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Microsoft Visio system requirements:
- Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, Microsoft SharePoint Online, or Microsoft OneDrive for Business is required for coauthoring.
- Skype for Business or Lync is required for presence notification.
Visio Online Plan 1, which includes Visio Online and 2GB of OneDrive storage, enables users to create and share simple diagrams in their favorite browser. It’s best for basic diagramming needs.
Visio Online Plan 2, available as a subscription, includes the all same capabilities as Visio Professional 2016, as well as cloud-only features like Visio Visual in Power BI, Data Visualizer through Excel, and Database Reverse Engineering (DBRE). Enhanced support for AutoCAD drawings and more templates, stencils, and shapes are also only available in Plan 2. Plus, Plan 2 allows each user to install Visio on up to five PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7. It automatically installs the latest security updates and receives all feature releases for the duration of the subscription. Visio Online Plan 1 with 2GB OneDrive storage is also included.
For information on how to license Visio, please visit our licensing page.
Yes! Most Office 365 customers can view their Visio diagrams in Teams. Those with a Visio Online plan subscription can also edit diagrams directly in Teams. You can learn more about Visio in Teams here. Please note, Teams is sold separately from Visio.
Visio currently supports multiple data sources, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excel Services, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, and Microsoft SharePoint Lists and Business Connectivity Services.
Visio shares many of the same security features as Microsoft Office apps. These include Information Rights Management (IRM) to set file access permissions and built-in data loss prevention (DLP) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) to help prevent data leaks. Likewise, Visio Online inherits all enterprise-grade security, privacy, and compliance features available through the Microsoft Cloud.
Yes. Any Visio Online diagram can be accessed, created, edited, and shared using your preferred mobile browser. There is also a native Visio Viewer app for iOS devices. You can only view diagrams using the app; editing capabilities are not available.
There is no Visio client version for Mac. Instead, you can use Visio Online to diagram in your browser.
Visio Professional 2016, Visio Standard 2016, and Visio Online keep the same XML-based file format introduced in 2013. Early versions of Visio may not recognize this format. You can save files that were created in Visio 2016 or Visio Online in the Visio 2003–2010 Drawing (VSD) format, which earlier versions of Visio can open. To do this, go to the File menu and choose Save As. Once a location has been selected, change the Save as type to Visio 2003–2010 Drawing.
Some features from earlier versions of Visio have been disabled for compatibility in Visio 2016. Converting the old file to the new file format will enable all features. To convert a Visio 2003–2010 drawing, go to the File menu, select Info, then Convert.