Add Visio online as an add-on to Office 365 Home
Add Visio Pro for Office 365 and Visio Online as an add-on to Office 365 Home subscriptions.
Steven Petrillo commented
I would love to see this added to the Home subscription!
C. Yusuf Mumtaz commented
Any update on this?
As far as I remember, back in the early 2000's Visio was included with Office, it added value when paying for office. I hope that the "new culture" in Microsoft, will see to reverse the dinosaur thinking that decided it was good idea to try and make a cash cow out of Visio.
Include it again as is done with outlook, and make office a compelling product with a real USP.
Less and less millions don't need office as the Mac market grows, give those of us who still need to use MS office a neat tool that we would never pay the extra for on top of our already high fees.
Ryan M commented
If this post https://visio.uservoice.com/forums/229400-visio-on-desktop/suggestions/17312776 wasn't already up I would have posted it myself, word for word. I find it very surprising that this amazing product (Visio Pro) isn't even included in the highest/most expensive enterprise bundles. When I worked for a government agency, getting Visio Pro for our office staff was a huge process. We had to get it approved by assistant director over the division because of the effect on the budget. We had to justify it's need for each end user. It's such an amazing product that can make life a lot easier, and sometimes we got the okay, and sometimes we got a no from the AD (sometimes it didn't even make it all the way to the AD).
As a personal home end user, when you go to look for it at office365.com, it's hard to find, unless you know where to search for it. It's not even on the main office.com pages. Also, you can't get it as an end user. You have to have a business of sorts. You have to set up a domain, DNS entries for verification and other purposes, etc. Does the average person know how to do that or even what that is all about, no, but if they are delving into VIsio Pro I suppose they can at least get someone involved who does, but still, they shouldn't have to. They should be able to purchase it with their own personal Microsoft account, as in outlook.com, hotmail.com, msn.com, and not yourname.com or businessname.com. And as stated above, the cost of Visio shouldn't be more than some of the most premium packages alone. Sometimes I will get Visio Pro to work on a project and then drop it because it's not worth the constant payment. Then I will pick it up again. But Visio Online can't edit Visio Pro files, which turns it into a Visio VIewer, which we already have one of those for free. Visio Online really isn't any good or of any worth. You really need to bundle Visio Pro in ProPlus and E3 and Higher Office 365 bundles.
C. Yusuf Mumtaz commented
This would allow you to compete with the Draw application in Google apps.
Matthew Walters commented
As per the comments below, not being able to add Visio to Office 365 Home is quite frustrating. It looks to be the ideal product for what I want, but Microsoft won't even sell it to me without a Enterprise account that I have no use for.
Nigel Mayo commented
We're on Office 365 E3. As far as I'm concerned Visio Standard should be available to businesses too - The Pro version is just too expensive!
Considering it's still a very similar program to that which started with Shapeware at £19.99.
So yes, please consider making both versions available for users on Office 365, both business and Home.
Mark Orlassino commented
Consider opening Visio online free to Microsoft OneDrive users. That is, the free account that you can get with Windows/Microsoft account (like is done presently with other Web/Online versions of the Office tools; OneNote, Word, Excel, etc.) or at least Office365 Home subscription users. Google has free diagraming and drawing tool as part of Google docs online and Microsoft needs consumer/students mindshare. If you open it up, consumer pull through will spill into the enterprise.
Michael Pellicci commented
I would like to add Visio online to my Office 365 Home subscription, but it appears it can only be added to an Office 365 Business subscription?
After all the years I've been using Visio it appears I will have to look for a different diagramming tool. Too bad ... hope you change this.
Thank you folks for the feedback. Please continue voting for the features you would like to see in Visio Online.