Buyer's Guide | Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio Overview

Visio 2013 is perfect for individuals looking for a powerful diagram tool. Visio gives users access to popular data sources including Excel, Excel Services, SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, ad Microsoft SharePoint Business Connectivity Services. Diagram even the most complex information into a streamlined presentation. Visio 2013 provides some of the same formatting options used in other Office applications to your diagrams, including gradients, shadows, 3-D effects, and more.

Visio 2016 brings in fresh updates to previous versions including wireframe diagrams for websites and mobile apps, access to Visio Online, Tell me integration to navigate through commands, new start diagrams and contextual tips and tricks, and more. Visio 2016 also offers thousands of shapes that meet industry standards so you can work visually and stay compliant. Enhanced support for team collaboration set 2016 apart from other versions.

Visio 2019 introduces new starter diagrams to get you up and running faster than ever. Also new to Visio 2019 is the new Database Model Diagram template which allows you to visualize your database directly in Visio with no additional add-ons. Easily create wireframe diagrams for websites with new Website Templates. Bring your ideas to life more efficiently with easier to use blueprints.

The Visio Advantage

Businesses using Office 365 and SharePoint will benefit from the enhanced data security, real time presence indicators, and collaborative team editing included in Visio Professional. Visio Standard users may upgrade to Professional to source and import robust data into existing Visio files. Businesses and general users can both benefit from Visio's Live Data Overlay, Data to Diagram, One-step Data Linking and Data Refresh features. To learn more about Visio and its compatibility with Microsoft Project, contact the Trusted Tech Team at (855) 202-8140.


Visio Standard

Visio Professional

Full desktop application download. βœ“ βœ“
Create professional diagrams with pre-designed templates. βœ“ βœ“
Familiar Office interface and experience. βœ“ βœ“
Use a pen or your finger to draw and make notes on touchscreens. βœ“ βœ“
Create database visualizations using included database model diagrams. βœ“ βœ“
Add and reply to comments directly in the Visio program to easily collaborate with other users. βœ“ βœ“
Build and validate diagrams to industry standards (BPMN 2.0 & UML 2.5). Β  βœ“
Link diagrams to live data from internal and external sources. Β  βœ“

System operating system requirements

Visio 2013 Standard/Professional: Microsoft Windows 7 to Windows 10
Visio 2016 Standard/Professional: Microsoft Windows 7 to Windows 10
Visio 2019 Standard/Professional: Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows server 2019