Microsoft Visio Online

Microsoft Visio 2016 is a comprehensive tool for creating professional diagrams. Microsoft Visio Online is Visio 2016 as a subscription from the cloud through Office 365. In addition, it allows each user to install Visio on up to five PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7. It automatically installs the latest updates (both feature and security) for the duration of the subscription.

With Visio Online, Visio Server has become available as an offer from the cloud. The installation as part of a server-based infrastructure can be completely replaced by Visio Online.

Are you interested in purchasing Visio Online for your company? You can test it for 30 days free of charge or directly request a quote from us:

Professional diagrams, data linking & easy collaboration

Microsoft Visio Online Services (Source: Microsoft)

  • Business diagrams (e.g. flowchart, timeline, PivotDiagram, and organizational chart)
  • Process diagrams (e.g. cross-functional flowcharts, IDEF0, BPMN 2.0, and Microsoft SharePoint workflows)
  • IT diagrams (e.g.  ITIL, Active Directory, detailed network, and rack)
  • Software and database diagrams (e.g. database notation, website map, and UML 2.4)
  • Operations diagrams (e.g. Six Sigma, plumbing and piping plan, and value stream map)
  • Engineering diagrams (e.g. electrical, circuits, and systems with Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) compliance)
  • Maps and floor plans (e.g. HVAC, office layout, site plan, and space plan)
  • Visualize real-time data in the context of an organizational structure, IT network, manufacturing plant, or complex business processes to obtain the whole picture.
  • Visio shapes can be linked to multiple data sources including
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Excel Services
    • Active Directory
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SQL Azure
    • Microsoft SharePoint Lists and Business Connectivity Services

Create diagrams easily with Visio Pro for Office 365
Create diagrams easily with Visio Pro for Office 365 (Source: Microsoft)

Allows others to add comments to a diagram or a shape from virtually any device, whether through Visio or through a browser using Visio Services (requires SharePoint or Office 365).
Streamlines teamwork and reduces the risk of errors by allowing two or more people to work on the same diagram in a single file at the same time.
Diagrams can be shared for broader consumption through a browser, even with people who don't have Visio installed - through Visio Services in Office 365.

Get all Office 365 benefits

  • Users are up and running quickly with application streaming technology.
  • Deployments are simple as the latest patches and updates will be installed automatically. There are options to delay installations using a centralized policy to allow for compatibility testing where necessary.
  • Enables users to work from the computer of their choice. They can install Visio on multiple PCs and even temporarily install Visio on kiosk computers while they’re travelling.
  • Benefit from integration with other Office 365 services, such as presence and instant messaging (IM) integration through Microsoft Skype for Business or Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business Online.
  • Profit from Office experience innovations such as Dark Themes, Delve, Tell Me, and High DPI support to accommodate various diagram creation and collaboration needs.

Licensing Visio

Visio can be licensed as an on premise version in the Standard or Professional edition or as a equivalent cloud service.

On Premise and cloud service versions of Microsoft Visio (Source: Microsoft)

Visio add-on options (Source: Microsoft)

Feature Comparison

  Online On Premises
  Plan 1 Plan 2 Visio Standard 2016 Visio Professional 2016
Create professional and engaging diagrams

Publish to Visio Services


Share using O365


Diagram Co-Authoring


Dynamic, Data driven Shapes


High Value Stencils


Enterprise Value


Web Stencils


Data Visualizer


Import Diagrams into Visio Custom for Power BI

* *

Database Reverse Engineering


3rd Party Template Store


Generate PowerPoint presentations from Visio Diagram


Group Policy

Volume Activation


Terminal Service


Subscription Value


Click-2-Run Deployment


Version Upgrades

SA only SA only

Roaming Apps

Transition Rights to Visio Online Plan 2       Updated EA



Licensing Model

Per User Per User Per Device Per Device

License Type

Subscription Subscription Perpetual Perpetual

* Applicable for VSDX files saved on O365 hosts 

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