Microsoft Visio 2019

Microsoft Visio 2019 – The one-stop diagramming solution to simplify and communicate complex information.

Turn complex ideas into clear visuals

Microsoft Visio 2019 Easily create versatile diagrams, organisation charts, maps, workflows and home or office plans using a rich set of shapes and templates. Add comments and share diagrams easily with anyone across your organisation.

Visio Standard 2019

Easily create versatile diagrams using a rich set of new and updated shapes and stencils.

  • Create professional diagrams easily with ready-made templates and shapes
  • Get started quickly with a familiar Office-like experience
  • Use your finger or pen to draw and make notes more naturally on touch-enabled devices
  • Create database visualizations using the built-in database model diagrams
  • Collaborate with others by adding and replying to comments directly within Visio
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Visio Professional 2019

Work as a team to easily create and share data-linked diagrams that simplify complex information.

  • Create professional diagrams easily with ready-made templates and shapes
  • Build and validate diagrams that support industry standards, including BPMN 2.0 and UML 2.5
  • Use your finger or pen to draw and annotate more naturally on a touch-enabled device
  • Create database visualizations using the built-in database model diagrams
  • Collaborate with others by adding and replying to comments within Visio
  • Link diagrams to live data from internal and external sources
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Visio Plan 1 / Plan 2

Take advantage of all features in Visio Professional 2019 as an always-up-to-date subscription from Office 365.

Visio Plan 1

  • 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.

Visio Plan 2 has the following extra features

  • 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® app.1
  • Get the Microsoft 365 experience and benefits, including installation on multiple PCs per user, roaming app support, and automatically installed updates.

Microsoft Visio 2019 FAQ

Visio Professional 2013, Visio Standard 2013 and Visio Plans 1 and 2 introduce a new XML-based file format that earlier versions of Visio may be unable to open. Visio Professional 2016 and Visio Standard 2016 keep the XML-based file format. You can save files that were created in the new Visio in the Visio 2003–2010 Drawing (VSD) format, which earlier versions of Visio can open. To do this, on the File menu, choose Save As. Once a location has been selected, change the Save as type to Visio 2003–2010 Drawing.


When you open a file created with an earlier version of Visio in the new Visio, some features will be disabled for compatibility. Converting the file to the new Visio file format will enable all features. To convert a Visio 2003–2010 drawing to the new file format, on the File menu, click Info and then click Convert.


Microsoft Visio Plan 2, available as a subscription, includes the same capabilities as Visio Professional 2016. In addition, such cloud-only features as Data Visualiser, Database Reverse Engineering, Improved Support for the AutoCAD drawings have been recently introduced. Plan 2 also 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. Visio Plan 1 with 2 GB OneDrive storage is also included.


Visio Plan 1 is best for addressing basic diagramming needs allowing a user to create and share simple diagrams in a favourite browser. Visio Plan 2 is the industry-leading diagramming and visualisation solution, offering ready-made professional templates and 250,000 shapes meeting industry standards, including BPMN 2.0, UML 2.5 and IEEE, the ability to overlay data on top of diagrams and all the functionality of Visio Plan 1, including 2 GB of OneDrive diagram storage.


For information on how to license Visio, please visit our licensing page.


Both Visio subscription plans are offered as a monthly or annual subscription. See details for plans and pricing. Both plans can be added to Office 365 tenant and account.


To ask questions or provide feedback, please connect with us on the Visio forums, including the Visio Answers forum or the Visio MSDN forum.