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 DTS Service Desk. Please provide purchase information as requested, such as a cost centre/project code to charge. DTS will then contact you to confirm the cost up to the next site renewal. On acceptance of this and once the order has been processed, DTS will contact you again regarding installation of the application. Note also that Online subscribers will also have access toVisio 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 June 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.