapes you may find useful for modeling your database environment. These shapes are intended for adding to the standard edition. Professional edition users already have these shapes. The downloads and instructions are available here.

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Figure 1. Extract the stencils to your My Shapes folder.

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Figure 2. Use More Shapes to navigate to the shapes you added.

Published Friday, February 15, 2013 8:12 PM by John Paul Cook

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About John Paul Cook

John Paul Cook is both a Registered Nurse and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP experienced in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database application design, development, and implementation. He has spoken at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and the SQL PASS Summit. He has worked in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Experienced in systems integration and workflow analysis, John is passionate about combining his IT experience with his nursing background to solve difficult problems in healthcare. He sees opportunities in using business intelligence and Big Data to satisfy healthcare meaningful use requirements and improve patient outcomes. John graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics and is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2.
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