Editions of Microsoft® Office Visio 2010 Version
The latest version of Microsoft Visio,Â Microsoft Visio 2010, comes with a whole range of new features which help you work with a diverse set of intuitive, professional diagrammatic tools, simplify the complexity and share data with others easily. Currently, Microsoft Visio 2010 comes in three editions: Microsoft VisioÂ Standard 2010, Microsoft VisioÂ Professional 2010 and Microsoft VisioÂ Premium 2010.
- Microsoft Visio Standard 2010
- Microsoft Visio Professional 2010
- Microsoft Visio Premium 2010
- Tips to install Microsoft Visio 2010 on Windows Vista
Microsoft Visio Standard 2010
If you are a normal business professional who has to create informative diagrams like flow-charts, presentations, layouts, time lines and share your ideas and diagrams with others, the Microsoft VisioÂ Standard edition is the best for you. The features are discussed here. You can create mind (brainstorming) maps, flowcharts and insert pictures to communicate your ideas. This provides features like automatic space alignment, automatic picture and page resize, quick shapes stencils that simplify your work a lot. You can share your documents with anyone by converting your document to many of the possible formats available like PDF, XPS, web-page, etc. This helps you to integrate your product with most of the Microsoft Office products through import/export. It can also be integrated with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Visual Studio Programming with ease.
Microsoft Visio Professional 2010
The professional edition has some extra features to link your data and documents to other documents and is suggested for those who are looking for better diagrammatic solutions like engineers, etc. It has all the features of the Standard edition along with some extra features. So , as mentioned you get a lot more data linking options in this edition to integrate your diagrams with data more effectively and this feature is absent in the Standard edition. It provides automatic data refresh, data legend to explain the meaning of the diagram. Here, you can build engineering diagrams like chemical, electrical and architectural diagrams like floor plans and plumbing. You also have utilities for website mapping, pivot diagrams, software and database diagrams. Here besides the normal sharing, you get an option for real-time sharing of dynamic, data-driven diagrams through any browser.
The Microsoft VisioÂ Premium edition has been designed for much more advanced use with very powerful process management features and real time sharing abilities. So, besides the features of the Microsoft VisioÂ Professional version, it also has these extra features. Here, you get Business Process Modeling Notation template, Six Sigma template and Microsoft SharePoint Workflow template with sharp and intelligent rules that help you maintain accuracy and consistency. This edition has an extra feature for intelligent validation of diagrams and for errors and breaking the process into sub processes, besides the normal features like automatic space alignment, automatic picture and page resize, quick shapes stencils that simplify your work a lot. Here besides the normal sharing, you get an option for real-time sharing of dynamic, data-driven diagrams through any browser. The integration with Microsoft SharePoint Workflow along with its template provides intelligent rules for consistency.
To install Microsoft Visio 2010 on Windows Vista, this operating system must be either Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Vista Service Pack 2. To install Microsoft Visio 2010, you need to first download it from the Microsoft website using Internet Explorer 5, Internet ExplorerÂ 6, Internet ExplorerÂ 7, or Internet ExplorerÂ 8. Click on download and save the file on your hard disk or desktop. Once the download is complete, go to the desktop and you will find the Microsoft Visio Viewer.exe program file. Double click this file to initiate the installation of the program. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Before starting the installation, make sure that you have enough space on your hard disk and close all the programs running in the background to avoid any kind of conflict.
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