Microsoft Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application and is part of the Microsoft Office family and today Microsoft rolls out Microsoft Visio to Microsoft 365 members at no cost where users can create, edit, and share professional diagrams.
Previously Microsoft Visio was a standalone app where users need to purchase its plans and professional people can specialize their skills in diagrams like flowcharts.
Now, Microsoft rolling out Microsoft Visio to Microsoft 365 as a web app for all commercial license customers, plans including:
Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Microsoft 365 Apps for business, Office 365 E1, Office 365 E3, Office 365 E5, Office 365 F3, Microsoft 365 F3 (includes Office 365 F3), Microsoft 365 E3 (includes Office 365 E3), Microsoft 365 E5 (includes Office 365 E5), Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Office 365 A1, Office 365 A3, Office 365 E5, Microsoft 365 A1 (one-time, per-device license paired with free Office 365 A1 per user licenses), Microsoft 365 A3 (includes Office 365 A3), Microsoft 365 A5 (includes Office 365 A5).
Business users will be able to create, edit, and share professional diagrams using this lightweight version of the web app, which will include core Visio functionality.
While users with more specialized diagramming needs will continue to benefit from the standalone Visio Plan 1 and Visio Plan 2 subscription which is starts at $5 and $15 per month/user respectively, the web app included in the Microsoft 365 subscription is designed to be a powerful tool for basic needs.
Visio will be available in your Microsoft 365 suite in the near future. Users can sign up for Microsoft Visio in the Microsoft 365 early access program (excluding EU) if they want to try it right now. The early access program is available for a limited number of users.
Creating professional Visio diagrams
It’s simple to make a Visio diagram on Microsoft 365. Simply open Visio from Office Online, select a template or start with a blank canvas, and begin diagramming! Many common diagram templates, such as basic flowcharts and process diagrams, will be available in the Microsoft 365 web app to help you get started quickly.
With rich collaboration tools, you may co-author with your colleagues. You’ll have a collaborative diagramming experience thanks to the easy interaction with a variety of Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Teams.
Collaborating and share diagrams with others
Microsoft Visio web app in Microsoft 365 lets users can share diagrams with their friends as well as collaborate with them or others, user can also open Visio diagrams directly in Microsoft Teams and create visual ideas during meetings.
Also, users will be able to quickly create a professional diagram in Visio and easily add it as a JPEG or PNG format in Word documents or PowerPoint presentations to enhance their work.
Make diagrams from Excel data
Users can also use Visio Microsoft Excel to visualize data and get quickly report from the insights.
With core Visio capabilities available in Microsoft 365, you have a powerful tool that allows you, your colleagues, and your teams to quickly create compelling visualizations.