Visio

Visio versions—all features

Create professional and engaging diagrams more easily than ever.

Create professional diagrams quickly

2010

2013

2016

Versatile templates and thousands of shapes
Included
Improved
Improved
Fluent drawing experience—flyout shapes, inserting and deleting shapes with connection healing, and changing shape while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata
Included
Improved
Improved
Refreshed templates for Maps and Floor Plan
Included
Included
Improved
Drawing canvas auto size, auto align and space of shapes
Included
Included
Included
Ability to import DWG files into Visio
Included
Included
Included
Easy shape customization
Included
Included
Included
Improved container to classify shapes
Included
Included
Subprocesses to break complex processes into manageable pieces
Included
Included
Included
Option to validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules
Included
Included
Included
Support for various process standards including Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) 2.0 
Included
Included
Support for SharePoint workflow
Included
Included
Shape effect options—shadow, bevel, glow, and others
Included
Included
Streamlined print preview showing diagram page breaks and pan/zoom capability
Included
Included
New electrical solution with Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) compliance
New
New starter diagrams and contextual tips and tricks
New
Tell Me integration to navigate through commands
New
Turns on/off the page auto size for files from Visio 2007 or before
New
Key to turn on or off the high resolution image import
New
Compress enabled if picture size is more than 30 megapixels. Change value to increase or decrease the maximum size allowed
New
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New

Work better as a team

2010

2013

2016

Rich commenting
Included
Improved
Improved
Easy diagram sharing through a web browser and commenting through Visio Services 
Included
Included
Use presence awareness and visibility to IM or call other people 
Included
Included
Co-authoring - two or more people working on the a single diagram at the same time 
Included
Included
Delve support for team document discovery 
New
Secure diagrams with Microsoft file protection technologies
New
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New

Bring diagrams to life with data linking

2010

2013

2016

Link diagram shapes to data from multiple sources, including Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint Lists, SharePoint Business Connectivity Services, and SQL Server
Included
Improved
Improved
Ability to refresh data automatically, either on a defined schedule or manually
Included
Included
Included
Automatic data legend creation, providing a key for applied data graphics
Included
Included
Included
Ability to apply a rich set of data graphics and colors to visualize data
Included
Improved
Improved
Ability to save to SharePoint and view diagrams in Visio Services with data refresh 
Included
Included
Included
Automatic generation of organizational chart from data sources such as Excel, Exchange or Directory
Included
Included
Rapid data connectivity with Excel tables and ability to swap data graphics with one click
New
New set of data graphics
New
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New

Packaging

2010

2013

2016

Availability as a perpetual license
Included
Included
Included
Backwards compatibility to open Visio 2013, Visio 2010, Visio 2007, Visio 2003 and Visio 2000 files 
Included
Included
Included
Touch support on Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7 PCs
Included
Improved
Improved
New XML-based file format
Included
Included
Touch support on virtually any device through Visio Services  
Included
Included
Availability through Office 365 as a subscription
Included
Included
Roaming application—ability to install Visio temporarily on a Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC 
Included
Included
Support for demand management in Project Server and Project Online 
Included
Included
Compatibility with Windows 10
New
New
Leverage an Office-like experience including high DPI and Dark Theme support
New
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New
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2010

Create professional diagrams quickly

Versatile templates and thousands of shapes
Included
Fluent drawing experience—flyout shapes, inserting and deleting shapes with connection healing, and changing shape while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata
Included
Refreshed templates for Maps and Floor Plan
Included
Drawing canvas auto size, auto align and space of shapes
Included
Ability to import DWG files into Visio
Included
Easy shape customization
Included
Improved container to classify shapes
Subprocesses to break complex processes into manageable pieces
Included
Option to validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules
Included
Support for various process standards including Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) 2.0
Support for SharePoint workflow
Shape effect options—shadow, bevel, glow, and others
Streamlined print preview showing diagram page breaks and pan/zoom capability
New electrical solution with Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) compliance
New starter diagrams and contextual tips and tricks
Tell Me integration to navigate through commands
Turns on/off the page auto size for files from Visio 2007 or before
Key to turn on or off the high resolution image import
Compress enabled if picture size is more than 30 megapixels. Change value to increase or decrease the maximum size allowed

Work better as a team

Rich commenting
Included
Easy diagram sharing through a web browser and commenting through Visio Services 
Use presence awareness and visibility to IM or call other people  
Co-authoring - two or more people working on the a single diagram at the same time 
Delve support for team document discovery 
Secure diagrams with Microsoft file protection technologies

Bring diagrams to life with data linking

Link diagram shapes to data from multiple sources, including Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint Lists, SharePoint Business Connectivity Services, and SQL Server
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
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
Automatic generation of organizational chart from data sources such as Excel, Exchange, or Directory
Rapid data connectivity with Excel tables and ability to swap data graphics with one click
New set of data graphics

Packaging

Availability as a perpetual license
Included
Backwards compatibility to open Visio 2013, Visio 2010, Visio 2007, Visio 2003 and Visio 2000 files
Included
Touch support on Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7 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 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC 
Support for demand management in Project Server and Project Online  
Compatibility with Windows 10
Leverage an Office-like experience including high DPI and Dark Theme support
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New
ShowHide
2013

Create professional diagrams quickly

Versatile templates and thousands of shapes
Improved
Fluent drawing experience—flyout shapes, inserting and deleting shapes with connection healing, and changing shape while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata
Improved
Refreshed templates for Maps and Floor Plan
Included
Drawing canvas auto size, auto align and space of shapes
Included
Ability to import DWG files into Visio
Included
Easy shape customization
Included
Improved container to classify shapes
Included
Subprocesses to break complex processes into manageable pieces
Included
Option to validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules
Included
Support for various process standards including Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) 2.0
Included
Support for SharePoint workflow
Included
Shape effect options—shadow, bevel, glow, and others
Included
Streamlined print preview showing diagram page breaks and pan/zoom capability
Included
New electrical solution with Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) compliance
New starter diagrams and contextual tips and tricks
Tell Me integration to navigate through commands
Turns on/off the page auto size for files from Visio 2007 or before
Key to turn on or off the high resolution image import
Compress enabled if picture size is more than 30 megapixels. Change value to increase or decrease the maximum size allowed

Work better as a team

Rich commenting
Improved
Easy diagram sharing through a web browser and commenting through Visio Services 
Included
Use presence awareness and visibility to IM or call other people  
Included
Co-authoring - two or more people working on the a single diagram at the same time 
Included
Delve support for team document discovery 
Secure diagrams with Microsoft file protection technologies

Bring diagrams to life with data linking

Link diagram shapes to data from multiple sources, including Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint Lists, SharePoint Business Connectivity Services, and SQL Server
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
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 
Included
Automatic generation of organizational chart from data sources such as Excel, Exchange or Directory
Included
Rapid data connectivity with Excel tables and ability to swap data graphics with one click
New set of data graphics

Packaging

Availability as a perpetual license
Included
Backwards compatibility to open Visio 2013, Visio 2010, Visio 2007, Visio 2003 and Visio 2000 files
Included
Touch support on Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7 PCs
Improved
New XML-based file format
Included
Touch support on virtually any device through Visio Services 
Included
Availability through Office 365 as a subscription
Included
Roaming application—ability to install Visio temporarily on a Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC 
Included
Support for demand management in Project Server and Project Online  
Included
Compatibility with Windows 10
New
Leverage an Office-like experience including high DPI and Dark Theme support
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New
ShowHide
2016

Create professional diagrams quickly

Versatile templates and thousands of shapes
Improved
Fluent drawing experience—flyout shapes, inserting and deleting shapes with connection healing, and changing shape while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata
Improved
Refreshed templates for Maps and Floor Plan
Improved
Drawing canvas auto size, auto align and space of shapes
Included
Ability to import DWG files into Visio
Included
Easy shape customization
Included
Improved container to classify shapes
Included
Subprocesses to break complex processes into manageable pieces
Included
Option to validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules
Included
Support for various process standards including Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) 2.0
Included
Support for SharePoint workflow
Included
Shape effect options—shadow, bevel, glow, and others
Included
Streamlined print preview showing diagram page breaks and pan/zoom capability
Included
New electrical solution with Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) compliance
New
New starter diagrams and contextual tips and tricks
New
Tell Me integration to navigate through commands
New
Turns on/off the page auto size for files from Visio 2007 or before
New
Key to turn on or off the high resolution image import
New
Compress enabled if picture size is more than 30 megapixels. Change value to increase or decrease the maximum size allowed
New

Work better as a team

Rich commenting
Improved
Easy diagram sharing through a web browser and commenting through Visio Services 
Included
Use presence awareness and visibility to IM or call other people  
Included
Co-authoring - two or more people working on the a single diagram at the same time 
Included
Delve support for team document discovery 
New
Secure diagrams with Microsoft file protection technologies
New

Bring diagrams to life with data linking

Link diagram shapes to data from multiple sources, including Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint Lists, SharePoint Business Connectivity Services, and SQL Server
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
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 
Included
Automatic generation of organizational chart from data sources such as Excel, Exchange or Directory
Included
Rapid data connectivity with Excel tables and ability to swap data graphics with one click
New
New set of data graphics
New

Packaging

Availability as a perpetual license
Included
Backwards compatibility to open Visio 2013, Visio 2010, Visio 2007, Visio 2003 and Visio 2000 files
Included
Touch support on Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7 PCs
Improved
New XML-based file format
Included
Touch support on virtually any device through Visio Services  
Included
Availability through Office 365 as a subscription
Included
Roaming application—ability to install Visio temporarily on a Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC 
Included
Support for demand management in Project Server and Project Online 
Included
Compatibility with Windows 10
New
Leverage an Office-like experience including high DPI and Dark Theme support
New
Included:
Included
Improved:
Improved
New:
New

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