Use the Azure diagrams template

With nine stencils and hundreds of shapes, the Azure Diagrams template in Visio gives you everything you need to create Azure diagrams for your specific needs. Design web apps, network topologies, Azure solutions, architectural diagrams, virtual machine configurations, operations, and much more.

Example: Start with the Operations Management Suite template to visualize and manage your on-premises and cloud environments from a single place.

An example of an Azure diagram template.

Get started with Azure diagrams

The Azure diagrams template can be accessed in the Visio desktop app or on Visio for the web with a Visio Plan 1 or Visio Plan 2 subscription. Only with Visio Plan 2, you can install and use the Visio desktop app. Not sure what license you have? You can check what version you have.

Note: Azure diagram templates were renamed from Cloud and Enterprise templates in the subscription versions of Visio. See the section Azure diagram templates for Visio 2019, 2016, and older versions below for more info on how to get these diagrams if you're not subscribed to Visio.

Open an Azure Diagram template

Do one of the following:

  • Desktop    Select File > New > Templates > Network > Azure Diagrams.

  • Online   Select File > New > Microsoft Azure Diagrams.

Work with sample diagrams

Use the many sample diagrams in the Azure solution architectures site to help you decide what you want to do and model your designs.

The Azure architecture solutions site

Summary of stencils and shapes

The following table summarizes the stencils with sample shapes to help you see the extensive scope of what’s available.


Sample shapes

Azure Operations Manager

Azure Operations Manager stencil shapes

Azure Cloud

Cloud stencil shapes

Azure Deprecated

Deprecated stencil shapes

Azure Drawing

Drawing stencil shapes

Azure Enterprise

Enterprise stencil shapes

Azure General Symbols

Symbols stencil shapes

Azure Intune

Intune stencil shapes

Azure OMS

Azure OMS stencil shapes

Azure Other Microsoft Products

Other stencil shapes

Azure System Center

System stencil shapes

Azure VMs by Function

VMs stencil shapes

Azure diagram templates for Visio 2019, 2016, and older versions

If you have a non-subscription or older version of Visio, there are no Azure diagram (or Cloud and Enterprise) templates available. However, you can download the stencils from the Azure portal, which enables you to create your own Azure diagrams with symbols and icons to represent your cloud system.

See also

Introduction to Azure

Microsoft Azure Documentation

Microsoft Azure Blog

Microsoft Azure Solutions

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