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Visio Professional 2016

Work as a team to easily create and share data-linked diagrams that simplify complex information.

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Create anything visually

Create any professional diagram easily with ready-made templates and thousands of shapes that help you meet industry standards. Learn more about templates in Visio.

Get started easily

Perform common flowcharting activities with ease, thanks to the familiar Office experience.

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, or chat via Skype for Business.

Communicate one version of the truth

Share data-linked diagrams easily with anyone across your organization, from nearly anywhere, 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 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

Add data or smart shapes to imported AutoCAD designs (support up to DWG 2010), and simplify or enhance advanced visualizations with ease.

Fast startup

Get up to speed quickly with Starter Diagrams and contextual tips and tricks that walk you through basic capabilities.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Easy diagram sharing

Easily share diagrams in a 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 nearly anywhere, in a browser or iPad® app.

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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