Microsoft Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application and is part of the Microsoft Office family. The product was first introduced in 1992, made by the Shapeware Corporation. Microsoft Visio was acquired by Microsoft in 2000.
Microsoft Visio for Windows available in two editions: Microsoft Visio Standard and Microsoft Visio Professional. The Visio Standard and Visio Professional editions share the same interface, but the Microsoft Visio Professional edition has additional templates for more advanced diagrams and layouts, as well as capabilities intended to make it easy for users to connect their diagrams to data sources and to display their data graphically. The Visio Professional edition features three additional diagram types, as well as intelligent rules, validation, and subprocess (diagram breakdown).