Visio Professional 2016



• Create and share data-linked diagrams that simplify complex information • For 1 PC Compatible with Windows 7 or later All languages included

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Easily create advanced diagrams

Microsoft Visio Professional 2016 makes it easier than ever for individuals and teams to create and share professional, versatile diagrams that simplify complex information. It includes all of the functionality of Visio Standard 2016 as well as updated shapes, templates, and styles; enhanced support for team collaboration, including the ability for several people to work on a single diagram at the same time; and the ability to link diagrams to data.


  • Required Processor

    1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2

  • Required Operating System

    Windows 7 or later, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012

  • Required Memory

    1 GB RAM (32 bit); 2 GB RAM (64 bit)

  • Required Hard Disk Space

    3.0 GB available disk space

  • Required Display

    1024 x 768 resolution

  • Graphics

    Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.

  • Multi-touch

    A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8 or later.

  • Additional System Requirements

    Internet functionality requires an Internet connection.

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Don't know what everyone is complaiing about...

I've been using 2016 Professional to build a few dozen network communication workflow charts to demonstrate to my sales team and to explain our path, hardware and functionality to customers. I made my own shapes and kept the masters open in separate files so I can go back to them and make changes. Everything else I need is right there in the application. From my perspective anything and everything I need to accomplish is done here professionally, easily and efficiently without headache. I've never had a single crash. I've never experienced anything slow about the program. I suppose the only single note I might make is that backwards compatibility with previous versions is limited and those files created in 2016 won't always open correctly in others. But I don't see any of the problems reported here at all.

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Visio before Microsoft

I bought Visio at a booth at a convention in 1996. This was before the company that created it was acquired by Microsoft. The product worked flawlessly on Windows XP machine. I was so impressed that I continued to buy newer versions from Microsoft. The version I now have and use frequently is Professional 2010. I was disappointed with the the electrical engineering stencil. I am an electrical engineer/embedded software programmer so I create digital circuit diagrams. I often have to make my own digital circuit components as the stencil ones are inadequate. The review of 2016 make it clear I need to search for a better application.




Quite literally the worst program I've ever used

I'm being forced to use Visio as part of my college course, and it's absolutely terrible. If this course wasn't required for my degree I would drop it just to get away from Visio. I'm not on a super computer, but my computer is far from low-end, and yet something as simple as SCROLLING on Visio takes multiple seconds as it jutters its way down. That combined with clicking in the same exact spot doing different and unpredictable things makes working with this software a nightmare. It feels like this program was made in three and a half minutes by someone that learned what a computer is two days ago. I really wish a negative star review was possible for this.

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 2/8/2017





I'm using VISIO for many years (I started with 2003, then 2013) But after installing the 2016 version, I found lot of bugs and limitations. It may be partly related to my usage (simple mechanical drawings, diagrams and schematic views in the AV field) A lot of commands that I had right on hands are now hidden with sub/ sub menus... Ribbon menu is really a big limitation. Why there is no function to switch to the classic menu??? Other limitations: Complex shapes are impossible to make. Also there are functions that we wait for long time that are still missing like a better management of the layers, some functions to enable moving a bunch of shapes attached together. Since few days another bug: I wants to crop an image, I only see the delimitation but not the image itself !!!... And some child windows are closing before I can click on the icon I want... After 6 month of usage I will go back to the 2013 version... What a shame!

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Constantly Crashes

I bought this a few months ago and have had nothing to but issues. Constant crashing on the simplest of task. Then when you try to get support for the issues you have to pay to have a professional support contract in place. RIDICULOUS!

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 10/14/2016




Just go download Lucidchart

Microsoft should just shut this product down and push people towards Lucidchart.




Does not integrate with Office 365; going downhill

I use Visio a lot; even wrote a college textbook using it. 2010 version was its pinnacle; 2013 added useability 'enhancements' that made it more difficult to use (why were essential tools like Combine, Union, Subtract, Join, and Fragment moved to the developer tab, hidden by default?) and customize, but was still useful. The 2016 version will not install side-by-side with either my unversity's corporate Office 365 nor my personal Office 365. Embedded Visio diagrams are also broken between Office 365 and the older Visio 2013. Oddly, the electrical engineering symbols for the new Visio are much worse than in previous versions - they look superficially prettier, perhaps, but don't adhere to common diagram conventions. (Previous versions were also guilty of this, but 2016 brings it to a new level). In short, Visio 2016 may be a nice product to use to draw pretty diagrams that aren't embedded in Word or Powerpoint. But the target demographic that uses Visio - technical business professionals - can't use it because we rely on integration with at least Word if not Powerpoint as well. I'm very disappointed - until this time, Visio was my go-to program for all my two-dimensional technical drawing needs that didn't require extensive splining capability.



former Visio fan

Keeps getting worse

I've been using Visio since before Microsoft bought it. I've used it for countless drawings -- even designed my house with it. But every 'upgrade' just makes it worse. Visio 2016 crashes more often than Visio 2013 did, which was worse than Visio 2010. They keep making changes that don't improve anything, only disrupt my work patterns. The final straw is the inability to merge it with my Office 365 subscription (I have a home version, not a business version), combined with the outrageous price of a standalone product. I'm now sadly looking for another tool to draw with. I've always gotten the feeling that Microsoft never really 'liked' Visio -- despite cosmetic statements that it's part of the Microsoft Office family, it's never really been fully integrated or supported that way. Sad.




Incompatible with Office 2013 on same PC !

Tried to install new Visio Pro 2016 on a PC with an existing Office 2013 I purchased through work; warns it will remove the Office 2013, and that Office 2013 will not be able to be reinstalled; MS support refuses to resolve; I have a useless Visio 2016 license that I can't return !



Buggy Mallone

It's Buggy

I bought this a month ago and since install I sometimes get a Visio internal pasting error which shuts down your drawing so you lose everything since you last saved it. I lost hours of complex work. Workaround is to Save as a 'Save as' before you close your drawing. The second maddening bug is sometimes as I type text, the text types in reverse. E.g. 'Program' displays as 'margorP'. I haven't figured out how to avoid this from happening a dozen or so times during the day. I was hoping too, Visio would finally allow me to copy a drawing into another drawing like in Excel where you can copy a worksheet into another workbook, but it isn't in this version. FYI: I run on MS 10.