Microsoft Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application for Windows. Simplify and communicate complex information with data-linked diagrams that you can create in just a few clicks. Microsoft Visio makes diagramming simple. Whether you want to quickly capture a flowchart that you brainstormed on a whiteboard, map an IT network, build an organizational chart, document a business process, or draw a floor plan, Microsoft Visio helps you work visually.
Tailored mostly for home and small business use, the Standard edition bundles templates that can be used to build simple diagrams, flowcharts, organizational charts, timelines, network diagrams and UML classes, home plans, brainstorming sketches, as well as Gantt charts, BPMN and audit diagrams, calendars, and data flow models. As you can see, the list is variate, targeting a wide array of domains, including business, IT, science, etc.
Once you make your choice, Microsoft Visio Standard provides you with the shapes you need to build the diagram. The appearance of the diagrams can be drastically improved by using built-in themes, as well as a rich set of formatting and design options.
All the options and tools are one-click away in the ribbon toolbar so you can easily manage connections between shapes, apply effects to enhance their look, and manage an object’s alignment or position.
Diagrams can include photos, charts, CAD drawings, containers and callouts, text boxes and hyperlinks, all combined to create the worksheet. Boxes are united using different connectors that mark the dependency.
More complex diagrams are easy to simplify by grouping objects, which will result in a good visual impact on the target audience.
Microsoft Visio Features
Create professional diagrams quickly
Get started with Visio easily with a select set of pre-crafted starter diagrams and contextual tips and tricks. Use smart shapes to boost productivity, and leverage new themes and effects to customize and complete professional-looking diagrams faster.
Bring diagrams to life with data linking
Connect data to the visualization of an organizational structure, IT network, manufacturing plant, or complex business processes to grasp performance in one glance. Visio shapes can be linked to multiple data sources including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excel Services, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, and Microsoft SharePoint Lists and Business Connectivity Services. Use data graphics such as icons, colors and text to simplify and enhance the visualization of complex information. Take advantage of the new one-step connectivity with Excel tables and swap data graphics to your preference with one click.
Communicate one version of truth visually
Communicate and share your flow chart, timeline, process maps, organizational structure, IT architecture, or floor plan across the enterprise through a web browser with Visio Services in Office 365 or SharePoint. As your underlying data refreshes, your diagrams are refreshed in the browser. Work together on the same diagram at the same time and easily see reviewers’ comments—in both Visio and Visio Services.
|Processor||1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, 2-core|
|Operating System||Windows 10, Windows Server 2019|
|Memory||4 GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit)|
|Hard Disk Space||4 GB available disk space|
|Display||1280 x 768 screen resolution|
|Graphics||DirectX 10 graphics card for graphics hardware acceleration|
|Additional System Requirements||Internet access
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Microsoft Visio Standard provides a great level of control over the design and appearance of the diagrams while keeping things simple.
Projects you create can be easily shared via email directly from Microsoft Visio Standard. You can also upload them to a cloud service of your choice or export them as PDF or XPS files.