Visio Professional 2021 makes it easier than ever for individuals and teams to create and share professional, versatile diagrams that simplify complex information. Visio Professional 2021 includes updated shapes, templates, and styles; enhanced support for team collaboration, including the ability for several people to work on a single diagram at the same time; and the ability to link diagrams to data instantly. Visio Professional 2021 also helps prevent information leakage by enabling Information Rights Management.
If you're upgrading to Visio Professional 2021 from Visio Professional 2019, you'll still have all the features you're used to—and you'll notice a few new ones as well!
Note: All features listed here, unless otherwise noted, are also included in Visio LTSC Professional 2021 for commercial customers.
New Azure stencils and shapes
We've added many more stencils to help you create up-to-date Azure diagrams. You can use these new stencils to build Azure diagrams for network topologies, virtual machine configurations, operations, and more.
New AWS stencils and shapes
We have enabled infrastructure shapes from another major cloud provider: Amazon Web Services (AWS). You can now use stencils with the latest AWS shapes to help you create diagrams.
Ready-made graphics for your diagrams
We’re constantly adding more rich media content to the Office Premium Creative Content collection, a curated library of stock images, icons, and more that you can add to your Visio drawings.
Content for social distancing planning in the workplace
Many workplaces need to be re-planned to follow the social distancing guidelines in force. This template, and the Workplace Social Distancing stencil, provide a number of shapes, fill patterns and line patterns, both scaled and unscaled, to help with this process.
Create wireframe diagrams for mobile apps
Bring ideas to life by using a Visio wireframe. A wireframe is a detailed visual model of an interface that is like a blueprint of functionality and content. These new mobile app templates are ideal for creating a low-fidelity, design sketch to present ideas, arriving at a team consensus, and forming the basis of a high-fidelity wireframe.
Work with a modernized Start experience and newly refreshed tabs in the ribbon.
Experience a clean, clear style with monoline iconography that communicates action and features with simple visuals in Visio.
Content for recreating and redesigning crime scene investigations
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.
Pick the perfect color
Based on your feedback, we’ve added a new input field in the Colors dialog for Hex color values. Never again will you spend time converting Hex color values into RGB values.
For any property where you can define a color, you can now enter a Hex color value in the Hex box, for example, #0F4C81 or 444.
Improved UML and ERD stencils
We've continued to make visual and functional improvements to our UML and ERD stencils in this release.
General performance and stability fixes
We continue to listen to your suggestions and feedback and we've worked on improving performance in Visio and fixing issues that you've identified.
Have a comment or suggestion about Microsoft Office? We need your feedback to help us deliver great products. In Visio, you can suggest new features, tell us what you like or what's not working by clicking File > Feedback.