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What is Microsoft Visio?

Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.
Microsoft Visio is a tool in the Diagramming category of a tech stack.

Who uses Microsoft Visio?

23 companies reportedly use Microsoft Visio in their tech stacks, including doubleSlash, marcapo, and QIWI.

111 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Microsoft Visio.

Microsoft Visio Integrations

Pros of Microsoft Visio
Libraries allow the quick creation of diagrams
Decisions about Microsoft Visio

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Microsoft Visio in their tech stack.

Randall Stead
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Is anyone using Structurizr that moved from Microsoft Visio? I am looking for a better tool to move through software development tasks. Currently using a whiteboard to develop scope and needs but find we often are in a single plane of visualization and miss module interdependencies.

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Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 367.8K views

When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.

Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.

In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.

Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.

This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.

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Microsoft Visio's Features

  • Versatile templates and thousands of shapes
  • Support for industry standards
  • Built-in validation
  • Simultaneous team editing
  • In-app commenting
  • Real-time presence indicators
  • Simple, highly secure sharing
  • Simple data linking
  • Data-connected org charts

Microsoft Visio Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Microsoft Visio?
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Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models.
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Microsoft Visio's Followers
153 developers follow Microsoft Visio to keep up with related blogs and decisions.