As we get ready for next month’s launch of Visio® 2010, we’re ready to announce that Visio 2010 will be available in three different editions. This post explains the differences between the three editions (and also gives you a sneak peak of what our boxes will look like!)
Visio 2007 users will note the introduction of the new edition, Visio Premium 2010. Visio Premium 2010 is our highest offering. If you’re using the Visio 2010 Technical Preview or the Visio 2010 Beta right now, you’re using the “Premium” edition.
Many of the improvements and new features we’ve added to Visio 2010 are available across all editions, but Professional and Premium contain some additional functionality:
The main functionality differences between the three editions are summarized in the table below:
And too many more to list!
As usual, please comment on the blog if you have any questions about the differences between Visio 2010 editions.
Edited on 9/14/2010: Removed "Publish to Process Repository" from the "Advanced Process Management Features" row. This feature is available in all editions.
Only regret is at least one SKU of Office should have included it.
Does the RTM version have an animated splash screen like all of the rest of the Office apps? The RC didn't.
You have to wonder how big the ouchie will be on your wallet for the Premium Version
The product box is gorgeous! I love the reflective look of the logo like its sitting on a floor. Microsoft folks for branding are on a roll lately. I agree, its time you brought at least one of the SKUs (Standard preferrably) into the Professional suite. Maybe even bring back Office Ultimate and include Project and Visio Standard editions in it. Adobe gives you an all you can eat with the Master Collection.
Also why couldn't MS have included the modeling features of VEA 2003/2005 Enterprise into the Premium SKU?
Does anyone know if any of these editions can reverse-engineer a database?
Does anyone know if any of these editions can Forward-engineer a database?
I'm running a 2010 Beta 14.0.4536.1000 and I can reverse engineer. But it's the forward engineering capability I'm looking for.
I still use ms visio 2007, find it very useful for drawing complex network diagrams. I'd love to explore new visio 2010 edition as well. Thanks.
Bobbi & others,
Visio 2010 provides the same database modeling capabilities (design & reverse engineer) as Visio 2007. Forward engineering is not available.
I would love to see the database modeling forward engineering feature put back in.
Is there any version of this product that will support generating SQL code from a ER diagram? I've downloaded the premium beta version and it doesn't seems to support.
Rodrigo -- as noted by Mark above, Premium does not support generating SQL or other "forward engineering" actions. That is only available with Visio for Enterprise Architects.
Any features to provide "hot spots" in a diagram on visio? so when a mouse moves over it will show some data...and perhaps integrate that with a list in SP??? This opens up a whole world of opportunities. For starters why isn't a stright forward function to add hot spots in visio?????
So how do you get access to Visio for Enterprise Architect?
It is not listed in the Visio 2010 editions. Is there a version of Visio 2010 for Enterprise Architect? Will that be a superset of Visio 2010 Prem?
I am also wondering about the forward engineering for Enterprise Architect? Where is that available?