What's new in Visio

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There's nothing new in Version 2005 (Build 12827.20268), but check out this feature we released recently. Find your Office version

Workflows come alive with Flow

Easy automation: design your workflows in Visio and export them to Microsoft Flow.


Visio diagram converted to Microsoft Flow

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Latest updates for Visio

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See what's new for you in the August update, Version 1908 (Build 11929.20254).


Back to the scene of the crime*

Use new Evidence, Indoor, and Outdoor stencils in the Crime Scene Investigation template to recreate crime scenes in detail. Find the template under Maps and Floorplans.

*Requires a Visio Plan 2 subscription. Only available in the US.

Check out what's new for you in the July update, Version 1907 (Build 11901.20176).

Export process diagrams to Word

Automatically add diagram content, such as shapes and metadata, to a Word document. Then customize the document to create process guidelines and operation manuals.


A visio diagram being exported to different apps

See what's new in the May update, Version 1905 (Build 11629.20196).

Switch seamlessly

The new account manager shows all of your Microsoft 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier.


Conceptual screenshot of account switching feature

Double-take on data flowcharts

Gorgeous new layouts for Data Visualizer flowcharts are clean, crisp, and easy to understand. Click the Design tab for options.


Flowchart with a variety of design and layout options

See what's new in the August 2018 feature update, Version 1808 (Build 10730.20088).

Diagram with two icons

Enjoy an iconic moment in your next diagram

Pick from 26 new stencils with icons for analytics, arts, celebration, faces, sports, and more.

Process document in the center and Export to Word pane on the right

Build a Word document out of shapes

Automatically add shapes and metadata to a Word document. Then, customize the document to create process guidelines and operation manuals.


See what's new and improved in the May 2018 feature update, Version 1805 (Build 9330.2087).

Kick-start your diagrams

The Organization Chart, Brainstorming, and SDL templates have new starter diagrams to get you up and running quickly.

Brainstorming Starter diagram

See what's new and improved in the March 2018 feature update, Version 1803 (Build 9126.2116).

Visio diagram and Excel workbook with a two-headed arrow in between

Keep your Visio diagram and Excel data in sync

When you edit a Data Visualizer diagram, you can update the linked Excel data with the latest diagram content, and keep everything in sync.


First page of the Audit diagram template wizard

Data Visualizer audit template

Import content from Excel and create audit diagrams for financial transactions, inventory management, and more.


Database icon, arrow, Visio diagram representating the database

Built-in database model diagrams

The new Database Model Diagram template accurately models your database as a Visio diagram. No add-in required.


List of available shapes in the left half of the image and the selected shape in the right half

More stencils for business diagrams

Using modern shapes, compare and contrast data with a Venn diagram, or draw Cycle, Matrix, or Pyramid diagrams to help tell your story.

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