Visio Services in SharePoint Online to be Discontinued in September 2019

Applies to: Visio

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Published: June 29, 2018

Visio Services in SharePoint Online Will Be Discontinued on September 30th, 2019

Beginning September 30th, 2019, Visio Web Access (also called Visio Services) and its Web Part for SharePoint Online will no longer be available. It is recommended that customers upgrade to Visio Online - the new way to view, create and share Visio diagrams in SharePoint Online. 

After September 30th, Visio files from SharePoint Online will continue to open in Visio Online, but the user will not be able to switch to Visio Services. Additionally:

  • If you were using Visio Services Web Access for web pahge viewing, you will need to resave your .VDW files into te new file format .VSD/.VSDX
  • If you were using Visio Web Access Web Part, you will need to migrate it to Visio Online File Viewer Web Part to embed Visio documents in SPO
  • If you were using Visio Services Web Access Web Parts with JS APIs, you will need to migrate them to iFrame with new JS APIs in Visio Online to stop them from working

Microsoft recommends that customers start upgrading to Visio Online which supports richer scenarios such as find, pan/zoom, and Power BI integrated dashboards. Go here for more information about this discontinuation and migration instructions.