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Lightweight Visio Web App in Microsoft 365

The rise in the adoption of the hybrid work model has forced business leaders to transform their business processes involving people, places, and processes. Diagrams are the starting point for many of these transformations. With diagrams, stakeholders can improve and visually communicate processes across their organization and drive a quicker adoption of changes.

Many enterprises familiar with the Microsoft ecosystem use Microsoft Visio to create and visualize their business processes, data and perform other tasks. While Visio has been available as a standalone application for a long time, Microsoft is introducing the core capabilities of Visio for Microsoft 365 commercial license subscribers. In this article, we will explore the nuances of the lightweight Visio web app in Microsoft 365.

What Are the Features of Visio Web App in Microsoft 365?

Visio web app in Microsoft 365 can be used by teams for creating and sharing professional diagrams to simplify decision-making. The core Visio capabilities in Microsoft 365 provide users tools to create powerful visuals that can be shared among team members at no additional costs. Here are some of the features of Visio in Microsoft 365.

  • Users can take advantage of a collaborative diagramming experience with the seamless integration of Visio with other Microsoft solutions such as Teams. This helps in brainstorming ideas as users can collaborate on Visio diagrams in the Teams interface directly.
  • Professional diagrams can be created in Visio and can then be added as JPEG or PNG files in Word documents or PowerPoint presentations for better clarity.
  • Visio web abb capabilities can be extended to Excel Online to gain meaningful insights from large volumes of data.

How to Create Professional Visio Diagrams in Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 commercial license subscribers can start diagramming in blank canvas or a template in Visio with their Office 365 credentials. The web app in Microsoft 365 offers several popular diagram templates, ranging from basic flowcharts to complex process diagrams to help get started.

It must be noted that while the lightweight version of the Visio web app offers core functionalities to enable business users to create, edit, and share professional diagrams, users requiring more specialized diagramming should opt for standalone Visio Plan 1 or Visio Plan 2.

Apps4Rent Can Help with Microsoft Cloud Solutions

The lightweight Visio web app in Microsoft 365 is an important addition to the already powerful productivity suite. While it was always possible to view and comment on Visio files in all Microsoft 365 commercial subscription plans that include Office for the web, the ability to create and edit these files natively has made it more convenient for users to visualize data-connected business process flows without purchasing the service separately.

Visio works best when it is integrated with other Microsoft cloud solutions such as Azure Active Directory, SQL Server, and Power BI. As a Tier 1 Microsoft CSP, Apps4Rent can provide appropriate licenses for taking full advantage of Microsoft products and services. Contact out Microsoft-certified cloud consulting specialists, available 22/7 via phone, chat, and email for licensing and solution implementation assistance.

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