Communicate your ideas visually with Visio

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Visio Standard 2021

Visio Standard 2021 $309.99

(one-time purchase)

Licensed for 1 PC

An on-premises diagramming solution for those who want to get started quickly on professional diagrams with ready-made templates and shapes.

Visio Professional 2021

Visio Professional 2021 $579.99

(one-time purchase)

Licensed for 1 PC

Enjoy all the features of Visio Standard, plus additional templates, collaboration features, data connectivity capabilities, and standards support to build and validate diagrams that support industry standards.
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Feature name Visio Standard 2021 Visio Professional 2021
User experience and features
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Use touch to work more naturally on a touch-enabled device
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Use your finger or pen to draw and annotate on a touch-enabled device
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Save diagrams locally in PNG or JPEG format with customization options for resolution, background color, transparency, and size
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Add hyperlinks to shapes that redirect to external sites, email addresses, files stored online, or pages within the same file
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View shapes in full fidelity online with intuitive pan and zoom functionality
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Navigate through commands with Tell Me integration
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Get an Office-like experience with high DPI and Dark Theme support
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Import DWG files, including enhanced file format support
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Edit shapes using Control Points, and easily apply themes to create modern diagrams
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Apply shape effect options, like shadow, bevel, and glow
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Accessibility, security, and compliance
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Get accessibility support with Narrator, Accessibility Checker, and high-contrast support
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Stay compatible with Windows 10
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Help secure diagrams with Microsoft Information Rights Management (IRM)
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Support compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
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Open files created in Visio 2000 and later versions with backward compatibility
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Install Visio temporarily on a Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 PC
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Intelligent diagramming
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Start with a simple Getting Started experience and powerful search
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Choose from a variety of starter diagrams and get up to speed quickly with contextual tips and tricks
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Enjoy familiar formatting features, such as auto align and distribute, and Smart Guides
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Add flyout shapes, insert and delete shapes with connection healing, and change shapes while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata
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Leverage the power of Shape Sheet to describe visual relationships between elements in your diagram
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Create a report of shape data that lists the text or data that is associated with your shapes
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Use Document Stencil to create a collection of shapes and quickly use them in your document
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Validate your structured diagrams against pre-defined rules and fix the issues identified
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Templates and shapes
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Use templates for basic flowcharts, cross-functional flowcharts (or swimlane diagrams), and block diagrams to create impactful stories
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Visualize your organizational structure using org chart templates and samples
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Brainstorm and organize your ideas visually using mind maps
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Get an overhead view of your office space, residential area, or public transportation route with templates for office layouts and directional maps
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Communicate project schedules, tasks, and progress with timeline diagrams, Gantt charts, and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) charts
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Illustrate how devices and networks all work together with a variety of basic network templates, shapes, and connector tools
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Access more than 250,000 shapes through Visio’s online content ecosystem
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Use containers to visually group your Visio shapes together and perform operations on the group
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Annotate your shapes with informative text by attaching callouts to shapes
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Visualize your systems and software using a rich repository of IT content including Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) and UML Diagrams
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Represent business processes graphically with a rich set of Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) content
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Quickly create high-fidelity mockups and prototypes of your websites with website wireframes
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Bring your architecture designs to life with a rich library of floor plan templates and samples
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Create accurate, detailed business diagrams with templates for IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) diagrams, PivotDiagrams, Six Sigma, and value stream maps
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Model the behavior of systems and functions of a process with Specification and Description Language (SDL) and Integration Definition for Process Modeling (IDEF0)
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Create detailed engineering diagrams with templates for basic electrical and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
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Develop clear and professional design plans with templates for HVAC plans and plant layout
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Simplify your system design process with detailed network, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and rack diagrams
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Design a SharePoint workflow in Visio or import a workflow from SharePoint Designer for Visio to generate a diagram3
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Collaboration and sharing
This feature is partially included
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Save diagrams to OneDrive for Business or SharePoint, and share and view diagrams from virtually anywhere online9
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Comment on diagrams and shapes
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See where co-authors are working in the canvas with a simple presence indicator for files saved in the cloud
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Co-edit diagrams with two or more people simultaneously10
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Connecting diagrams to data
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View diagrams connected to real-time data
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Create a database model from an existing database
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Generate org charts from data sources like Excel, Exchange, or Azure Active Directory6
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Link diagram shapes to data from multiple sources, including Excel, SharePoint lists, and SQL Server6
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Refresh data automatically, either on a defined schedule or manually
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Apply a rich set of data graphics, icons, and colors to visualize data
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Standards support
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Get support for various process standards, including BPMN 2.0, IEEE, and UML 2.5
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Validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules
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1 Requires a Microsoft 365 subscription to use Microsoft Teams

2 Requires a Power BI subscription for editing
3 Requires an Office 365 commercial or standalone subscription to SharePoint
4 Setting IRM permissions is only available in the Visio desktop app; however, those permissions are honored for Visio files stored online and accessed through the Visio web app
5 Requires a license for the desktop version of Office apps
6 Data connectivity to these sources requires an Office 365 subscription for Excel, Exchange, or SharePoint; Exchange and SharePoint can also be purchased as their own subscription; SQL Server and Azure Active Directory are sold separately, too
7 Requires a Power Automate subscription
8 Some features of Visio Plan 2 are only available in the Visio desktop app
9 Requires an Office 365 commercial or standalone subscription to OneDrive for Business or SharePoint
10 All editors must be using the Visio Professional desktop app and the file must be stored in OneDrive or SharePoint
 
* Subscription prices shown are per month. If you are a global or billing administrator, an annual commitment is required to purchase online. You can choose to pay monthly or annually. Within the Microsoft 365 admin center, global and billing administrators can choose either annual or monthly commitment plans. All others may purchase a monthly subscription online.