uses vector graphics to
create diagrams. It is currently available in three editions: Standard,
Professional and Premium. The current version is Microsoft Office Visio
2010 for Windows. In late 2009, Microsoft released the beta version of
Microsoft Visio 2010. Unlike the core Office 2007 applications,
Microsoft Visio 2007 does not feature the Ribbon user interface.
However, Microsoft Visio 2010 does. No version of Visio exists for the
Mac OS X or Linux operating systems, although other diagramming programs
exist for those systems. Due to proprietary Visio file format, no Mac OS
X or Linux program can read Visio files (as of October 2010).
The Standard and Professional editions both share the same interface,
but the latter has additional templates for more advanced diagrams and
layouts as well as unique functionality that makes it easy for users to
connect their diagrams to a number of data sources and display the
information graphically. Microsoft acquired Visio Corporation in 2000.