Microsoft Visio 2016 Launched – Work Visually

Atidan is pleased to offer the new Visio 2016, the industry-leading diagramming solution used by over 12 million users. Contact us visio@atidan.com for a free trial.

Visio 2016 makes it easier for everyone to define business processes, document best practices, visualize the future state of transformative initiatives and stay on top of operational insights. Using Office 365, you can share these Visio diagrams with everyone and communicate one version of the truth to drive organization-wide alignment.

Visio 2016 offers starter diagrams, hundreds of smart shapes, one-step data linking, Information Rights Management (IRM) for compliance and so much more. Working visually is now faster and easier than ever.

Get started quickly

When starting out, the new Visio offers a set of pre-crafted starter diagrams and contextual tips and tricks to help you easily create, edit and complete your diagram.

These quickly executable diagrams are available in 15 of the most popular domains (flowcharts, timelines, workflows, etc.) and will inspire and guide you from start to finish.

The new built-in Tell Me support helps you navigate more than 800 commands in Visio. Just ask Visio how to do something and the relevant commands are displayed in a simple drop-down list. You can execute the command just by clicking one of the options listed. Now even new users can leverage the full capabilities of Visio.

Be productive and compliant

Visio offers thousands of shapes that meet industry standards, including BPMN 2.0, UML 2.4 and IEEE (new). Whether you want to map out an IT network, build an org chart, document a business process, draw a modern floor plan or capture a flowchart from a whiteboard, the new Visio can help you work visually and stay compliant.

Here are some examples:

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One-stop process modeling.

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Updated office layout template with modern style.

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IEEE-compliant electrical diagram.

Easily connect data to diagrams

With Visio, you can link diagrams to popular data sources such as Excel, Active Directory, SharePoint and SQL Server to display data on top of real-world visuals. For example, you could depict an assembly line in Visio and connect different components of that diagram to real-time operational data. Data-linked diagrams can update automatically and will display different icons, symbols and colors to reflect changes in the underlying data.

The Visio 2016 Quick Import capability now makes it easy for anyone to link data to real-world diagrams, plans and processes. With a single click, the new Visio can automatically identify the data source, import the data, link that data to shapes and apply data graphics. With one-step data linking, you can easily turn diagrams into dashboards and monitor progress or performance in real time.

Visio 2016 also makes it easy to swap out the graphics to your preference with a single click and make your data easily digestible.

Collaborate with confidence

More than ever before, our day-to-day work involves collaborating with others. This means sensitive information within diagrams requires new levels of protection. Visio 2016 now supports Information Rights Management (IRM) and lets you control document rights at the individual user level.

With Visio 2016 you can work visually, leverage data and protect sensitive information like never before. Experience the new Visio for yourself by starting your trial of Visio Pro by contacting the Atidan team at visio@atidan.com

Content from https://blogs.office.com/2015/10/01/the-new-visio-is-here-work-visually/

Microsoft Power BI Launched – Bring Your Data to Life

Atidan is pleased to be a part of the business intelligence revolution – for over ten years we have worked with powerful visualization tools starting with the early versions of SQL Server and many third party tools. Now, it is even easier than ever to collect data from almost ‘anywhere’, create ‘stories’ from your data, create insights with simple drag-and-drop gestures, and share your dashboards and metrics internally and externally. Contact us today to see the latest release of Microsoft Power BI.
Microsoft Power BI is a collection of online services and features that enables you to find and visualize data, share discoveries, and collaborate in intuitive new ways. There are two experiences now available for Power BI: the new experience, generally referred to as Power BI, and the previous experience which is referred to as Power BI for Office 365.Power BI

The new experience is centered on PowerBI.com, an online service where you can quickly create dashboards, share reports, and directly connect to (and incorporate) all the data that’s important to you. The new experience also introduces the Power BI Desktop, a dedicated report authoring tool that enables you to transform data, create powerful reports and visualizations, and easily publish to Power BI. The new experience extends to all your mobile devices, too.

Note   If you were using the previous experience and want to migrate to the new experience, you can download this migration guide to understand and prepare for the migration process.

The following sections provide an overview of the new experience, along with introductions and links to learn more about the details and capabilities of each offering.

Power BI – the new experience

In the new experience, Power BI displays dashboards on the Power BI service that are interactive, and can be created and updated from many different data sources. Three elements are primary to the new experience:

In the new experience, you create dashboards that keep you informed about what’s most important about your business. Just like a dashboard in your car displays important information about your vehicle, such as its speed, its fuel level, or how healthy the engine is, dashboard in Power BI display important information about your business.

Dashboard in Power BIIn Power BI, dashboards display tiles that represent important information about your business. Tiles are based on reports (just like gauges are based on vehicle data from the engine, the fuel tank, or the battery). You can select a tile to explore more information from the underlying report.

Power BI - dashboard to reportThe new experience also introduces a dedicated report authoring tool:

With Power BI Desktop, you get a powerful and dedicated report authoring tool that enables you to connect to and combine data from lots of different sources, using Power BI Desktop’s Query Editor. From the datasets you build with Query Editor you can create rich reports and visualization within Power BI Desktop. And when you’re done, publishing to the Power BI service is easy.

Power BI DesktopThere’s a lot more to learn about the new experience, and plenty of content to help you . The following links provide information about the new experience, and start with overview information (to get your familiar, oriented, and comfortable) then move into specifics. A separate section is dedicated to the Power BI Desktop, and those links also go from overview to specifics.

Getting Started – the new experience

The following links provide guidance on the new experience in Power BI.

Using Power BI Desktop

The following links start with an overview of Power BI Desktop, then describe common tasks and capabilities that Power BI Desktop provides.

CardioLog Analytics: Your Leading SharePoint Analytics Solution – Webinar September 30th

CardioLog Analytics: Your Leading SharePoint Analytics Solution

Is your organization looking for a way to take its SharePoint productivity to the next level?

CardioLog Analytics, Atidan and our webinar on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1 PM EST will offer various insights, tools and demonstrate how our SharePoint analytics solution can ultimately help you increase goal achievement, portal optimization and much more.

​Is your organization looking for a way to take its SharePoint productivity to the next level?

CardioLog Analytics, Atidan and our webinar on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1 PM EST will offer various insights, tools and demonstrate how our SharePoint analytics solution can ultimately help you increase goal achievement, portal optimization and much more.  Register Here!

SharePoint users worldwide are looking for a means to ensure their portals and the ever-advancing technology of their intranets, whether implemented on premise or on the cloud, are at their optimal levels of productivity in order to achieve business goals. CardioLog Analytics is the leading solution for all SharePoint portals, on premise and on demand, offering the highest quality and most advanced metrics on visitor activity, navigation, search, content and portal growth, and overall SharePoint usage and activity.

With the growing demand for the integration of Enterprise Social Networks into SharePoint portals, CardioLog Analytics offers reports on Yammer and Sitrion activity, along with various other third party integrated solutions such as Dynamics CRM, Salesforce and more.

Learn more about how you can use these statistics and the data provided with the reports CardioLog Analytics offers to benefit your company’s portal adoption rates and overall efficiency.

CardioLog Analytics On Demand (SaaS) for SharePoint Online – Webinar July 23rd

As organizations are migrating to cloud environments such as SharePoint Online and Office 365, they are discovering a need to better track usage within their environments and improve the ability to manage and constantly improve these platforms.

Join us for this webinar on how to achieve your business goals with SharePoint Online using CardioLog Analytics’ on demand solution (SaaS) designed specifically for SharePoint Online, with metrics that can provide building blocks to further develop and improve your SharePoint portal.

Setting up clear business goals that you’d like to achieve with your SharePoint portal is crucial to maximizing productivity and getting the most out of your portal investment.  Learn how you can achieve business goals and objectives with CardioLog Analytics for SharePoint Online sites, as our holistic, on demand solution (SaaS) can help you transform and optimize your portal. With CardioLog Analytics’ meticulous usage reports, your SharePoint Online site can surpass its current success and further develop as an efficient resource and tool helping all end users work efficiently and effectively.

Register Here for July 23rd – 1PM EDT

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Bridging the SharePoint Gap: Usage Meets User Performance – Webinar Tuesday June 3rd – GSX and Intlock present Microsoft SharePoint Usage and User Analytics

Atidan invites you to a joint GSX Solutions and Intlock webinar discussing how to fulfill the gap between usage and user performance when using Microsoft SharePoint on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 11AM EDT/15:00 GMT. You will have the chance to learn the benefits of both GSX Monitor & Analyzer and Cardiolog Analytics for SharePoint sites from distinguished experts.

Register Here!

GSX Monitor & Analyzer for Exchange and SharePoint is an agentless solution that aligns the different IT views in a comprehensive and out-of-the-box tool. The solution performs system scenarios, application scenarios and end user scenarios to allow the IT Operation team and the Application owner to get the same results on the performance of the service delivered. Therefore, they can proactively reduce user problem before the user complains.

CardioLog Analytics, the only web analytics solution designed for SharePoint (versions 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003 and SharePoint Online and Yammer). It enables you to improve the usability of your intranet, drive portal collaboration, boost your ROI and enhance the overall productivity of your business.

On Tuesday June 3rd at 11AM, this free webinar will show you:

    • GSX Solutions’ monitoring and reporting solution features on SharePoint platform and how it provides administrators with relevant alerts and real time overview of the services that their infrastructure is truly delivering to the business lines.
    • How GSX Monitor & Analyzer tracks the availability, the performance and the usage of your infrastructure so that you proactively detect emerging issue before they have a noticeable impact on the business.
    • Intlock CardioLog enables you to improve the usability of your intranet, drive portal collaboration, boost your ROI and enhance the overall productivity of your business. 

All registrations will receive a special free trial offer. 

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CardioLog Analytics for SharePoint Presentation

Contact Atidan’s SharePoint Monitoring and Operations team at gsx@atidan.com and our User Analytics team at intlock@atidan.com

Microsoft Power BI Business Intelligence for Office 365 – 40% Subscription Discount Offer

Microsoft’s Power BI or Business Intelligence for Office 365 is now out of Alpha testing and for subscribers of Office 365, we are offering subscriptions at 40% off until June 30, 2014 for E3/E4 subscribers.  Contact Atidan for demonstration, demo accounts and additional information.  Text below is copied from Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/powerBI/default.aspx#fbid=gzgsPZaTNLd 

Power BI consists of the following features and services:

Excel Features

  • Power Query – easily discover and connect to data from public and corporate data sources
  • Power Pivot – create a sophisticated Data Model directly in Excel
  • Power View – create reports and analytical views with interactive data visualizations
  • Power Map – explore and navigate geospatial data on a 3D map experience in Excel

Power BI for Office 365

  • Power BI Sites – share, view, and interact with reports in these collaborative Power BI sites
  • Power BI Q&A – use natural language queries to find, explore, and report over your data
  • Query and Data Management – share and manage queries and data sources, and view query usage analytics
  • Power BI Windows Store App – view reports on the go, with the Power BI app

IT Infrastructure Services for Power BI

  • Provision Power BI for Office 365 – create a tenant, and get Power BI for your organization
  • Power BI Admin Center – manage your organization’s Power BI infrastructure from a site
  • Data Management Gateway – connect on-premises data to the cloud, seamlessly and securely

 

 
Choose the right option based on what you already own:
 
If you own a subscription to Office 365 E3 or E4 plans you have access to SharePoint Online Plan 2 and Excel and require the following additional components:
If you subscribe to Office 365 ProPlus, or own a license of Office 2013 Professional Plus, you require the following additional components:
If you do not currently have access to SharePoint Online Plan 2 and the latest version of Excel you will need the following:
 

Power BI

Add-on for E3/E4 Subscribers

Power BI

Standalone

Power BI

Standalone + Office 365 ProPlus

Price

$33 $20* user/month

(billed annually $396 $240/year)

Preview Sign up

$40 user/month

(billed annually $480/year)

Preview Sign up

$52 user/month

(billed annually $624/year)

Preview Sign up

Power BI Office 365
BI Sites
Scheduled Data Refresh
Enterprise Data Search
Data Stewardship
Mobile BI
SharePoint Online Plan 2  
Excel      
Data Discovery & Access    
Data Modeling    
Data Visualization    

* 40% off promotion for Office 365 E3 or E4 customers. Offered through June 30 2014. Pricing Shown is US Commercial ERP through the Microsoft Online Subscription Program

 

SharePoint Marketing Suite – Completing the SharePoint Internet Site Offering – Webinar Tuesday October 22, 1PM EDT

Atidan is pleased to partner with Intlock to present a webinar series focused on digital marketing and analytics for Microsoft SharePoint Internet, Extranet and Intranet sites including SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. The SharePoint Marketing Suite is a collection of web analytics and website optimization products that provide insight into the performance of online marketing initiatives, empowering organizations to make informed decisions, and ensure the success of online marketing programs.

Join us on Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:00 PM EDT / 17:00 GMT to learn about the SharePoint Marketing Suite which provides a compelling marketing offering to empower the marketer.  Register Today!

SharePoint Marketing Suite can help enterprises:

 

    • Empower the marketer
    • Establish brand loyalty
    • Engage your audience
    • Generate increased demand
    • Expand your customer’s community
    • Gain centralized control
    • Synergize all services in one solution
    • Integrate your key third party tools

 

Some of the tools that will be demonstrated include:

    • Web Analytics
    • Campaign Tracking and Advertising Effectiveness
    • Behavioral Targeting
    • A/B and Multivariate Testing
    • Visitor Profiles
    • SEO
    • Affiliates
    • Voice of Customer

 

All attendees will receive a special trial and implementation offer and a chance to win a free copy of Microsoft Office 2013 or Windows 8 Pro.

Contact Atidan’s SharePoint analytics and marketing team at intlock@atidan.com to learn more about our unique digital marketing, extranet and intranet solutions.

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