Visio app in Teams

In July 2021 the Visio Web App was made available for users with Microsoft 365 Business Basic/Standard/Premium, Office 365 E1/E3/E5/F3, Microsoft 365 F3/E3/E5, and Microsoft 365 Apps for business/enterprise licences.

Now there’s a new Visio app for Teams available for users to view, edit and create Visio files without leaving Teams. If a user is licensed with Visio Plan 1/Plan 2 then that’s the functionality available to them in the Teams app, otherwise it’s the Visio Web App (AKA Visio in Microsoft 365) functionality for those users licensed with the Office/Microsoft 365 licences listed.

Find the Teams app announcement here:, and a comparison between the functionality available in Visio in Microsoft 365 and Visio Plan 1/Plan 2 here:

Expansion of self-service purchase capability

Microsoft expand the capability for end users to purchase licences on their organisation’s tenant without going through the IT department.

From 15 September, 2020 users will be able to purchase Visio Plan 1 and Plan 2, and Project Plan 1 and Plan 3, as well as the currently available Power Apps per user, Power Automate per user and Power BI Pro products.

IT administrators can see any licences that have been purchased in this way through the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, and can turn off self-service purchase on a product by product basis using PowerShell – find instructions here:

There’s also a useful FAQ to get an overview of the processes from both the end users’ and the IT administrators’ perspective here: