Review ‘draw.io’ as Online Drawing Platform for Azure Architecture Diagrams

Up to this point, we have been using locally installed PowerPoint successfully and efficiently to create all of the Azure concept and architectural diagrams used with clients (Read more about this here). There are a number of online drawing programs available now to create these and other technical drawings. There is no software to install; the diagrams are stored online (Although local copies of documents can also be saved).

Here we’ll review draw.io, the free single user version, as to how well it works to re-create this network diagram by Tim Warner:

draw.io with completed drawing:

NOTE: Source of diagram: https://github.com/timothywarner/azure-class-diagrams

This is Tim Warner’s Visio drawing done in draw.io… Replicating a detailed drawing like this helps to discover the platform’s functionality, ease of use, as well as the other review details outlined here.

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