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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.


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


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 a database and Azure specialist in Houston. He previously worked as a Data Platform Solution Architect in Microsoft's Houston office. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a SQL Server MVP. He is experienced in 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. John is also a registered nurse recently completed the education to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2. Connect on LinkedIn

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