Visio Products Available Through Microsoft
- By Scott Bekker
The final move in Microsoft Corp.'s acquisition of Visio Corp. came when
Microsoft announced that all Visio products and volume licensing agreements are
now available through existing Microsoft sales channels.
The Visio (www.visio.com) products will
be sold as standalone applications and will be known as Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) Visio 2000 Standard,
Technical, Professional, and Enterprise editions.
Visio's products specialize in business diagramming - charts, graphs, and schematics. Files created with Visio products can be dropped into Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word for editing.
The Microsoft Visio 2000 products are separate from, but complement, the Microsoft Office family. Initially, they will have stickers identifying them as
Microsoft Visio products, but will ship in the existing Visio packaging. Future
editions will ship in Microsoft packaging and will include Microsoft product
The acquisition of Visio was completed on January 7. The Visio division is
part of the Microsoft Business Productivity Group. - Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.