Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio
Microsoft Visio


With Microsoft Visio on your PC or mobile device, you can organize complex ideas visually, get started with hundreds of templates, including flowcharts, timelines, floor plans, and more, add and connect shapes, text, and pictures to show relationships in your data, give diagrams a professional look with styles, effects, themes, and backgrounds, create dynamic diagrams and link to data from Excel, Access, or SharePoint, save diagrams to the cloud and share them with others through a browser, even with people who don’t have Visio installed, view drawings on mobile devices.


Microsoft Visio is available through two different subscriptions to best meet the needs of your organization. These subscriptions are:

1. Vision Plan 1

Best for users who need to create and share simple diagrams in a favorite browser. Includes 2 GB of OneDrive storage.

2. Vision Plan 2

Best for users who need to create professional business and IT diagrams that meet industry standards and can be connected to data, Includes all Visio Plan 1 benefits and more.


Microsoft Visio is available through two different subscriptions to best meet the needs of your organization. These subscriptions are:

Feature Name Visio Plan 1 Visio Plan 2
Start diagramming quickly with templates, modern UI, and the familiar Office experience in your favorite browser.
Create block diagrams, flowcharts, timelines, and Specification and Description Language (SDL) diagrams.
Share your work easily as a secure web-based link, attachment, image, or PDF, and reply to comments online.
Store and share your creations securely with the included 2 GB of free OneDrive storage— always up to date and web based.
Always up-to-date desktop apps.
Create professional diagrams with ready-made templates and 250,000 shapes in the Visio content ecosystem that meet industry standards like BPMN 2.0, UML 2.5, and IEEE.
Get started easily, customize and complete diagrams faster, and draw or annotate using pen, finger, or ink.
Bring diagrams to life with data overlay, icons, colors, and graphics to make the data easier to digest, including one-step Excel data visualization.
Integrate data-linked diagrams into Power BI dashboard to gain more business insights.
Streamline teamwork on advanced design with enhanced support for AutoCAD drawings.
Communicate one version of the truth and access diagrams from nearly anywhere in a browser or iPad® app1.
Get the Microsoft 365 experience and benefits, including installation on multiple PCs per user, roaming app support, and automatically installed updates.



Professional and collaborative

Visualize and communicate ideas from virtually anywhere, on any device, with help from Visio. Collaborate using in-app comments and securely share diagrams across your organization.

Powerful and versatile

Map an IT network, create a floor plan, document a business process, and do it all with modern shapes and templates.

Protected and secured

Get enterprise-grade security, privacy, and compliance features available through Microsoft cloud services when you use Visio.

Best for users who need to create and share simple diagrams in a favorite browser.

Includes 2 GB of OneDrive storage

Work virtually anywhere, anytime with the web version of Visio and 2 GB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage.
Start diagramming fast with an intuitive experience and simple UI.
Choose from dozens of professional templates, starter diagrams, and shapes.
Access and edit Visio files directly inside Microsoft Teams.*
Embed Visio diagrams into Power BI reports for unified perspectives.*
Store and share your work on the web and access it from almost anywhere.
Get around-the-clock support from Microsoft.
This plan does not include the Visio desktop app.
*Microsoft Teams and Power BI available separately.
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Build with versatile templates and shapes

Create block diagrams, flowcharts, timelines, specification and description language (SDL), and more.
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Work together easily

Collaborate with your team and share insights from stakeholders. Add feedback by adding and replying to comments online.
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Use OneDrive cloud storage

Store and share your ideas and diagrams securely with the included 2 GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.
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Stay up to date

Have the latest updates and features with Visio that’s always connected to the web.

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Start quickly

Start diagramming quickly with templates, modern UI, and the familiar Office for the web experience.
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Share diagrams

Easily share diagrams with anyone over the web. Create visibility into best practices and policies for better compliance and efficiency.
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Access anywhere

Work on diagrams and processes on the go, from anywhere, in a browser or iPad app.
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Enjoy around-the-clock support

Keep your organization running smoothly with constant support from Microsoft.

Be Productive Anywhere

Get work done with productivity solutions and stay connected with your employees and clients whether you’re working remotely or onsite.

Chat, calls, and meetings using Microsoft Teams

Host online meetings, make calls, chat, share files, and collaborate in real time with Microsoft Teams.

Cloud Storage

Manage your files from anywhere with 1 TB of OneDrive storage.

Office apps and services

Use, share, and collaborate on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files within Microsoft Teams.

Email and calendering

Connect with customers and coworkers using Outlook and Exchange.

Secure Your Business

Safeguard business data with a cloud platform that offers built-in security features for remote work.

Defend against cyberthreats

Protect against viruses, malware, phishing attempts, ransomware, spam, and other threats.

Keep customer data protected

Guard information from cybercriminals, unauthorized access, and accidental deletion.

Secure your device

Help keep your data safe, even when it’s accessed from employees’ personal devices.

Identity and access management

Easily set up and manage users, devices, and data so you can focus on running your business.

Teamwork and communication

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 Apps

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Host online meetings and video calls for up to 250 people with Microsoft Teams
Chat with your team from your desktop or on the go with Microsoft Teams
Bring together all your teams chats, meetings, files, and apps so you can easily connect and collaborate from one place with Microsoft Teams
Create team sites to share information, content, and files throughout your intranet using SharePoint
Web and mobile versions of Office apps
Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
Plus a web version of Outlook
Plus a web version of Outlook
Plus a web version of Outlook
Always up-to-date versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iOS and Android on up to 5 mobile devices and 5 tablets
Plus Outlook
Plus Outlook
Plus Outlook
Real-time coauthoring so multiple users can work in the same document, simultaneously
Email and calendaring
Email hosting with 50 GB mailbox
Use your own custom domain name (for example,
Business-class email on mobile devices, tablets, desktops, and the web with Exchange
Manage your calendar, share available meeting times, schedule meetings, and get reminders
Schedule meetings and respond to invitations with ease using shared calendars
Set up new user emails, restore deleted accounts, create custom scripts, and more from anywhere
File storage and sharing
1 TB of OneDrive storage for file storage and sharing
Work on a file and save it directly to OneDrive or SharePoint; your changes are updated across your synced devices
OneDrive only
Share files with external contacts by providing access or guest links
Securely share documents and send emails so only those with the right permissions can access the information
Access and sync files on PC or Mac and mobile devices
Security and compliance
This feature is partially included
Protect your email against spam, malware, and known threats with Exchange Online Protection
Meets key international, regional, and industry-specific standards and terms, with more than 1,000 security and privacy controls
Control who and when someone has access to your business information with security groups and custom permissions
Create password policies that require users to reset their passwords after a specified number of days.
Support and deployment
Around the clock phone and online support
99.9 percent uptime guarantee
Maximum number of users
Licensed for commercial use
Tools to build and manage your business
This feature is partially included
Plan schedules and daily tasks with Microsoft Teams
Make it easier for your customers to schedule and manage appointments with Microsoft Bookings
Desktop versions of Office apps for PC and Mac
Fully installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote for Windows or Mac (plus Access and Publisher for PC only)
Each user can install the Office apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs
Advanced threat protection
Help protect against sophisticated threats hidden in email attachments and links, and get cutting-edge defenses against zero-day threats, ransomware, and other advanced malware attempts with Microsoft Defender for Office 365
Remotely wipe company data from lost or stolen devices with selective wipe from Intune
Restrict the copying or saving of company information to unauthorized apps and locations with app protection for Office mobile apps
Control who has access to company information by applying restrictions like do not copy and do not forward with Information Rights Management
Apply policies that provide prebreach threat resistance in Windows 10 with Windows Defender Exploit Guard
Enforce malware protection to help keep your Windows 10 devices safe from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software with Windows Defender
Enable unlimited cloud archive and long-term preservation policies to ensure you never lose an email with Exchange Online Archiving
PC and mobile device management
Configure security features and settings on Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices running iOS or Android with an easy-to-use setup wizard
Use simplified controls to manage policies applied to Windows 10 PCs
Automatically deploy the Office apps to Windows 10 PCs
Configure your PCs to automatically install Office and Windows 10 updates
Apply security policies to protect business data on all your devices, including iOS, Android, and Windows PCs with mobile device management from Intune


Microsoft changed the name to be more reflective of the range of features and benefits in the subscription. Microsoft 365 includes everything you know in Office 365, including best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security, Office 365 business plans are now Microsoft 365 business plans. New name, same great value, same price.

Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Office 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Apps for business

System Requirements for Microsoft 365


Windows OS

1.6GHz or faster, 2-core.


Intel processor.


Windows OS

4GB RAM; 2GB RAM (32-bit).




Windows OS

4GB of available disk space.


10GB of available disk space; HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended) or APFS Updates may require additional storage over time.


Windows OS

1280 x 768 screen resolution (32-bit requires hardware acceleration for 4K and higher).


1280 x 800 screen resolution.


Windows OS

Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10 (or WDDM 1.3 or higher for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update).


No graphics requirements.

operating system

Windows OS

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016.


One of the three most recent versions of macOS. When a new major version of macOS is released, the macOS and the previous two versions.

For the best experience, use the most current build of any operating system specified above. Product functionality and feature availability may vary on older systems.


The current version of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more detail.

.net version

Windows OS: some features may require .NET 3.5 or 4.6 and higher to also be installed.


Internet functionality requires an internet connection. Fees may apply.

A touch-enabled device is required to use any multitouch functionality, but all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 10 or Windows 8.1.

Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

A Microsoft or organizational account is required for licensing and access to services.

Skype requires a standard laptop camera or USB 2.0 video camera, a microphone, and an audio output device in order to utilize its full range of calling features.

Microsoft Teams

Get more out of Microsoft Teams with these features. Video conferencing. Make meetings more personal and increase your productivity by collaborating in real time. Screen sharing. Keep everyone on the same page by sharing your screen so they can see the same content. Custom backgrounds. Together mode. read more

What is Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium (formerly Microsoft 365 Business) is a comprehensive subscription service for businesses with less than 300 employees. It integrates your favorite Office productivity apps and services, and collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams, with advanced security and device management capabilities. Watch this video for a quick overview of Microsoft 365 Business Premium. read more

Microsoft Defender For Office 365

Microsoft Defender For Office 365 Protect all of Office 365 against advanced threats like business email compromise and credential phishing. Automatically investigate and remediate attacks.

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 1:

Configuration, protection, and detection capabilities:

Safe Attachments

Safe Links

ATP for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams

Anti-phishing in Defender for Office 365 protection

Real-time detections

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 2:

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 1 capabilities — plus — Automation, investigation, remediation, and education capabilities:

Threat Trackers

Threat Explorer

Automated investigation and response

Attack Simulator

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