Most folk (myself included) will usually crank up Visio when needing to create “server topology” or “application architecture” diagrams.
Having good shapes & symbols can often make the difference between a diagram that “works” and one that “doesn’t”.
The “look & feel” of the shapes can convey a fair amount of the message – it’s not just the layout or words on display – if you know what I mean.
Anyway, I found some great shapes that you can use when designing SharePoint “architecture diagrams” and so forth – like models for server deloyment.
These same shapes were used by MIcrosoft themselves :
- Supplemental documentation for Office Project Server
- Technical diagrams and other supplemental documentation for Office SharePoint Server
- Supplemental documentation for Windows SharePoint Services
Click below to grab a ZIP file containing the Visio stencis & shapes :
Thanks to the Microsoft SharePoint IT Pro documentation team for this one…
I wonder if people call them the MSITPD team ? or maybe just “the SharePoint doco gang”…?