Microsoft Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics tool which can be used to produce a range of diagrams, such as flow charts, process model diagrams, floorplans etc…
What is available?
IT has standardised on the following option: Visio Professional for Office 365 subscription – this extends the standard Office 365 subscription given to all staff to include Visio Professional. At the moment the main benefit is access to the Visio Professional application itself, which can also be used on multiple PCs per user. As a subscription, there is a smaller up-front payment and it has Software Assurance built in, meaning you always get access to the latest version.
Visio Professional for Office 365 costs approx. £19 including VAT per year, pro-rata per month to July 31st. All costs will be confirmed at time of ordering (see below).
How do I get it?
Please raise a request via our IT Service Desk (currently not via Self Service) stating which edition you want, either Standard or Professional. If you want some other variant of this (such as Standard with Software Assurance) then flag this in your request. IT will reply to you with a quotation for your chosen option and request a cost centre/project code to charge. On acceptance of this and once the order has been processed, IT will contact you regarding installation of the application. Note also that Online subscribers will also have access to Project Professional in their Office Portal. This can be installed on up to 5 personal devices and can be used at home under the terms of Office 365.
Around the end of July each year, IT will contact subscribers and ask if they want to renew their subscriptions. This will be for the full 12 months to the end of the following July.