A lightweight diagramming tool is a must-have, however, many organizations may use PowerPoint , Whiteboard, or even Excel as a workaround.
We have good news. Microsoft has just announced that it is launching a lightweight version of Visio web app for Microsoft 365. At the time of publishing, the full-version of Visio is only available as a standalone product, but Microsoft will be releasing a lightweight version of Visio in July.
Microsoft has recognized a need for a diagramming tool and will be including a version of Microsoft 365 for all commercial license subscribers. Creating flowcharts or process step diagrams is simple with the limited but useful version of Visio. Microsoft 365 subscribers can use templates or work from scratch to quickly produce diagrams that can be shared using Microsoft 365 applications like Microsoft Teams.
A limited number of Microsoft 365 commercial customers will get early access to the lightweight version of the Visio web app.
The Visio web app in Microsoft 365 will be available for the following licenses: Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Microsoft 365 Apps for business, Office 365 E1, Office 365 E3, Office 365 E5, Office 365 F3, Microsoft 365 F3 (includes Office 365 F3), Microsoft 365 E3 (includes Office 365 E3), Microsoft 365 E5 (includes Office 365 E5), Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Office 365 A1, Office 365 A3, Office 365 E5, Microsoft 365 A1 (one-time, per-device license paired with free Office 365 A1 per user licenses), Microsoft 365 A3 (includes Office 365 A3), Microsoft 365 A5 (includes Office 365 A5).