You will need Microsoft Visio Standard or Professional in order to view and use these stencils correctly. The files listed for download on this page are .vss (Visio stencil) files within .zip files. Some of the .zip files contain Microsoft PowerPoint files in addition to Visio files. The PowerPoint files contain .emf (enhanced metafile) vector images derived from the Visio drawings. These may be copied and pasted into PowerPoint and other applications without requiring Visio.
Editions of Microsoft Visio that have an online subscription also have the ability to search for shapes in a number of third party stencils hosted by Microsoft. For example, searching for the word "Tile" shows that it is also found in an online stencil, which can then be selected and downloaded. This will download the whole stencil in your My Shapes folder in a sub-folder named after the third-party provider. These stencils, and all of the master shapes within them, are immediately available to use in the current and subsequent sessions. These stencils have been vetted by Microsoft and are safe to use.
After you download a stencil of shapes, copy it to your My Shapes folder. By default, your My Shapes folder is located inside your default Documents folder. Then, open the stencil in Visio by navigating to My Shapes.
If you have a non-subscription or older version of Visio, there are no Azure diagram (or Cloud and Enterprise) templates available. However, you can download Azure architecture icons, which enables you to create your own Azure diagrams with symbols and icons to represent your cloud system.
Download a free customized version of Ixia Visio Stencils or NetZoom for Visio! This free download contains the equipment shapes from various Ixia NetOptics lines. Devices have connection points on all ports and are embedded with equipment properties (dimensions, power requirements, environmental characteristics, port properties, etc.) and card/chassis relationships.
The EIP icons library is available as a Visio stencil file adapted to render the icons with the Camel color : sand. Download it here for your presentation, functional and technical analysis documents. The original EIP stencil is also available in OpenOffice 3.x Draw (thanks to Marco Garbelini) , Microsoft Visio, or Omnigraffle. 2b1af7f3a8