Microsoft Visio is a vector graphics software application that comes bundled in with the Microsoft Office software suite, which also includes the word processor Microsoft Word, the presentation software Microsoft PowerPoint and the spreadsheet application Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Visio is a diagramming software application that can be used to create and design diagrams, graphs and other graphics. The software was first created and released by the Shareware Corporation and was bought by Microsoft in the year 2000.
Microsoft Visio was first released in 1992 as a standalone product. Visio has had many releases over the years and is now part the Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Visio contains a number of native file formats, including VSD, VSS, VST, VDX, VSW and many more. Microsoft Visio comes in three different editions, the Standard, the Premium and the Professional editions, which contains different features, different capabilities and come with varying price tags.
Microsoft Visio is a trialware product, which means it can be downloaded and used for free, but with limitations of the features of the application.