Microsoft announced the General availability of Visio Online – a web version of extremely popular Visio diagramming tool. Unlike other Microsoft Office online services it is not free along with Office 365 . Visio Online is available in two plans. A $5(per user per month) plan which include Visio Online and 2GB OneDrive (Business version) storage and $13 plan which adds the Visio Desktop Software with plan 1.
Microsoft listed the features that are exclusively available at the Visio Online CLoud version. It includes
- Power BI is Microsoft’s cloud-based data visualization tool that helps companies gain actionable insights from complex datasets. Today, Power BI includes a new visual—Visio diagrams—which can be linked to live data and embedded within a Power BI dashboard. The Visio and Power BI integration is currently in public preview and planned for release next year. Learn more about this new Power BI feature.
- Data Visualizer converts process map data in Excel into data-driven diagrams in Visio. Using highly visual diagrams instead of table-based numbers, you can surface new process insights that lead to creative solutions for complex problems.
- Visio Viewer for iOS allows you to view and interact with Visio diagrams on both iPad and iPhone. You can easily share diagrams through OneDrive or SharePoint and then access them on your favorite iOS device.
- PowerPoint Slide Snippets enables you select specific diagram parts, give them a title, and export them as slides in PowerPoint. In this way you can create an entire PowerPoint presentation to break down complex diagrams into individual pieces for easier comprehension.
If you want a diagramming tool in your business go for a try.