Visio Corporation existed from its founding in September 1990 until its acquisition by Microsoft on January 7, 2000. The company developed, marketed, and supported software products that enabled business and technical users around the world to easily create drawings and diagrams. Its primary products were Visio Standard, Visio Technical, and Visio Professional. This site describes the company and its employees during the 1990s. Its goal is to become the definitive source of information regarding the 10-year life of Visio Corporation.

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Thanks in advance for your help. I’ll be working on this site in my spare time and will add your submissions soon after I receive them.

Ted Johnson

Comments on Visio Corporation – 1990 to 2000

Ted Johnson9:02 AM on Saturday, October 21, 2017

Cool, Sheldon. I use my "The Graw Group" coffee cup every morning.

Sheldon Siegel10:45 PM on Friday, October 20, 2017

Hey Visio-used-to-be-folk. Guess what? I’m now working at the last slice of the old Visio culture, Trumba Corp. We still call some stuff “graw”! Send me an in mail if you want to trade some old stories ...

A proud user1:50 AM on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Visio may not be the best software for UML, BPMN, etc. But it can modelize them well enough so that I can use only one software. Good job folks !

David Parker12:45 PM on Monday, March 16, 2015

I wore so many Visio logo'd attire on my return from being a speaker at the 1997 Visio Solutions Conference, that my daughter learnt to read the word Visio before any other!

I was so proud :-)

Ted Johnson9:36 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2013

C'mon folks, leave a comment!