A few days ago I was watching a tutorial about Visio, a diagramming software, and wondered, “How does Microsoft decide what to update between its major releases, and why?”
I was watching a series on Plural Site, which only has lessons for Visio 2007, and I have Visio 2013 installed on my machine.
I was making some neat diagrams – like a process flow, a company org chart, and a city map of Chicago – and I found that several times, I had to do some Internet research to find certain tools that had been hidden from the 2013 version.
I started to wonder how the Visio team had determined what to show and what to hide. But then I realized, since 2007, business priorities have changed, and the way we interact with technology is always changing. In Visio’s newest version, the most useful tools and templates are presented up-front, and it only takes about 2 minutes to add more tools to the ribbon.