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Simplify complex information with professional diagrams you can create in just a few clicks. Visio makes diagramming simple—whether you want to quickly capture a flowchart that you brainstormed on a whiteboard, map an IT network, build an organizational chart, document a business process, or draw a floor plan.
A diagram in Visio, showing updated shapes and easy access to tools.
A diagram in Visio, showing updated shapes and easy access to tools.

Create professional diagrams quickly

  • Quicker access to frequently used tools, new and updated shapes and stencils, and improved and expanded themes and effects make it easier to create professional diagrams.
  • Updated diagramming standards are supported, including Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.4, Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0, and you can now publish both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 workflows.
  • Work the way you want with improved touch support, including for Windows 8 and Visio Services in the new Microsoft SharePoint, either with Microsoft Office 365 or on your company’s servers.
A Visio diagram showing shapes linked to dynamic data.
A Visio diagram showing shapes linked to dynamic data.

Link diagrams to dynamic data

  • Make complex data understandable at a glance. Create diagrams that are more dynamic by linking shapes to real-time data, with an expanded set of supported sources.
A Visio diagram showing shapes linked to dynamic data.
A Visio diagram shared via a browser to enable a team to collaborate on it.
A Visio diagram shared via a browser to enable a team to collaborate on it.

Collaborate easily as a team on diagrams

  • New tools simplify teamwork, enabling you to work together on the same diagram at the same time and easily see reviewers’ comments—in both Visio and Visio Services.
  • Share your diagrams with others through a browser, even if they don’t have Visio installed—through Office 365 or SharePoint.

Resources

Learn about what’s new in Visio, with a quick video
Get a quick tutorial on how to get started with Visio
Learn how to coauthor and collaborate on diagrams
Create an organization chart from a data source, such as an Excel workbook or Active Directory