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Latest updates for Visio

See what's new for Insiders in the January release, Version 1901 (Build 11231.20080), then tell us what you think. We love your early feedback so keep it coming! Find your Office version

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Azure stencils built right in

Design a cloud app or plan an architecture using dozens of Azure stencils.


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

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Enjoy an iconic moment in your next diagram

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

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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).

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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.


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Data Visualizer audit template

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


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Built-in database model diagrams

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


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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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