A year ago, we released for public preview one of the most significant features in Visio’s history: integration with Power BI. This integration gives users the ability to combine business and operational insights in a single dashboard for unified data perspectives. The use cases for this are nearly endless, from building IoT-connected processes in manufacturing to visualizing store inventory in retail, but until today they were only available in public preview.
That’s why we’re excited to announce that Visio Visual for Power BI is now generally available to everyone which also marks the end of Public Preview for Visio Visual. Learn how to get the visual here.
We’ve made a few changes to this feature since public preview, including:
Support for Power BI Mobile app
The ability to change the diagram link embedded earlier and to copy an embedded link to the clipboard
Configurable auto-zoom settings that can be turned on and off
We think collaboration is one of the keys to making better decisions, which is why anyone in your organization can view reports with Visio Visuals—even those without a Visio Online license. Users without a license can add Visio Visuals to their Power BI dashboard and embed a Visio file link but not edit the visual.
You’ll no doubt need some time to figure out how your company can get the most out of Visio’s integration with Power BI. That’s why we’re giving Office 365 subscribers five free trial instances of Visio Visual. These trial instances are fully editable and remain so indefinitely, even after the original creator has used their five instances. Plus, there’s nothing to install for the trial: Visio Visual trial is immediately available in Power BI to all Office 365 users. After using all trial instances, unlicensed users can still view visuals and embed file links or, to retain full editing rights, purchase a Visio Online subscription. Please note, currently we cannot provide these free trials to companies running a sovereign environment.
Editing a Visio Visual in Power BI requires a Visio Online license, either Plan 1 or Plan 2. You can visit our plan comparison to decide which option is best for you. If you’re on the fence about either plan, try them for free for 30 days (Plan 1 trial, Plan 2 trial).
Power BI integration and other recent releases were borne out of customer requests. We invite you to submit ideas for improving Visio Online and Power BI on their respective UserVoice sites (Visio Online, Visio Visual for Power BI). For questions about this and other releases, please email us at email@example.com. Lastly, keep current on Visio’s releases by following us on Facebook and Twitter and visiting our blog and Tech Community sites.