Visio (Microsoft)

Microsoft Visio Pro makes enables individuals and teams to create and share professional, versatile diagrams that simplify complex information.

It includes all of the functionality of Visio Standard as well as:

  • Updated shapes, templates, and styles
  • Enhanced support for team collaboration, including the ability for several people to work on a single diagram at the same time
  • Ability to link diagrams to data

Visio Pro also has additional stencils for:

  • Business and engineering diagrams
  • Process diagrams (including Business Process Model and Notation 2.0)
  • Maps and floor plans
  • Network diagrams
  • Software and database diagrams

Visio Pro is available for the Windows platform only. It not available for the MacOS.

    Purchase or Download

    Purchase or Download

    UMN Licenses

    Availability Cost
    Department For installation on a University-owned device Academic discount Paid for with departmental funds
    Employee For installation on an employee's personal device Not available
    Student For installation on a student's personal device Not available

    Instructions for Departments

    Small Number of Licenses

    Individual work computer licenses can be obtained through our Microsoft Select Plus agreement, currently being managed by CDW-G.

    1. Go to the UMarket site.
    2. Select the Shop Now button. 
    3. Sign in with your UMN internet ID and password.
    4. Scroll to the Electronic Components; Computer Equipment, Software & Supplies section.
    5. Select the CDW-G icon.
    6. Select the PunchOut link.
    7. On the CDW-G/U Market Ordering Site, scroll to the Software Agreements section.
    8. Select the Microsoft icon above the words Microsoft Select Plus Licensing.
    9. In the Search Within field, type "Visio" and select enter.
    10. Select your license. Your license will be perpetual, meaning your department can use the software indefinitely (as long as it is still supported or the computers running it can still run it).

    You can purchase a license with or without maintenance, called "Software Assurance (SA)." Most people will want to order one of these licenses (prices subject to change without warning):

    • Visio Standard, part D86-05989: $39.66
    • Visio Standard with 3 year Software Assurance (maintenance), part D86-01175-3: $69.19
    • Visio Pro, part D87-07659: $69.19
    • Visio Pro with 3 year Software Assurance (maintenance), part D87-01057-3: $125.48

    Licenses for All Computers in Your Unit

    Once a year Microsoft offers the option of buying a one-year license to install and use Project Pro and Visio Pro on all computers owned by a department for between $10 and $15 per FTE. 

    1. If your unit is listed below and you would like to use Visio Pro, please send a request to [email protected]  and include the name of your unit. We will send you the name of your departmental contact.
    2. If your departmental unit is not listed and you would like to participate, please have your IT Director send a request to [email protected]
    3. The below departments should have the Visio Pro and Project Pro software available to install in Software Center. If they do not, please email [email protected] with the computer name.
    Twin Cities

    Instructions for Employees and Students

    For students, staff, and faculty making a personal purchase, we recommend you purchase Microsoft Visio at academic prices through Microsoft directly or any number of resellers.


    Terms and Conditions

    General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

    More Information

    This license is perpetual, meaning licensees of this software have the right to ongoing and indefinite use of this particular licensed version of software that cannot be abridged or negated.

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