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Visio Add-in for Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta

Microsoft has released Visio Add-in for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 beta ( It is a add-on to Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional SP1. With this add-on you can link health state from components in Operations Manager 2007 R2 to objects in Visio. This is a great way to visualize complex systems and business processes. You can use the “view in fullscreen” option in Visio to show the Visio documents on a big screen in your IT office or call center.

The Visio Add-in has the following features:

*Distributed applications exported from System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (release candidate) as Visio documents automatically show live health state information on the exported objects when opened in Visio.
*You can easily create new Visio documents and link shapes to any managed object (computer, database, web site, perspective etc.) to show the current health state.
*You can automatically link entire existing Visio documents to the computer and network devices managed by Operations Manager by matching computer names or IP addresses.
*Health states can be automatically refreshed in Visio documents. You can use this option along with Visio’s full screen view to create dashboard views suitable for use as a summary display in a datacenter control room.
*Predefined data graphics enable you to toggle from Operations Manager health icons to shape color for health state.

Download the Visio add-in at Connect. (To get access to this release, apply to participate in the “Operations Manager Public Beta” at this site.)

Source: the Operations Manager team blog

Here are some screenshots of the Visio Add-in for Ops Mgr 2007 R2


  1. Thank you for sharing this very interesting article. It is amazing to know that there are different types of systems which can adapt by the company.

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