Visio Pro for Office 365 Updates, Pre-release Visio Online and Visio on iPad Announced

Visio Pro for Office 365 updates—advanced design collaboration, data-linked diagrams and cross-platform coverage. Pre-release Visio Online and Visio on iPad enable cross-platform Visio diagrams.

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The pre-release of Visio Online and Visio on iPad enable cross-platform consumption of Visio diagrams.

In a post, the Visio team explained that in addition to Visio Online and iPad, Visio Pro for Office 365 is updated as well and introduces features such as one-step data linking to diagrams, advanced design and collaboration with enhanced AutoCAD support.

The data-linked diagrams become even more powerful when shared via Visio Online and Visio on iPad.

The three scenarios in today's Microsoft Mechanics demo highlight Visio's enhancements as a collaboration platform.

  • You will be able to leverage the capabilities below through the Visio Pro for Office 365 subscription. Here are the new features available today for Office 365 customers:
  • improved AutoCAD import allows architects, engineers and the operations team to work together on advanced design originating from AutoCAD 2013 files.
    Teams can also use Office 365 collaboration features and tools, such as inking and Skype for Business.
  • With one-step data linking, end users and IT professionals can quickly bring their diagrams to life. This helps make sure data-linked diagrams are always up-to-date.
  • You can also surface operational insights on top of real-world processes and plans—enabling your organization to get insights in more intuitive ways.

You can get access to the Visio Online Preview through the Office 365 First Release program. Alongwith, Insider Program of Visio on iPad, which is rolled as well.

The Insider Program is on a first-come, first-served basis, you can get started here to sign up.

In the following video, Microsoft offers a detailed tour of the latest Visio updates: