Which edition of Visio 2010 is right for you?

Compare the key features of each Microsoft Visio 2010 edition to see which one suits you and your business.
Key templates and shapes to jump-start your diagramming
Key features for intuitive navigation and easy diagramming
Dynamic, data-driven diagrams
Sharing with anyone, even those who don’t have Visio installed
Integration with other products
Customization and extensibility
Key features for intuitive navigation and easy diagramming
KEY: Included =  New or improved in Visio 2010
Features
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Align and space automatically to position everything in the diagram or a selected area properly with a single click
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Containers to group related shapes logically and visually
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Copy and Cross-functional flowchart/swim lane paste shapes exactly where you want them on the page
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Dynamic Grid to position shapes relative to one another more accurately and with minimal effort.
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Insert and delete shapes with automatic alignment and spacing
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Preview formatting changes to see how themes, alignment, and positioning will look before applying them.
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Microsoft Office Fluent user interface
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Page Auto Size to create larger diagrams with an expandable canvas that automatically resizes to adjust to your need
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Quick Shapes mini toolbar to add your most common shapes with a single click, without leaving the drawing page
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Quick Shapes stencil, which contains the shapes from each open stencil Quick Shapes area in one convenient view
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Shapes window that makes finding and selecting the shapes and stencils you want much easier
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Themes Gallery to quickly create great-looking diagrams with pre-installed themes
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Intelligent validation to find common diagramming errors or check for compliance with business rules
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Subprocesses to break complex processes in diagrams into more manageable pieces for reuse and consistency
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Dynamic, data-driven diagrams
KEY: Included =  New or improved in Visio 2010
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Automatic data linking to one or multiple data sources such as Microsoft Excel, Access, SQL, and SharePoint Foundation list
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Automatic data refresh, with the time intervals you define
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Data graphics to show real-time data right within the diagrams, using vibrant colors, icons, symbols, and data bars
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Data legend to explain the meaning of data-linked data graphics
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Sharing with anyone, even those who don’t have Visio installed
KEY: Included =  New or improved in Visio 2010
Features
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Static sharing of diagrams by saving as PDF, XPS, or a Web page.
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Real-time sharing of dynamic, data-driven diagrams via a browser, using Visio Services and SharePoint 2010 integration
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Integration with other products
KEY: Included =  New or improved in Visio 2010
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Autodesk AutoCAD capabilities
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Microsoft Office integration through data import/export and embedding Visio diagrams in other documents
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Microsoft Excel integration to create Shape Reports about the properties and data stored in shapes
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Microsoft Outlook integration, including “Import Outlook Data Wizard” to create Visio calendars
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Microsoft Project integration with Visio Gantt charts and timelines
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Microsoft Visual Studio programming support, including Microsoft .NET
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Publishing of diagrams to SharePoint Process Repository
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Database modeling diagrams with reverse engineering of any Open Database Connectivity–compliant data source
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Visual mashups with Visio Services to create dashboards using real-time data and other services in SharePoint Server 2010
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SharePoint Workflow import and export through Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010
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Customization and extensibility
KEY: IncludedNew or improved in Visio 2010
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Connectivity API
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Fluent UI API including Command Bar and Ribbon API
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Shape customization
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Structured Diagram API
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XML Web services integration
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Data-driven solution support API
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Subprocess API
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Validation
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1 You can save as a PDF or XPS file from a Microsoft Office 2010 program only after you install an add-in. For more information, see Install and use a PDF or XPS add-in.