Unable to find/download latest version of Visio Viewer...

David Jones 101 Reputation points
2022-01-18T04:02:18.687+00:00

Go to Microsoft's official Web page for Microsoft Visio Viewer, here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/visio/free-visio-viewer

It says - "See any Visio diagram for free. View, explore, and comment on Visio diagrams, even if you don’t have a Visio license." but there is only a link to compare Visio plans on Microsoft 365. Nothing for how we are supposed to get hold of Visio Viewer itself!?

I understand that Microsoft would want to encourage and guide people towards their paid offerings but to simply not provide a link, to download the product that this page is supposed to be about, beggars belief. Is this arrogance, negligence or incompetence?

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Visio Management
Visio Management
Visio: A family of Microsoft products used to create diagrams and vector graphics.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 21,391 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-01-18T07:41:02.673+00:00

    Hi @David Jones ,
    You can download the Visio 2016 Viewer from this link:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51188
    Hope the information is helpful.


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  2. David Jones 101 Reputation points
    2022-01-27T02:51:23.467+00:00

    Seems to be a failure in the Feedback sites search function.

    If I go to the feedback site and use "Visio" as the search term I am shown a bunch of posts that are clearly about Visio and all state "Posted in Visio". However, after sorting by "Newest" the most recent post in this listing is from a month ago. However, if I then click on the blue, underlined "Visio" in "Posted in Visio" and also sort by Newest, the most recent post is from one day ago and I can see my post from six days ago.

    Just another example of how Microsoft have become a leading light in worse than mediocre software and product development. Missing basic stuff and building stuff badly.