[Update : a new version of this file allows Visio for M365 users to edit/play with see Making Custom Shapes for Visio for M365]
Following on from my last article about playing checkers with Visio in Teams, I decided that I should also revisit my earlier Visio chessboard to make it work in Visio online. I have implemented the ability to automatically reset the positions before a new game, and I have made a single chess piece shape that can be either colour or icon.
There are also some more complex configuration options available, as per the earlier article, but these are completely optional.
The Online Chess.vsdx file is available for download to include in your own SharePoint Online or Teams library.
A reader had some issues with the download, so I have refreshed it, and created a couple of videos.
The first simply demonstrates how the file can be opened and edited in Teams.
The second video demonstrates how two different users can play chess against each other…
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