Visualize your organization like never before in the new Visio

The new Visio pushes the boundaries of what org charts can look like and how easy it is to create them, by providing modern shape styles, automatic photo importing and a host of other improvements. Let’s jump in and explore how you can have more flexibility than ever in creating a professional, engaging and modern organization chart with the new Visio. 


How to add reflection, glow, rotation and other effects to your Visio shapes

One of the many tools you’ll find in the new Visio to help you make your diagrams look modern and professionally designed is the addition of shape effects. If you’ve used effects like shadow or reflection in PowerPoint you’re already familiar with how effects can add visual impact to a shape. In the new Visio we have added those same shape effects to allow you to make engaging and professional…


Modern shapes in the new Visio: org chart, network, timeline, and more

Visio users tend to do one of two things after creating their diagram–share it or present it to others. Both of these scenarios require your diagram to look visually appealing. So, unsurprisingly, one piece of feedback users continually told us was that they wanted to make professional and modern looking diagrams. This week, we’ll give you an overview of the changes we’ve made to Visio templates and shapes–what we call…


New themes, variants and styles in Visio

As we started working on the new version of Visio, we heard from you that it should be super-easy and fast to create professional looking diagrams in Visio. To help achieve this goal, we redesigned our themes, and created new formatting options and effects that can be quickly accessed using themes. Each theme also comes with four unique variants, giving you more flexibility to fine-tune your diagrams. If you want…


Got feedback? Send a smile or a frown

In this post, Tucker Hatfield, a Program Manager on the Visio team, shows you how to give us feedback by sending a smile or frown. This same feature is available in all Office Preview products. Now that the Visio Preview is available, we want to hear what you have to say. You can let us know how you use Visio, what’s most useful to you, what you like, and what…


Visio’s new modern interface

The first time you open Visio you’ll see that it has a new look. The workspace is simpler, cleaner and designed to make sure your diagrams are the most noticeable and important part of the page. The changes go deeper than just the look, though, and this article will go over some of the most noteworthy improvements. If you don’t yet have the Visio Preview, you can find instructions for…


Recommended Reading

We’re wrapping up another outstanding week of the Office Preview release. We are getting a lot of great feedback, and hope to get much more. Please continue to help us by sending us your smiles and frowns, and forums feedback on Microsoft Answers, TechNet and MSDN coming. This week many teams across the division have begun blogging about their specific investments. There is a ton of great information out there…


Create professional diagrams quickly with the new Visio

When we started our planning process for this version of Visio, we made it a central goal that it would be easier, faster and more pleasant to create beautiful, professional looking diagrams. To achieve that, we made a host of improvements to the application – far too many for us to cover here. So, for this post, I’ll aim to give you an overview of all the changes we made…


The new Visio

Last week Microsoft announced that the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office is available for the public to download. At the same time, we released a preview of the new Microsoft Visio, which allows you to try out the new Visio and use all of the improvements for yourself. We’re very excited to share the new Visio with you and will use this Blog to explain new Visio features…


Announcing the new Microsoft Visio

Welcome to the new Visio Blog! Here you can learn all about the latest release of Microsoft Visio, which you can preview now! Here you’ll find answers to common questions, tips on getting the most out of Microsoft Visio, and customer success stories. As we share the latest information around Visio, you’ll hear from members of the engineering team, our amazing customers, and the Visio MVPs.