Visio

Visio versions—all features

Create professional and engaging diagrams more easily than ever.

2007

2010

2013

New and improved stencils and shapes
Included
Improved
Improved
Contextual right-click menus
Included
Improved
Improved
Improved search to make it easier to find templates and shapes
Included
Included
Improved
Easy-to-apply themes to create modern diagrams quickly
Included
Included
Improved
Ability to import DWG files into Visio
Included
Included
Included
Organization chart solution improvements—new styles and ability to import images
Included
Included
Improved
Auto Align and Space
Included
Included
Ability to insert and delete shapes with connection healing
Included
Included
Drawing canvas auto size
Included
Included
Quick shapes area, for easy access to the most frequently used shapes
Included
Included
Microsoft Office Fluent user interface (UI)—the Ribbon
Included
Improved
Improvements to containers and new container styles
Included
Improved
New start experience to make it easier to find shapes
New
Ability to change shape while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata
New
Live preview of new pre-configured theme style changes through variations
New
Shape effect options—shadow, bevel, glow, and others
New
Streamlined print preview showing diagram page breaks and pan/zoom capability
New
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New

Work together on a single diagram with your colleagues

2007

2010

2013

Commenting
Included
Included
Improved
Easy diagram sharing through a web browser by saving to SharePoint
Included
Improved
Commenting through Visio Services
New
Co-authoring—two or more people working on a single diagram at the same time
New
Use presence awareness and visibility to IM or call other people
New
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New

Use a wizard to link diagrams to data without writing any code

2007

2010

2013

Link Diagram shapes to data
Included
Included
Improved
Ability to refresh data automatically, either on a defined schedule or manually
Included
Included
Automatic data legend creation, providing a key for applied data graphics
Included
Included
No-code dashboards
Included
Included
Expanded set of data sources, including Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint Lists, SharePoint Business Connectivity Services, and SQL Server
Included
Improved
Ability to apply a rich set of data graphics and colors to visualize data
Included
Improved
Ability to save to SharePoint and view diagrams in Visio Services with data refresh
Included
Improved
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New

Model business rules with standard process notation

2007

2010

2013

Option to validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules
Included
Included
Support for Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) 1.2 and 2.0 diagrams (BPMN 2.0 diagrams only supported in Visio 2013)
Included
Improved
Subprocesses to break complex processes into manageable pieces
Included
Included
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New

Take advantage of enhancements that make Visio a more powerful and complete diagramming tool

2007

2010

2013

Availability as a perpetual license
Included
Included
Included
Support for SharePoint Server 2010 workflow
Included
Included
Easy shape customization
Included
Included
Backwards compatibility to open Visio 2000, Visio 2003, Visio 2007, and Visio 2010 files
Included
Improved
Integration with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Project) and Microsoft Systems Center
Included
Included
Included
Touch support on Windows 7/Windows 8 PCs
Included
Improved
New XML-based file format
New
Touch support on virtually any device through Visio Services
New
Availability through Office 365 as a subscription
New
Roaming application—ability to install Visio temporarily on a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC
New
Support for demand management in Project Server and Project Online
New
Support for SharePoint Server 2013 workflow
New
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New
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2007
New and improved stencils and shapes
Included
Contextual right-click menus
Included
Improved search to make it easier to find templates and shapes
Included
Easy-to-apply themes to create modern diagrams quickly
Included
Ability to import DWG files into Visio
Included
Organization chart solution improvements—new styles and ability to import images
Included
Auto Align and Space
Ability to insert and delete shapes with connection healing
Drawing canvas auto size
Quick shapes area, for easy access to the most frequently used shapes
Microsoft Office Fluent user interface (UI)—the Ribbon
Improvements to containers and new container styles
New start experience to make it easier to find shapes
Ability to change shape while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata
Live preview of new pre-configured theme style changes through variations
Shape effect options—shadow, bevel, glow, and others
Streamlined print preview showing diagram page breaks and pan/zoom capability

Work together on a single diagram with your colleagues

Commenting
Included
Easy diagram sharing through a web browser by saving to SharePoint
Commenting through Visio Services
Co-authoring—two or more people working on a single diagram at the same time
Use presence awareness and visibility to IM or call other people

Use a wizard to link diagrams to data without writing any code

Link Diagram shapes to data
Included
Ability to refresh data automatically, either on a defined schedule or manually
Automatic data legend creation, providing a key for applied data graphics
No-code dashboards
Expanded set of data sources, including Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint Lists, SharePoint Business Connectivity Services, and SQL Server
Ability to apply a rich set of data graphics and colors to visualize data
Ability to save to SharePoint and view diagrams in Visio Services with data refresh

Model business rules with standard process notation

Option to validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules
Support for Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) 1.2 and 2.0 diagrams (BPMN 2.0 diagrams only supported in Visio 2013)
Subprocesses to break complex processes into manageable pieces

Take advantage of enhancements that make Visio a more powerful and complete diagramming tool

Availability as a perpetual license
Included
Support for SharePoint Server 2010 workflow
Easy shape customization
Backwards compatibility to open Visio 2000, Visio 2003, Visio 2007, and Visio 2010 files
Integration with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Project) and Microsoft Systems Center
Included
Touch support on Windows 7/Windows 8 PCs
New XML-based file format
Touch support on virtually any device through Visio Services
Availability through Office 365 as a subscription
Roaming application—ability to install Visio temporarily on a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC
Support for demand management in Project Server and Project Online
Support for SharePoint Server 2013 workflow
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2010
New and improved stencils and shapes
Improved
Contextual right-click menus
Improved
Improved search to make it easier to find templates and shapes
Included
Easy-to-apply themes to create modern diagrams quickly
Included
Ability to import DWG files into Visio
Included
Organization chart solution improvements—new styles and ability to import images
Included
Auto Align and Space
Included
Ability to insert and delete shapes with connection healing
Included
Drawing canvas auto size
Included
Quick shapes area, for easy access to the most frequently used shapes
Included
Microsoft Office Fluent user interface (UI)—the Ribbon
Included
Improvements to containers and new container styles
Included
New start experience to make it easier to find shapes
Ability to change shape while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata
Live preview of new pre-configured theme style changes through variations
Shape effect options—shadow, bevel, glow, and others
Streamlined print preview showing diagram page breaks and pan/zoom capability

Work together on a single diagram with your colleagues

Commenting
Included
Easy diagram sharing through a web browser by saving to SharePoint
Included
Commenting through Visio Services
Co-authoring—two or more people working on a single diagram at the same time
Use presence awareness and visibility to IM or call other people

Use a wizard to link diagrams to data without writing any code

Link Diagram shapes to data
Included
Ability to refresh data automatically, either on a defined schedule or manually
Included
Automatic data legend creation, providing a key for applied data graphics
Included
No-code dashboards
Included
Expanded set of data sources, including Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint Lists, SharePoint Business Connectivity Services, and SQL Server
Included
Ability to apply a rich set of data graphics and colors to visualize data
Included
Ability to save to SharePoint and view diagrams in Visio Services with data refresh
Included

Model business rules with standard process notation

Option to validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules
Included
Support for Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) 1.2 and 2.0 diagrams (BPMN 2.0 diagrams only supported in Visio 2013)
Included
Subprocesses to break complex processes into manageable pieces
Included

Take advantage of enhancements that make Visio a more powerful and complete diagramming tool

Availability as a perpetual license
Included
Support for SharePoint Server 2010 workflow
Included
Easy shape customization
Included
Backwards compatibility to open Visio 2000, Visio 2003, Visio 2007, and Visio 2010 files
Included
Integration with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Project) and Microsoft Systems Center
Included
Touch support on Windows 7/Windows 8 PCs
Included
New XML-based file format
Touch support on virtually any device through Visio Services
Availability through Office 365 as a subscription
Roaming application—ability to install Visio temporarily on a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC
Support for demand management in Project Server and Project Online
Support for SharePoint Server 2013 workflow
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2013
New and improved stencils and shapes
Improved
Contextual right-click menus
Improved
Improved search to make it easier to find templates and shapes
Improved
Easy-to-apply themes to create modern diagrams quickly
Improved
Ability to import DWG files into Visio
Included
Organization chart solution improvements—new styles and ability to import images
Improved
Auto Align and Space
Included
Ability to insert and delete shapes with connection healing
Included
Drawing canvas auto size
Included
Quick shapes area, for easy access to the most frequently used shapes
Included
Microsoft Office Fluent user interface (UI)—the Ribbon
Improved
Improvements to containers and new container styles
Improved
New start experience to make it easier to find shapes
New
Ability to change shape while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata
New
Live preview of new pre-configured theme style changes through variations
New
Shape effect options—shadow, bevel, glow, and others
New
Streamlined print preview showing diagram page breaks and pan/zoom capability
New

Work together on a single diagram with your colleagues

Commenting
Improved
Easy diagram sharing through a web browser by saving to SharePoint
Improved
Commenting through Visio Services
New
Co-authoring—two or more people working on a single diagram at the same time
New
Use presence awareness and visibility to IM or call other people
New

Use a wizard to link diagrams to data without writing any code

Link Diagram shapes to data
Improved
Ability to refresh data automatically, either on a defined schedule or manually
Included
Automatic data legend creation, providing a key for applied data graphics
Included
No-code dashboards
Included
Expanded set of data sources, including Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint Lists, SharePoint Business Connectivity Services, and SQL Server
Improved
Ability to apply a rich set of data graphics and colors to visualize data
Improved
Ability to save to SharePoint and view diagrams in Visio Services with data refresh
Improved

Model business rules with standard process notation

Option to validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules
Included
Support for Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) 1.2 and 2.0 diagrams (BPMN 2.0 diagrams only supported in Visio 2013)
Improved
Subprocesses to break complex processes into manageable pieces
Included

Take advantage of enhancements that make Visio a more powerful and complete diagramming tool

Availability as a perpetual license
Included
Support for SharePoint Server 2010 workflow
Included
Easy shape customization
Included
Backwards compatibility to open Visio 2000, Visio 2003, Visio 2007, and Visio 2010 files
Improved
Integration with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Project) and Microsoft Systems Center
Included
Touch support on Windows 7/Windows 8 PCs
Improved
New XML-based file format
New
Touch support on virtually any device through Visio Services
New
Availability through Office 365 as a subscription
New
Roaming application—ability to install Visio temporarily on a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC
New
Support for demand management in Project Server and Project Online
New
Support for SharePoint Server 2013 workflow
New

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