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.
The ISO of Visio 2010 that we have downloaded form VLSC appears to be an "all-in-one" version that includes Standard, Professional, and Premium all on the same disc.
However, Setup never asks you what version you want to install. It always just installs Visio Premium.
We not have a license for Visio 2010 Premium. How can we tell Setup to install the Professional version instead?
If there is a way to do this with the OCT, this would also be quite useful.
Installed Visio 2010 Professional and selected all metric solutions but am not getting any software development/database templates showing up. Floor plans and networks, etc are there, but nothing for anything related to software/databases. These should be in the 'Advanced Engineering' section - which is installed - but nada. :(
Have tried installing all US unit solutions too, and again they're not showing.
I installed it only to get the forward engineer database facility. Everywhere I look, they say that it's taken out of the product again. Please...! it belongs inside this product :(
Very disappointed in the lack of database forward engineering functionality - the last version of VEA is in Visio 2003 which cannot connect to SQL 2008. The diagramming tools in SQL MS are terribly limited so I have really enjoyed using the VEA feature set in the past even preferring it to many competing third party products. If there is not some progress in supporting this functionality soon, however, I will have to drop Visio all together and move to other tools which support a full spectrum of database work.
Just like Tommy we have been on SQL 2008 since Jauary of last year and have now way to use Visio in conjuction with it. I'm looking for another product! I too was using the Enterprise Architect.
oh my gosh Microsoft get with the program! Your going to lose business and customers.
Hey, surely this is wrong... where's the forward engineering for database models?
Could someone from MSFT please leave a comment explaining whether this is going to be added at a later date?
Seriously - I too was expecting the Forward Engineering functionality! I've depended on that in the past with Visio and now that it's not available, I'm going to have to find another solution! What good is the database functionality WITHOUT the forward engineering?!?
I even see the option to update the database, but it's never enabled. How frustrating is that?
I've just bought two copies of Visio 2010 Premium to help me redesign my 15 year old Access database only to discover Visio can no longer forward engineer!!! I'm completely gobsmacked! What is the point of all the database facilities if you can't make use of them? In fact, this is such a strange decision I'm wondering if I'm missing something. Hello?
Come on MS - forward engineering from within Visio was the bomb! Please BRING IT BACK!!
I've seen a post on the microsoft bug site which states that the Visio team haven't got time to add the forward engineering support for database design - strange as they seem to have plenty of time to spare for adding 'shiny' buttons!! which add nothing to the product.
The database design functionality is COMPLETLEY USELESS without the abilty to generate the database after designing it - what else do they imagine you would want to do with it....
I've had enough of Visio - its totally redundant from a software design perspective.... Uninstalling....
"Also why couldn't MS have included the modeling features of VEA 2003/2005 Enterprise into the Premium SKU?"
Seconded. Why this functionality was dropped is anyone's guess!?
Visio 2010 Premium is useless without forward engineering for ER Diagram, what a waste of a good product
I agree with Wayne, Visio 2010 Premium is useless without forward engineering for SQL Server database or without ability to generate SQL script
two questions: can this version read *.VSD files from the old Visio Technical version from Shapeware and can it output PDF format files for viewing by others?
Ok "Forward engineering is not available." I can accept (I will juste work on another product). But it could be just nice to have an explanation why??? How will i explain this to my customers???