Visio Online Plan 2

Take advantage of all that Visio offers as the industry-leading diagramming and visualization solution. Get access to new capabilities with an always-up-to-date subscription. Now also create and share simple diagrams in your favorite browser.

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Create anything visually

Create any professional diagram easily with ready-made templates and 250,000 shapes in the Visio content ecosystem that help you meet industry standards, including BPMN 2.0, UML 2.5, and IEEE. Learn more about templates in Visio Now even create simple diagrams in your browser.

Get started easily

Perform common flowcharting activities with ease, thanks to the familiar Office experience. Sketch out ideas with a pen or finger. Starting diagrams in your favorite browser is simple, too.

Bring diagrams to life with data linking

Quickly overlay data on top of an IT network, manufacturing plant, or business process. As your underlying data refreshes, your diagrams and data visualizations update automatically.

Collaborate throughout the processes

Collaborate however you want. Work together on the same diagram at the same time, chat via Skype for Business, or annotate using a pen or finger.

Communicate one version of the truth

Share data-linked diagrams easily with anyone across your organization, now in your favorite browser, and keep everyone in sync with operational insights.

Simplify IT management

Keep everyone in your organization productive while freeing IT to work on more strategic initiatives.

Features

Versatile templates and thousands of shapes

Use one of the many prebuilt templates from Visio and boost productivity with ready-made shapes. See templates in Visio

Support for industry standards

Take advantage of templates that meet industry standards, such as Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.5, Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Smart shapes

Use visual cues to accurately represent metadata embedded in Visio shapes. As metadata such as dimension changes, the visualization updates automatically.

Ability to import DWG files with latest format

Add data or smart shapes to imported AutoCAD designs (support up to DWG 2013), and simplify or enhance advanced visualizations with ease.

Content store

Tap into the Visio content ecosystem, which contains tools and templates to meet your unique business and diagramming needs.

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Fast startup

Get up to speed quickly with Starter Diagrams and contextual tips and tricks that walk you through basic capabilities. If you want, even start simple diagrams in your favorite browser.

Easy flowcharting experience

Perform common diagramming activities—like changing shapes, auto aligning and positioning, or duplicating and reordering pages—with an intuitive experience that preserves the metadata and connections of the shapes.

Intuitive search

Use the Tell Me search bar—standard across most Office products—to quickly find useful features in Visio.

Built-in themes and effects

Customize diagrams using a powerful set of effects and themes, and apply a completely different look to your design in just a few clicks.

Bring diagrams to life with data linking

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Live data overlay

Visualize live data in the context of an organizational structure, IT network, manufacturing plant, or complex business process to get the whole picture in one glance.

Data to diagram

Use a simple wizard to automatically create diagrams from data, starting with org charts.

Data graphics

Reveal patterns and meaning in your data with data graphics like vibrant icons, symbols, colors, and bar graphs.

One-step data linking

Take advantage of the new one-step connectivity with Excel tables, and swap data graphics with one click.

Process diagrams from Excel data

Use a premade Excel template or spreadsheet to organize process map data. Convert process map data in Excel into visualized diagrams.

Real-world perspectives in Power BI

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Import Visio diagrams into Power BI to combine operational and business visuals in a single dashboard. Get new perspectives on data with real-world diagrams, like floor plans and org charts, that complement Power BI visuals.

Data refresh

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Get a view of your data that’s always up to date. Keep your diagram connected to its data source, and refresh the data manually or on a defined schedule.

Collaborate throughout the process

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In-app commenting

Get or give feedback easily on a diagram or shape.

Co-authoring

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Complete diagrams faster with multiple people working on the same diagram at the same time.

Integration with Skype for Business

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Work together easily through integrated communication tools like Skype for Business. Use voice, video, or chat within Visio, eliminating the need to switch between apps.

Secured diagrams

Protect sensitive information with Microsoft file protection technologies.

Communicate one version of the truth

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Easy diagram sharing

Easily share diagrams in your favorite browser with anyone across your organization to gain alignment. Create visibility into best practices, policies, or future blueprints to increase compliance and efficiency.

Anywhere access

Access diagrams and processes on the go, from anywhere, in a browser or iPad® app. Learn more

Full fidelity

Use the new web app and iPad app to view diagrams in full fidelity with intuitive pan and zoom.

Operational dashboard

Use the new web app to keep the entire organization in sync with operational insights visualized on top of real-world processes and plans.

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Click-to-run

With streaming technology, quickly install Visio Online Plan 2 over the Internet, on internal networks, through local file systems, or from offline media.

Always up to date

Stay current with the latest tools and features with automatic updates from Visio Online Plan 2.

Multiple installations

Install Visio Online Plan 2 on up to five PCs so teams can access diagrams from wherever they’re working.

Accessible to all

Promote inclusion for all stakeholders with built-in accessibility tools. Use the Accessibility checker to validate whether diagrams are accessible to all before you share them.

24/7 support

Keep your organization running smoothly with 24/7 support from Microsoft.

Custom programmability

Tap into robust application architecture and create custom functionality with a readily available SDK.

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