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Microsoft releases new Visio experiences for iPad and web; iPhone in coming months

Microsoft is bringing its traditionally desktop-based Visio software to new platforms. Earlier in August, Microsoft announced a Visio on iPad Insider Program and today it revealed Visio Viewer for iPad and the Visio Online Preview. The release aims to make Visio accessible to users across more devices.

The iPad app focuses on building a touch-optimized experience for mobile users. According to an Office Blog post, such features include a “Find pane” in which consumers “can pinpoint all occurrences of a shape name, text or data—eliminating the need to sift through countless shapes.” Panning and zooming motions can be used to navigate the different levels of a process model.

The Visio team continues, stating that the web preview will help "teams glean real-time information from diagrams with just a browser." It further explains how the online component can transform static data models into more dynamic and accessible dashboards.

Microsoft says that both include OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online support and that diagrams can be shared with anyone via a link.

The Visio Viewer for iPad app and the Online Preview are available to use starting today and any feedback can be sent in at Microsoft’s UserVoice site. Microsoft says that a Visio app will be coming to iPhone in the coming months. In September, it said that the app would eventually come to Android and Windows Phone as well.

Source: Microsoft Office Blog

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