New Education Category in Visio Pro for Office 365, Microsoft Visio Viewer App for iOS

Microsoft Visio Viewer App for iOS and new education category in Visio Pro for Office 365 available today.

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Visio Viewer, Microsoft's Office app for diagrams is now available for iPhone, and can be use to share the diagrams with anyone who can interact with Visio diagrams on iPhone on the go for free, or in a web browser even they don't have Visio installed on their Windows desktop.

To use the Microsoft Visio Viewer app all you need to do is sign in with your Microsoft Account or open a Visio attachment from email on any iPhone running iOS 9.0 or later.

To create or edit diagrams, though, you will need Visio Pro for Office 365 subscription, which will give you access to the full Visio experience on Windows desktop.

Other features include:

  • Visio diagrams look great on your iPhone, all along with an intuitive pan and zoom experience optimized for touch.
  • You can easily find information on the diagram through Find and reveal different visualizations of the same diagram using Layer wherever you are, in the office or on the go.
  • View Visio files from OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint — or those received as email attachments on iPhone
  • Cloud storage keeps you in sync with updated information on the go
  • Share easily as a link or an attachment
  • Explore real-world diagrams easily
  • Experience the intuitive pan and zoom, which are optimized for a small touch screen
  • Reveal different visualizations of the same diagram using Layer
  • Search text in metadata to locate shape in large diagrams
Microsoft Visio Viewer App for iPhone

Microsoft Visio Viewer App for iOS is available at the Apple App Store.

New Microsoft and third-party templates for Visio Pro for Office 365 announced today to help educators present information in highly visual and exciting ways, while helping students better engage across subjects.

Among others, Visio Pro for Office 365 is adding more than 20 education templates and sample diagrams that span core subjects, including algebra, trigonometry, chemistry, and physics. These tools bring subjects to life and boost comprehension. Additionally, also included are templates and diagrams for curriculum planning, games, sports, hobbies, and music, giving institutions a breadth of solutions for driving a well-rounded education.

Interactive learning with Visio shapes have customizable options that enable visuals to respond intelligently to changes in size and context.

Finally, it's also now possible to access third-party specialized diagramming content directly from within Visio Pro for Office 365.

Initially, access to eight templates and five sample diagrams from trusted content partners will be delivered, as well as greater interactive learning with partner solutions for OneNote.

And, companies like GeoGebra, Desmos, and Quizlet now enable ready-made content that integrates with OneNote, helping students learn through hands-on visuals in the virtual notebooks they use every day.

Visio Pro for Office 365 Adds new Education Category

Microsoft released an updated version 1.0.4.0 of the Desktop App Converter to the Windows Store.

Originally developed under the codename 'Project Centennial', and also known as Desktop Bridge, the app allows developers to easily repackage their .NET and Win32 applications as Universal Windows Platform apps listed in the Store.

  • With the store app you can now use the new entry point 'DesktopAppConverter.exe' to run the converter from anywhere in an admin cmd or PowerShell window
  • Improved Manifest schema validation
  • Improved error messaging Validation of supported minor Windows versions
  • Improved Manifest schema validation
  • Support for auto-signing the converted apps produced by the Desktop App Converter.
  • Added support for auto-detecting app dependencies on VC++ libraries and then converting them into AppX manifest dependencies.
  • Updated the manifest schema to align with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update release (10.0.14393.0).

You can download at the Windows Store.