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New Axon Corp. Seeks Graphic Answer

Three leading Seattle graphics software programmers with connections to Aldus and Atex publishing companies have formed a new company aimed at “mainstreaming” graphics use on personal computers.

Start-Up Software Firm Gets A Boost

Axon Corp., a Seattle start-up company developing a mainstream business graphics program for use with spreadsheets and text programs on personal computers, has received $3.5 million in a second injection of venture funding.

Drawing Software To Be Released

Where Flight Simulator and PageMaker put cockpits and newspaper layouts on a computer screen, a well-financed Seattle start-up company is putting the familiar office and classroom "white board" on computers in hopes of bringing computerized drawing capabilities to the masses.

As Simple as Drag, Drop and Draw

THE phrase "drag and drop" is increasingly popular these days. Although the term may aptly describe the way your children manipulate objects, it also applies to a software technique for moving objects on the computer screen, using a mouse or trackball.

Upcoming Upgrades Mean Happy Holidays For The Techno-Hungry

First it's back to school. Then it's the holidays. Then it's year-end inventory clearance.

Virtual Home

OVER THE PAST TWO months, I have completed an attic studio, created a new home office, built a two-room vacation cabin and even drafted plans for the first floor of a house. My industriousness might raise eyebrows, considering that I can't draw and don't have an architecture degree. But the big catch is that none of the projects are real -- well, they're virtually real. They are the fruits of a foray into the world of CAD (short for Computer-Aided Design, though to me it sometimes stood for Crazy, Absurd Data). In the process, I have often felt like Alice falling down the tunnel to Wonderland, except that I haven't been following a rabbit, but a mouse.

Shapeware Ships Visio Home 3.0

New Product Provides Drag and Drop Drawing for Everyone at Home

SEATTLE, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation today announced the shipment of Visio Home™ 3.0, its new drag and drop drawing program for the home consumer market. Designed specifically for home computer users, Visio Home 3.0 enables everyone in the family to easily create useful drawings and diagrams for home, school, hobbies, sports and personal creativity.

New Visio Express 3.0 Offered in Promotion with Lotus Smartsuite

Lotus Promotion Gives New Smartsuite Users Business Drawing and Diagramming Designed Specifically for Use with Smartsuite Applications

SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation today announced that Lotus Development Corporation is currently supporting several promotions that offer a free copy of Visio Express™ 3.0 for Lotus SmartSuite® to purchasers of Lotus SmartSuite.

New Visio Express 3.0 Offered in Promotions with Microsoft Office

Microsoft Designs Special Promotions to Give Office Users Drag and Drop Drawing Right Where They Need It — Within Word, Excel and Powerpoint

SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation today announced that Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) is currently supporting several promotions worldwide that offer a free copy of Visio Express™ 3.0 to purchasers of Microsoft® Office.

Shapeware Announces Visio Technical 3.0 for Emerging Technical Drawing Market

Easy-to-Use Windows Program Provides Technical Drawing Capabilities for Non-CAD Users

SEATTLE, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation, the leading business graphics software developer, today announced Visio® Technical 3.0, a drag and drop drawing package giving technical professionals who are not full-time computer-aided design (CAD) users access to CAD drawings, as well as the ability to create and develop their own technical drawings. With drag and drop ease, AutoCAD® drawing (DWG) file conversion and Shapeware's SmartShape® technology, computer users from the job site to the boardroom can create, review and modify scalable drawings of real-world objects, engineering schematics, networking diagrams, construction plans, technical documentation and much more.

CADD Consortium Begins Port to Visio Technical

New Graphics Engine Provides Interoperability Across Drawing Applications

FRANKTOWN, Colo., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Moving quickly, the CADD (Computer Aided Drawing/Design) consortium Team Asia/Americas Solutions® (TAS) is porting selected members' software onto Visio® Technical 3.0, the latest product from Shapeware Corporation, Seattle, WA.

Visio Achieves 99 Percent Satisfaction Rating from Users

Research Study Reveals Customers Find Great Value in Visio 3.0

SEATTLE, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corp. today announced that Visio® 3.0, Shapeware's best-selling drawing and diagramming software program, has attained a 99 percent satisfaction rating from its customers. This rating is based on results from a recent Market Trends study conducted to assist Shapeware in better understanding its customers' needs.

Shapeware Offers Visio 3.0 and Visio Technical 3.0 to Education Market

Special Pricing Available to Students, Faculty and Administrators

SEATTLE, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corp. today announced two new educational versions of Visio®, its best-selling drag and drop drawing application. Academic Visio 3.0 and Academic Visio Technical 3.0 are fully functional programs that will provide students, faculty and administrators with the ability to create drawings and diagrams without having to learn the complicated tools used by graphics specialists, designers and engineers. Both products will be offered to educational users at a special academic price that is discounted approximately 50 percent off of the products' suggested retail prices (SRPs).

Visio Home 3.0 Available on CD-ROM

Shapeware Listens to Customer Requests for the Essential Home Tool

SEATTLE, March 13 /PRNewswire/ — Award-winning Visio® Home 3.0 drawing and diagramming software is now available on CD-ROM. Shapeware Corp. announced its commitment to providing this essential home tool to the expanding number of home-computer users with CD-ROM drives. Visio Home is an easy-to-use, drag and drop drawing program that allows everyone in the household to create a variety of useful diagrams on the home PC, including calendars, family trees, greeting cards, home and landscape plans, and more.

Visio Home Now Bundled with Acer Consumer PCs

Drag & Drop Drawing Program Added to List of Essential Home Tools

SEATTLE, March 27 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation today announced an OEM agreement with Acer America Corporation, one of the nation's top ten personal computer manufacturers. Award-winning Visio® Home 3.0 drawing and diagramming software is now included with the AcerAcros™ line of home and small business PCs. Visio Home is an easy-to-use, drag and drop drawing program that allows everyone in the household to create a variety of useful graphics on the home PC, including calendars, family trees, greeting cards, home and landscape plans, and more.

Shapeware Announces Name Change to Visio Corporation

Successful Windows-Based Program Drives New Corporate Brand Strategy

SEATTLE, May 1 /PRNewswire/ — In a move inspired by the success of the company's flagship computer software application, titled Visio®, Shapeware Corp. today announced that it is changing its name to Visio Corp. The company's investment in the name change will support a single brand identity that leverages substantial corporate gains realized since the launch in November 1992 of Visio 1.0, a product that pioneered a category of drawing and diagramming software designed specifically for mainstream computer users. The decision will influence all aspects of the company's business operation and advance a higher level of brand and corporate awareness among an estimated 70 million users of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system worldwide.

Visio Corp. Releases Japanese Version of Visio

Meeting Business Diagramming Needs in the Growing Japanese Software Market

SEATTLE, May 31 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced its expansion into the Japanese market with the introduction of Visio® 3.0J, a Kanji version of the company's flagship business diagramming product for the Microsoft® Windows® 3.1 operating system. Visio's entrance into the Japanese market mirrors the company's global strategy to extend usage of its product worldwide and become the essential business diagramming tool on an estimated 70 million Windows desktops.

Johnson Controls Adopts Visio Technical as Cost-Effective Alternative to CAD

Replaces CAD Software with Windows-Based Technical Drawing Program

SEATTLE, June 6 /PRNewswire/ — In a move intended to produce savings of 20 percent to 40 percent in engineering costs and time, Johnson Controls Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisc., today announced it has replaced its CAD software with Visio Corp.'s Visio® Technical 3.0 in the company's North American system and services operation, according to Visio Corp.

Visio Addresses Industry Transition from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95

Company Will Ship 32-Bit and 16-Bit Formats in One Box

SEATTLE, June 19 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to users' widespread indecision about when to migrate to the Microsoft® Windows® 95 operating system, Visio Corp. today announced plans to release the next versions of Visio® and Visio Technical® with the 32-bit format for Windows 95 and the 16-bit format for Windows® 3.1 in one box. The next versions of the industry-leading drawing and diagramming software programs will ship simultaneously with Microsoft Corp.'s (Nasdaq: MSFT) release of Windows 95, scheduled for August.

Visio Featured with Microsoft Office for Windows 95

Next Version of Visio's Flagship Product Will Include Full Support for Office's New Binder Feature

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. last night unveiled its support of Binder, a key feature of Microsoft® Office for Windows® 95, during Microsoft Corp.'s first in-depth public preview of Office. At the preview event at PC Expo in New York, the next version of Visio®, supporting Windows 95, was demonstrated as a key application for Microsoft Office 95.

Visio Corp. Announces Visio 4.0 and Visio Technical 4.0 for Windows 95

New Versions for Enterprisewide Drawing and Diagramming Solutions

SEATTLE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 31, 1995 — Visio Corp. today announced Visio® 4.0 and Visio Technical 4.0, the next versions of its Microsoft® Windows®-based software programs, designed to set new standards in creating and exchanging business diagrams and technical drawings within corporate enterprises. Unrivaled consistency with Windows® 95 and other Windows-based programs, such as Microsoft Office for Windows 95, makes both Visio 4.0 and Visio Technical 4.0 highly usable, core desktop applications.

Visio Designs 5-for-95 Product Bundle to Benefit Users of Windows 95

Partnership with Industry Leaders Provides Users with Essential Windows 95-Based Products

SEATTLE, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced 5-for- 95™, a unique multibrand product bundle including four essential applications for Microsoft® Windows® 95 users and a highly useful book focusing on critical information about Windows 95. This high-value bundle, containing approximately $450 worth of category-leading products, will be available for an estimated street price of $195.

National TechTeam Announces Agreement with Visio Corporation to Provide Software Support

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ — National TechTeam, Inc. (Nasdaq-NNM: TEAM), today announced the signing of a contract to provide technical support of the Visio product line. TechTeam will establish a regional computer support center in the Seattle, Washington area to service Visio Corporation and other major accounts.

Visio Rides Windows Wave

Seattle-Based Software Maker Comfortable In Microsoft's Shadow

Here's a switch: A software company that willingly shares its technology with Microsoft and helps the Redmond company improve and promote its own products. At a time when Microsoft competitors are complaining more stridently than ever about its dominance, Seattle-based Visio, a maker of software used for diagramming and drawing, is comfortable in the Microsoft shadow.

Visio Corp. Announces Online Services on the Microsoft Network

Current and Potential Visio Customers Gain Access to Unique Information and Services

SEATTLE, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced the availability of its services on MSN™, The Microsoft Network online service offered as a fee-based option of Windows® 95. Visio's MSN site provides subscribers with access to a wide range of information about Visio's leading Windows-based business diagramming and technical drawing products and company services, as well as the ability to interact in real time with Visio staff and other subscribers.

Visio Corp. Announces Filing of Form S-1 Registration Statement

SEATTLE, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation today announced that it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the initial public offering of up to 1,650,000 shares of its common stock. Of this total, 1,400,000 shares are being offered by the company and 250,000 are being offered by certain selling shareholders. It is currently estimated that the initial public offering price will be between $17 and $20 per share. A registration statement relating to the common stock has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective.

Visio Corp. Plans Stock Offering

Visio Corp., a drawing and diagramming software maker which early on tied its fortunes to the success of Microsoft's Windows platform, plans to go public.

Visio Corp. Announces Filing of Amendment to Form S-1 Registration Statement

SEATTLE, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation announced today that it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 24 an amendment to a registration statement on Form S-1 originally filed on September 15, 1995, relating to the initial public offering of up to 2,470,000 shares of its common stock, which takes into account the effect of a 3-for-2 stock split effective October 17, 1995. Of the total shares offered, 2,100,000 shares are being offered by the company and 370,000 are being offered by certain selling shareholders. It is currently estimated that the initial public offering price will be between $11 and $13 per share, after taking into account the effect of the 3-for-2 stock split. A registration statement relating to the common stock has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective.

Visio Corp. Announces New Visio Shapes for Network Equipment

Manufacturer-Specific Smartshapes Expand Visio's Network-Diagramming Capabilities

SEATTLE, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced Visio Shapes™ for Network Equipment, the latest release in its growing library of aftermarket Visio-based products. Visio's Network Equipment Shapes includes vendor-specific symbols representing products from leading network-equipment manufacturers, complementing the network-diagram stencils already packaged with Visio® 4.0 and Visio Technical 4.0.

Visio Corporation Announces Initial Public Stock Offering Priced at $16 Per Share

SEATTLE, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today the public offering of 2,470,000 shares of Common Stock at $16 per share. 2,100,000 of the shares are being sold by the Company and 370,000 shares are being sold by certain selling shareholders. The stock began trading today on the Nasdaq National Market under the trading symbol VSIO. The lead underwriter for the offering is Alex Brown & Sons Incorporated and the co-managing underwriter is Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase 370,500 additional shares of Common Stock to cover over-allotments.

Visio Stock Soars; Sudden Success Perplexes Some

The seething demand for new stocks slammed into the Puget Sound region yesterday with an amazing reception for Visio Corp. shares.

Visio Celebrates Five Years of Success

Anniversary Marks Significant Milestone for Leading Developer of Drawing and Diagramming Software

SEATTLE, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Founded as Axon Corp. five years ago this fall, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announces its fifth anniversary as a leading developer of drawing and diagramming software for the mainstream business user. In this short amount of time, Visio has pioneered a category, consistently implemented the latest technologies for Microsoft® Windows®, penetrated international markets, and is on track to fulfill its mission as a single standard for creating, storing and exchanging drawings and diagrams in business.

MathSoft Delivers Powerful Technical Drawing Tools with Visio Express for Mathcad

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jan. 23, 1996 — MathSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:MATH), the industry leader in technical applications software today announced an agreement to bundle a special version of Visio Corporation's Visio Express software with Mathcad 6.0 PLUS and Mathcad 6.0 Standard Edition. The combination gives Mathcad 6.0 users instant access to Visio's acclaimed drawing and diagramming tools to integrate technical illustrations in Mathcad documents along with calculations, text and graphs.

Hitachi Software Introduces SmartView, Compatible with Visio Product Line

Becomes First Third-Party Imaging Package Based on Visio® Graphics Platform

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Image and Information Systems Division, today announced the development of SmartView™. SmartView, a complementary add-on software package for the Visio and Visio Technical programs, represents the first third-party image viewing solution developed for the Visio product line.

Visio Announces SAP R/3 Process Model Solution Based on the Visio Platform

R/3 Process Models Now Accessible to Customers Evaluating or Implementing SAP Software

SEATTLE, March 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced a letter of intent with SAP AG to develop a Visio® solution designed to provide corporations with easy and pervasive access to SAP® R/3 process models through the intuitive Visio interface. The R/3 Process Model Solution will benefit customers involved in SAP implementations, those contemplating implementation of an SAP software solution, as well as those interested in gaining SAP expertise and applying it to their companies' process engineering efforts. R/3, SAP's market-leading client-server product, allows the integration of data across departments and consistent control of business processes throughout corporations.

Visio Corp. Teams with Fleet & Partners and Leading Benchmarking Expert to Offer New Benchmarking Software Solution Suite

Visio Graphics Technology Chosen as a Standard in the Business-Process Market

SEATTLE, March 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the bundle of its popular business diagramming program, Visio® 4.0, with leading benchmark expert Dr. Robert C. Camp's Business Process Benchmarking software and Fleet & Partners' powerful process-analysis software, BenchMarker Plus. Visio 4.0 will complement Camp's new software by providing graphics capabilities that allow users to diagram their existing processes as well as graphically represent best-practice processes for implementing benchmarking findings.

HP Adopts Visio as an Enterprisewide Desktop Application

Worldwide Implementation Illustrates Visio's Value as a Standard Graphics Solution

SEATTLE, April 1 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HWP) today announced the conclusion of a corporate licensing agreement for worldwide acquisition of Visio® drawing and diagramming software for internal use at HP. Visio has been included as a desktop application within HP's PC Common Operating Environment — the common set of tools delivered to every PC throughout the corporation.

Visio Corporation Announces the Acquisition of Technology and Assets of Arcland, Inc

SEATTLE, April 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Arcland Inc., a privately held developer of FlowModel, a Windows® flowcharting and process diagramming product, located in Malvern, PA.

Visio Announces Agreements with SAP AG

Advances Relationship to Explore Visio's Capabilities as an Integrated Graphical Tool for the R/3 System

SEATTLE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ — Visio today announced the signing of two agreements with SAP AG, including a joint development agreement and a licensing agreement. The joint development agreement formalizes both companies' plans to research how Visio® technology can be used as a graphical tool to display process models in the SAP® R/3™ system. The licensing agreement is for the development of a Visio-hosted process model visualization tool scheduled for release in the June quarter. This Visio-based solution is designed to benefit customers involved in SAP implementations, those contemplating implementation of an SAP software solution, and those interested in gaining SAP expertise and applying it to their company's process-engineering efforts. The R/3 system, SAP AG's market-leading client-server business application suite, provides an enterprisewide computing infrastructure by allowing the integration of data across departments and enabling consistent control of business processes throughout corporations.

Visio Corporation Announces Second Quarter 1996 Results

SEATTLE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 1996. Revenues for the quarter were $14.5 million, an 88 percent increase over second quarter fiscal 1995 revenues of $7.7 million. Net income was $2.3 million and earnings per share were $0.16, compared to net income of $.4 million and earnings per share of $0.03 for the second quarter of fiscal 1995, an increase of 475 percent and 433 percent, respectively. The Company achieved an operating margin of 21 percent, compared to 6 percent for the same period last year.

Visio Business Partner Program Announced to Support Enterprise Adoption of Visio

Program Gives ISVs, VARs and Solution Builders a Strategic Advantage in Delivering Business Solutions Based on Visio Platform

SEATTLE, April 22 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the formation of the Visio® Business Partner program, designed as an information and support network that helps independent software vendors (ISVs), consultants, systems integrators, value-added resellers and corporate developers deliver superior business solutions that complement or utilize Visio graphics technology. This program will benefit corporations by providing extended support to facilitate the implementation of Visio solutions, as well as by fostering the development of third-party applications for markets that Visio has not yet addressed.

Visio Announces Visio Solutions Library as Resource for Custom Solutions

Content-Oriented Library, Available Online and in Packaged Form, Features Wide Range of Solutions Based on Visio Platform

SEATTLE, April 22 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the details of its Visio Solutions Library™ product line, including SmartShapes® solutions, add-ons and content. The collection will include products developed by Visio and Visio Business Partners representing third parties with market expertise in core industries. The product line will extend the application of Visio® technology and demonstrate Visio solutions in the enterprise and among markets such as information systems, business-process management, architecture, manufacturing, engineering, insurance and law. Accessible for preview via Visio's World Wide Web home page at http://www.visio.com/ and available from resellers via the Internet as well as traditional retail channels, the Visio Solutions Library product line will complement Visio's existing products by providing users the tools to accomplish specific business tasks and optimize enterprise standardization on Visio. The Visio Solutions Library product line will be available at the end of the second quarter of 1996.

Visio Teams with Microsoft Japan to Offer Special Microsoft Office Bundle

Promotion Bundles Visio's Powerful Business Diagramming Tool with Leading Office Suite

SEATTLE, April 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced a special product bundle of Visio Express™ 4.0, a scaled-down version of Visio's flagship business diagramming software program, with the Kanji version of Microsoft® Office Professional for the Windows® 95 operating system. The bundle is available for a limited time primarily through retail channels throughout Japan.

Visio Announces Latest Version of Visio Technical

Continues to Provide Essential Windows-Based Drawing Solutions for Technical Professionals, Developers and ISVs

CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today at Windows® World announced Visio® Technical 4.1, the newest version of the fastest-growing technical drawing product on the market. The latest release of Visio Technical, which will be available June 17, will offer users enhanced functionality in the areas of database connectivity, customizability, and new and smarter drawing tools and content.

Visio Solutions Library Makes Online Debut; CyberSource Announced as First Electronic Distribution Partner

Addition of Electronic Distribution Channel Broadens Accessibility to Visio Solutions, Add-Ons

CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of its Visio Solutions Library™, featured on Visio's Web site at http://www.visio.com/, in addition to announcing an agreement with CyberSource Corp. to resell Visio-created add-on products and solutions electronically in North America. The Visio Solutions Library, comprising Visio® SmartShapes® solutions and add- ons as well as solutions offered by Visio Business Partners, showcases new applications of Visio technology and addresses the specific needs of numerous market segments. The Visio Solutions Library contains hot links directly to CyberSource® software.net™, a leading Internet- based software store where customers can electronically purchase and download solutions over the Internet.

Visio Announces Business Modeler for SAP R/3 System

Business Diagramming Leader Eliminates Barrier to Working with R/3 Process Models on the Windows Desktop

CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the Visio® Business Modeler, an add-on for Visio and Visio Technical software programs, designed to expedite implementations of the SAP® R/3™ system and enable everyone in an organization to master continuous business redesign initiatives. This Visio solution marks a revolutionary method for customers to replicate the business processes in an R/3 system, as well as to generate SAP best-practice business models known as Event-driven Process Chains (EPCs) for use within user documentation and training manuals or to highlight, annotate and link data to other documents.

Visio to License Visual Basic for Applications from Microsoft

License of Popular Windows Development Tool to Further Solutions Creation on Visio Graphics Platform

CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has signed an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to incorporate Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA) into future versions of Visio® products. Visio's inclusion of VBA, the same language technology that powers Microsoft® Office and Visual Basic 4.0, will offer users a common set of tools for customizing Visio and other programs that support the Microsoft ActiveX™ Automation interapplication programming interface (formerly referred to as OLE). Access to VBA in future versions of Visio products will offer customers a complete programming environment for graphical application development and provide increased functionality for reusing code and working with third- party object models. This agreement will also further Visio's investment in facilitating the work of developers who utilize Visio's open architecture and world-class support for ActiveX Automation to build graphics-based components for the Microsoft Windows® environment.

Visio Keynote Address at TMBE Conference Charts Trends for Business Process Software

Visio Builds Commitment to Business Process Management, Premieres Business Modeler for SAP R/3 System

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4 /PRNewswire/ — In a keynote address tomorrow during the Tools & Methods for Business Engineering Conference '96, Ted Johnson, Visio Corp. co-founder and vice president of worldwide products, will demonstrate how Visio supports the trend toward interoperable and easy-to-use tools for managing business processes throughout corporations. Johnson will discuss proposed future versions of Visio and how they will advance Visio Corp.'s leading-edge development on the Microsoft® Windows® platform, in addition to showcasing the Visio® Business Modeler for the SAP® R/3™ system. The new modeler provides corporations with easy and pervasive access to R/3 process models through the intuitive Visio interface, making it easier to standardize business process control throughout an enterprise.

Visio Announces Competitive Upgrade Offer

Encourages Trial of Its Popular Technical Drawing Program Among AutoCAD LT Users

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ — Timed with the shipment this week of Visio® Technical 4.1, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced at the A/E/C Systems show in Anaheim a limited-time offer to encourage users of Autodesk's AutoCAD LT to purchase Visio Technical, the leading 2-D technical drawing product. A rebate of $100 will be offered to current owners of AutoCAD LT who buy a copy of Visio Technical 4.1 at retail price. This competitive upgrade is based on the results of a recent Usability Sciences study conducted to quantify the productivity and ease-of-use benefits of Visio Technical compared with AutoCAD LT among technical professionals.

Visio Corporation Announces Third Quarter 1996 Results

SEATTLE, July 17 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 1996. Revenues for the quarter were $15.2 million, an 89 percent increase over third quarter fiscal 1995 revenues of $8.1 million. Net income was $2.8 million and earnings per share were $0.19, compared to net income of $0.7 million and earnings per share of $0.06 for the third quarter of fiscal 1995, an increase of 309 percent and 217 percent, respectively. The Company achieved an operating margin of 25 percent, compared to 11 percent for the same period last year.

Visio Announces New Product to be Optimized for Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Extension of Visio Product Line Will Provide Corporate Information System Professionals with Premier Windows-Compatible Graphics Application

SEATTLE, July 31 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the preliminary details of a new product, named Visio® Professional, that is designed to offer diagramming capabilities for the management of information systems and business processes. Poised to become the solution of choice for network diagramming, software and database development, and business process management, this Visio product will be among the first new applications to include complete support for the Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 operating system, announced today by Microsoft Corp.

Visio Internet Assistant Arrives, Meets Demand for Visio Graphics Technology on the Web

Add-on Fulfills Customers' Wishes to Combine Visio Drawings and Diagrams with Internet, Intranets

SEATTLE, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: "VSIO") today announced the online availability of Visio® Internet Assistant, a new add-on that delivers Internet functionality to users of 32-bit versions of Visio and Visio Technical. The Visio Internet Assistant will provide value to Visio customers who want to create Web pages with Visio or to publish Visio drawings as Web pages. A beta release of Visio Internet Assistant is available immediately, at no charge, on Visio's Web site, at http://www.visio.com.

IDS Professor Scheer Teams with Visio to Provide Bidirectional Interface Between Tool Sets

Transfers of Process Models Between Visio Business Modeler and ARIS Toolset Streamline R/3 Implementations

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ — IDS Professor Scheer Inc. and Visio Corp. today announced their work to provide a bidirectional transfer of graphical output between IDS' ARIS Toolset and the Visio® Business Modeler for SAP's R/3™ system. A transfer of information between the Visio Business Modeler and ARIS Toolset, which provides full online support for SAP's R/3 modeling standards, will serve as a critical link for adapting the R/3 Reference Model to customer-specific requirements. IDS will demonstrate a prototype of this solution at SAPPHIRE® '96 Philadelphia, SAP's eighth annual North American user conference, being held Aug. 25-29 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Visio Partners with ExecuTrain to Offer End-User Training

Customer Demand Prompts Courseware Focused on Providing Skills to Visualize Corporate Processes, Infrastructure and Information

SEATTLE, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced a partnership with ExecuTrain Corp. to deliver end-user training to people interested in advancing their use of Visio® products for business diagramming, business process management and technical drawing. Courses will be designed to give users fundamental skills in diagramming, measured drawings and customization of Visio. A version of the courseware will also be made available directly from Visio Corp. for corporate customers and Visio Business Partners.

Visio Professional Unveiled as the Complete Diagramming Tool for IT Managers

New Visio Product for Designing and Managing Information Systems and Business Processes to Ship in Fall Quarter

SEATTLE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced Viso® Professional, the latest addition to the company's product line of enterprise drawing and diagramming applications, and the first product to combine functionality specifically targeting the fast-growing markets for information systems and business process management. The product will be previewed at Booth 8 at the National Business Reengineering Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16-19, and at Booth 6874, Hall G at NetWorld+Interop in Atlanta, Sept. 18-20.

Systems Modeling Announces Link Between BPSimulator and Visio

Add-on Enables Visio Products as a "Window" for Dynamic Business Process Simulation

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — To more closely integrate process mapping and simulation analysis, Systems Modeling Corp. and Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced an add-on to link Systems Modeling's workflow modeling tool, BPSimulator™, and Visio's business diagramming software programs. The convergence of these technologies mirrors the charter — set forth earlier in the year — of the Business Process Management Coalition (BPMC), which includes Systems Modeling Corp. and Visio Corp. as founding members. The BPMC is an alliance of leading software companies and industry experts promoting interoperability of products and techniques used in all phases of business process management.

Visio Partners with Optimal Networks to Deliver Automated Network Discovery for Visio Diagramming Products

ATLANTA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Optimal Networks Corp. today announced Optimal's development of automated network discovery technology which will interoperate with Visio's network diagramming tools to provide a powerful solution for the discovery, analysis and design of enterprise networks. In response to user demand for greater ease of use and a higher degree of automation in network diagramming tools, Optimal Networks has enhanced its Optimal Surveyor® topology discovery and analysis tool to export collected data directly into Visio®, Visio Technical and Visio Professional graphics products.

Visio and Microsystems Engineering Announce SysDraw Network Equipment Shapes for Visio Products

Add-on for Visio to Take Advantage of SysDraw as Standard in Network Device Quality Images

ATLANTA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Microsystems Engineering Co., the developer and supplier of SysDraw® — The Network Illustrator network design and documentation software program, today announced the upcoming shipment of SysDraw's 6,000 precise, manufacturer-specific network equipment images as SysDraw Shapes designed for Visio® products. The development of this add-on will take advantage of Visio's widely acclaimed, powerful graphics capabilities for quick and easy design and documentation of network systems. The SysDraw Shapes also will complement Visio Corp.'s upcoming shipment of Visio Professional, targeting IT professionals with sophisticated diagramming capabilities in the areas of advanced network design, as well as software design, database development and business process management.

Network Tools Announces Agreement with Visio

Visio Technology Positioned as Key Element Within Network Design Engine

ATLANTA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Network Tools Inc. and Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced they have entered into a Visio Business Partner agreement wherein Network Tools will develop an automated intelligent network configuration and design solution that integrates Visio's leading Windows®-based graphics technology. The combination of Visio® technology as a core component of this solution will benefit end users and vendors selling network equipment by providing greater efficiency for gathering input on site, as well as for testing and deploying network equipment solutions in a visual format. Network Tools is a new company, formally announced this week at NetWorld+Interop, that will focus its development efforts on a new category of technology called applied internetworking applications, which redefine how hardware products are developed, tested, sold and deployed worldwide, and how users evaluate competing vendor network and product designs.

Visio Delivers Customized Content via the Web to Address Varied User Needs

First Software Vendor to Incorporate Innovative Interactive Communications Capabilities on Its Web Site

SEATTLE, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has integrated into its Web site Intermind Corp.'s Communicator™ software, which enables an ongoing, active communication relationship between Visio and Web site visitors interested in Visio's leading, Windows®-based graphics technology. Visio's establishment of this new communications channel, at http://www.visio.com/, will enable the company to deliver information that is customized to each person's interests. Visio Corp. was formally announced as the first software vendor to take advantage of this new category of electronic communications, called hypercommunications, during Intermind's launch event hosted today in Seattle.

Visio Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 1996 Results

SEATTLE, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (NASDAQ: VSIO) today reported results for the fourth quarter and audited results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1996. Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1996 were $16.5 million, a 61 percent increase over fourth quarter fiscal 1995 revenues of $10.3 million. Net income was $3.8 million and earnings per share were $0.26, compared to net income of $0.9 million and earnings per share of $0.08 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1995. The Company achieved an operating margin of 29 percent, compared to 14 percent for the same period last year.

Visio Corp. Releases Japanese Version of Visio Technical

Meeting Technical Drawing Needs in the Growing Japanese Software Market

SEATTLE, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced its expansion into the Japanese market with the introduction of Visio® Technical 4.1J, a Kanji version of the company's fast-growing technical drawing product. Through optimization of the Windows® environment, true integration with Windows-based applications, and a unique drag-and-drop methodology, Visio Technical 4.1J offers technical professionals a superior new approach for creating 2-D drawings and technical schematics.

Hitachi Software Announces SmartView 2.0 for Visio Product Line

New Version Provides Image Processing Capabilities Inside Visio and Visio Technical

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Image and Information Systems Division, today announced SmartView™ 2.0, the next version of its Microsoft® Windows®-based software program, designed as complementary add-on image viewing and editing package for the Visio® and Visio®Technical programs. SmartView represents the first third-party image processing solution developed for the Visio product line.

Visio Technical Gains 3D Add-on from Template Graphics Software Inc.

TGS' 3Space Technical Automatically Turns Visio into an Interactive 3D Platform

LAS VEGAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nov. 18, 1996 — At the COMDEX tradeshow Monday, Template Graphics Software Inc. (TGS) announced 3Space™ Technical, the first and only 3D graphics add-on for the popular 2D drawing application Visio® Technical, developed by Visio Corporation.

Visio Unleashes Power of Visio Technical in New Version

Addition of Microsoft's VBA, Internet Features and New Database Linkages Opens Visio Technical to Boundless Technical Drawing Solutions

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced Visio® Technical 4.5, the newest version of Visio's popular technical drawing tool that will truly expose the product's power to developers and enable improved communication of technical drawings and schematics via the Internet. The upcoming release of Visio Technical, to become available in the first quarter of 1997, will offer users enhanced functionality in the areas of programmability, Internet tools and overall drawing productivity.

Ventana Corp. Joins Visio Partners in Business Process Management Coalition

Integration of New Activity Modeler with Visio Provides Group-Enabled Business Process Improvement Tool

TUCSON, Ariz. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nov. 26, 1996 — Ventana Corp. (a privately held corporation marketing GroupSystems® software) Tuesday announced its membership in the Visio Business Process Management Coalition (BPMC), an alliance of leading software companies and industry experts promoting interoperability of products and techniques used in all phases of business process management.

Visio Now a Graphics Favorite on More Than One Million Desktops Worldwide

Milestone Marks the Success of the Visio Product Line as a Standard in Corporate Computing

SEATTLE, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Validating the company's vision to put powerful graphics capabilities in the hands of mainstream computer users, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it now has one million Visio users worldwide. Underlying this achievement is the company's work to give new meaning to business visualization, which has involved bringing Visio technology to new, emerging markets and delivering unprecedented graphics benefits for better communication and problem solving.

Visio Ships Visio Professional as First Third-Party Application to Include Visual Basic, Applications Edition

Visio Professional Sets Course as Component-Based Visualization Tool for Information Technology Professionals

SEATTLE, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of Visio® Professional 4.5, the Windows®-based graphics software product leading the new generation of component-based software. The latest addition to Visio's product line of enterprise drawing and diagramming applications, Visio Professional extends the graphics capabilities of the flagship Visio product to enable IT professionals to execute the critical tasks of visualizing, aligning and managing their corporation's information systems and business processes.

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Visio Stock Climbs 2 Percent As Profit Soars By 110 Percent

SEATTLE - Visio stock climbed 2 percent today after the 7-year-old maker of computer diagraming software reported that first-quarter profit soared 110 percent over a year ago.

Visio Ships Visio Technical 4.5

New Version to Extend Visio Technical's Market Dominance to Facilities Management, HVAC, Electrical Engineering and Custom Solution Development

SEATTLE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the shipment of Visio® Technical 4.5 to fulfill demand as a core productivity application and solutions platform in markets such as facilities management, electrical and electronic engineering, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), mechanical engineering, and process plant design. In less than two years on the market, Visio Technical has been purchased by more than 100,000 technical users and become the industry's best-selling 2-D technical drawing application. Market demand for Visio Technical reflects Visio's commitment to providing users an efficient way to create and share professional-quality drawings — without the limitations associated with many CAD programs — and Visio Technical's ability to meet a wide variety of drawing needs through unique SmartShapes® technology.

Visio Corporation Announces Acquisition of CAD Technology and Assets of Boomerang Technology Inc

Acquisition Supports Company's Long-Term Strategy of Leading the Technical Drawing Market

SEATTLE, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Boomerang Technology Inc., a privately held developer of Autodesk AutoCAD-compatible software, located in San Diego, CA. Under the terms of the agreement, Visio acquired source code and certain other assets for cash payments totaling $6.7 million. Visio will account for the transaction as a purchase with the acquisition price expensed primarily as in-process R&D in the March 1997 quarter. This technology will be incorporated into a future product offering by Visio Corp.

Visio Chief Charting Rapid Growth, Looking At Overseas Expansion

Jeremy Jaech has one of those challenges that chief executives love: deciding how to keep growing quickly.

A.D. Experts' 4Keeps Product First to Receive 'Designed for Visio' Logo

4Keeps and Visio Professional Combine to Provide Integrated Information Modeling Tool

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 19 /PRNewswire/ — A.D. EXPERTS, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced that A.D. EXPERTS' 4Keeps™ product has received the first official certification under Visio® Corporation's "designed for Visio™" logo program. 4Keeps was commercially released on February 24, 1997 and provides powerful functionality that complements Visio Professional's Custom Properties and existing database connectivity features. The Visio Professional-4Keeps combination allows users to capture, validate and reuse object information. 4Keeps object information is retained in a Keeper, and can automatically be retrieved and transformed into relational databases, Windows® Help files, formatted word-processed documents and HTML hypertext.

Visio buys assets of Illinois software developer

Visio Corp. said it has acquired certain assets of Lombard, Ill.-based SysDraw Software Co. Seattle-based Visio will pay at least $6.5 million for SysDraw's library of network diagraming shapes, an operating organization for creating new network diagraming shapes and certain other technology and assets. Visio will hire 12 SysDraw employees for a new Visio office in Lombard, and may pay additional fees if SysDraw products meet performance goals within the next three years. Visio is a supplier of business diagraming and technical drawing software.

InfoModelers, Inc. and Visio Join Forces to Facilitate More Efficient Database Design and Documentation

InfoModeler to Import Database Models Created in Visio Professional for Analysis and Automatic Schema Generation

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 /PRNewswire/ — InfoModelers, Inc. and Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced a relationship to increase the efficiency of database modeling by developing a link between two leading database modeling products, InfoModeler® and Visio® Professional. Import capabilities in InfoModeler will enable database designers and administrators to extend the value of their Visio database designs and allow full model editing and analysis. Together, the tools will provide an effective and low-cost toolset for database design and the graphical rendering of database models. Both companies are exhibiting at DB/Expo '97, being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 12-15.

CAD Vendors Join Visio Business Partner Program

Visio's Phoenix Technology to Provide Alternative Application Platform for Third-Party Solutions Developed on Autodesk's AutoCAD

PHILADELPHIA — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 17, 1997 — Visio Corp. (NASDAQ: "VSIO") today announced that three prominent AEC CAD software application vendors have joined the Visio® Business Partner program.

Visio Unveils Easy-to-Use Desktop Mapping Product

Visio Maps Uses ESRI's MapObjects Code and Demographic Data to Deliver a Complete Solution for Creating and Sharing Data-Rich Geographic Maps

NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 17, 1997 — Visio Corp. (NASDAQ "VSIO") today announced at PC Expo its new product Visio® Maps, a desktop mapping software product that allows users to create, share and distribute high-quality, data-rich maps quickly and easily.

Eagle Point Partners with Visio

DUBUQUE, Iowa, July 2 /PRNewswire/ — Eagle Point Software Corporation (Nasdaq: EGPT) announced today that it has joined the Business Partner Program with Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO). This partnership will allow Eagle Point to capitalize on Visio's Phoenix CAD technology platform, as well as leveraging Visio's domestic and international presence.

Visio Corporation Announces Third Quarter 1997 Results

SEATTLE, July 16 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 1997. Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 1997, were $25.8 million, a 69 percent increase over third quarter fiscal 1996 revenues of $15.2 million. Net income for the third quarter, excluding a one-time pretax charge of $3.6 million resulting from the acquisition of technology from SysDraw Software Company, increased 108 percent to $5.9 million, compared to net income of $2.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 1996. Earnings per share for the third quarter, excluding the one-time charge resulting from the acquisition of the Sysdraw technology, were $.39 compared to $.19 for the third quarter of fiscal 1996, an increase of 105 percent. The company achieved an operating margin of 27 percent prior to the one-time charge related to the acquisition, compared to 25 percent for the same period last year.

Visio Corporation Announces Stock Split

Visio Corporation Today Announced That Its Board of Directors Approved a 2-for-1 Stock Split

SEATTLE, July 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 2-for-1 stock split of the company's common stock. Shareholders will receive one additional share for every share held on the record date of August 8, 1997.

Visio Stock Splitting 2-For-1 After 81% Jump For Quarter

SEATTLE - Visio, the maker of computer diagramming software, yesterday announced a two-for-one stock split.

New Visio Program Announced, Includes Participation of Leading Manufacturers

Valuable Relations with Network, Computer, Telecommunications and Premise Wiring Manufacturers Contribute to Content Database of Visio Network Equipment

SEATTLE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced its formation of the Visio® Manufacturer's Program, with the participation of more than 110 partners including American Power Conversion Corp., Data General Corp., GigaLabs Inc., Hubbell Premise Wiring, MOD-TAP, Motorola Inc., Mitel Corp., NEC America Inc., PictureTel Corp., Symbol Technologies Inc. and Xylan Corp. The program, originally founded by SysDraw Software Co., is the result of Visio's acquisition of SysDraw earlier this year. Manufacturers now can offer major resellers and end users shapes of their company's equipment in Visio format, thus providing tools that enhance the visibility of the manufacturer's products and improve the success rate of proposals by integrators, consultants and VARs.

Visio charts rapid growth with its drawing software

Analysts used to worry that Visio Corp. was a one-product company in a narrow niche.

Newest Release of Visio Business Modeler Benefits from Power of Visio 5.0 Products

Add-on Combined with Any New Visio 5.0 Product Offers a Complete Tool for Creating Enterprise Blueprint to Streamline R/3 Implementations

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the next edition of its popular implementation tool for SAP R/3™, the Visio® Business Modeler, an add-on for Visio Standard, Visio Professional and Visio Technical software programs. The latest release has been incorporated as part of the SAP AcceleratedSAP™ rapid implementation program. It includes support of new value chain models and business process groups represented in the 3.1G and 3.1H repository of the SAP R/3 business application solution that will facilitate users' understanding of how processes in R/3 apply to a particular business. Combined with any of the products in the Visio 5.0 product line announced last week, Visio Business Modeler 3.0 enables users to create a more comprehensive view of their "as-is" IT infrastructure and organizational changes associated with an R/3 implementation.

Visio Announces Support of Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server

Facilitates Streamlined Network Install of Visio Software for Small Business Users

SEATTLE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it will support Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server, the highly anticipated newest member of the BackOffice family, within Visio® software programs by the first quarter of 1998. Visio will take advantage of application integration through the BackOffice Small Business Server console, allowing users to install and maintain its business diagramming and technical drawing software applications more easily. Visio's support of an integrated server suite like Small Business Server addresses the needs of small businesses by offering them an integrated, easy-to-use, easily deployed solution to manage and grow their business.

Visio Announces Availability of IntelliCAD Preview CD-ROM

Prerelease Version of Visio's New Autodesk AutoCAD-Compatible Software Permits Users to Test Drive with Legacy Data

SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it will widely distribute a preview version of IntelliCAD® by Visio in mid-November. Formerly code-named "Phoenix," IntelliCAD software will offer unparalleled compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD drawings, commands and applications at an expected average selling price of $499 (U.S.). By offering a preliminary version of IntelliCAD software to the general public in the United States, Visio anticipates that large numbers of CAD users will evaluate both the software's productivity-enhancing features and its compatibility with AutoCAD. Visio will provide qualified testers with the opportunity to sign up for the preview at the AutoFACT show in Detroit Nov. 4- 6, and via Visio's Web site at http://www.visio.com/ beginning today.

Visio Announces Partnership with Solidworks Products to Exchange 2D and 3D Design Information

DETROIT, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has entered into a data-exchange partnership agreement with SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY) company. As a result, the two companies will offer solutions that permit the technical drawings and 3-D models created by their respective products to be used by one another. Visio®) Technical, Visio's easy-to-use 2-D technical drawing application, will gain technology developed by SolidWorks that will permit users to embed and view 3-D solid models inside Visio Technical drawings. SolidWorks, a manufacturer of Windows-native 3-D solid modeling software, will be able to offer Visio technology that directly translates 2-D data between the companies' products. This agreement constitutes the first step in a cooperative, long-term relationship between the parties.

Tri-Star Computer and Visio Announce Strategic Alliance to Bundle Visio Technical 5.0

PHOENIX — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nov. 5, 1997 — TRI-STAR COMPUTER Wednesday announced an agreement with Visio Corp. to ship Visio® Technical 5.0 with four configurations of the StarStation workstation.

Visio Announces Key Corporate Milestones

Demonstrates Continued Focus on Worldwide Standardization, Growth

SEATTLE, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced several international achievements and the recent appointment of four vice presidents to the expanded Visio Operating Committee. Key international milestones of interest include the opening of Visio's office in Japan, the expansion of the Singapore operations hub, and recent and upcoming releases of Visio® software in multiple localized-language versions.

Visio Ships Preview of IntelliCAD Software

Prerelease Version of Autodesk AutoCAD-Compatible Software Garners More Than 2,000 Testers

SEATTLE, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today that it has begun shipping the preview version of IntelliCAD® by Visio, its 32-bit Microsoft Windows-based CAD application that offers unprecedented compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD files, commands and applications.

Waterfront Office Complex Draws First Tenant

Visio To Move Into World Trade Center

Visio, a Seattle-based software manufacturer, appears to be the first tenant in a new office complex under construction on the Seattle waterfront.

Visio Corp. to move to Seattle's new World Trade Center

Visio Corp., a supplier of business diagraming and technical drawing software, plans to move its headquarters next year from downtown to the new World Trade Center development on Seattle's waterfront. Visio has signed a 10-year lease agreement with Wright Runstad & Co. to occupy the entire east office building of the Port of Seattle's World Trade Center complex. The trade center project, which comprises two buildings and 255,000 square feet of office space, is part of a revitalization project in the Belltown district to create a high-technology corridor in downtown Seattle. Visio will be the only occupant in the larger east office building, taking 122,000 square feet in January 1999 and expanding to fill 184,000 square feet during the following 15 months.

Visio Corp. Agrees to Acquire Technology and Assets of InfoModelers Inc

Acquisition to Strengthen Visio's Commitment to the Database Design Market

SEATTLE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has agreed to acquire, subject to the satisfactory completion of certain closing conditions, substantially all assets of InfoModelers Inc., a privately held, leading supplier of database and data warehouse visual design, access and query tools located in Bellevue, Wash. Visio intends to incorporate substantial portions of InfoModelers' database design, modeling and query technology into future product offerings. Under the terms of the agreement, Visio will acquire substantially all the assets of InfoModelers, including its InfoModeler and ActiveQuery technology, for an undisclosed number of shares of unregistered Visio stock. Visio will account for the acquisition as a purchase with a portion of the purchase price allocated as in-process research and development. Excluding this one-time charge in the March 1998 quarter, it is not expected that the acquisition will be materially dilutive to earnings.

Visio Acquires Bellevue Database-Design Company

SEATTLE - Visio, a Seattle-based business software developer, said it has acquired InfoModelers, a privately held database-design company based in Bellevue.

Visio Acquires MarComp

Purchase Provides Visio with Key Technology for Accessing CAD Data

SEATTLE, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has acquired MarComp, Inc., a privately held provider of programming toolkits for access to Autodesk AutoCAD .dwg and .dxf file formats, for an undisclosed number of shares of unregistered Visio common stock. Visio currently licenses MarComp's AUTODIRECT toolkit for use in its Visio® Technical and IntelliCAD® by Visio products. Visio will account for the transaction as a pooling of interests, and it is not expected that the acquisition will be materially dilutive to earnings. Two key employees of MarComp — president Matt Richards and vice president Paul Richards — will join Visio. Visio will honor all existing licenses entered into by MarComp, including those with other CAD and graphics software vendors.

Asian Sales Gain Fuels Boost In Revenue, Profit For Visio

SEATTLE - Despite Asian economic troubles, Visio increased its software sales in the region by more than 80 percent during the past quarter.

Newest Release of Visio Network Equipment Includes More Than 10,000 Hardware Device Shapes

Offers Library for Accurate Designs and Documentation of Local, Wide Area and Telecommunications Networks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of the Visio® Network Equipment version 97.4, including over 1,000 additional hardware device shapes and enhanced features to facilitate network design. This version update, combined with Visio Professional, offers an affordable network solution that is easy to implement and extensible for use with other network management tools. Visio will demonstrate Visio Network Equipment at its booth (No. 348) during the ComNet '98 Exhibition in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27-29.

Software-related firms honored for excellence

The winners have been announced in the 1997 Washington Software Alliance Industry Achievement Awards, which recognize outstanding accomplishments of Washington's software and software-related companies. Winners are determined through balloting of the WSA membership. The winners are: Most Promising New Company, Bellevue-based ImageX Inc.; Service Provider of the Year, Sitewerks Inc. of Seattle; Business Product of the Year, Visio Corp. of Seattle; Consumer Product of the Year, Humongous Entertainment Inc. of Woodinville; Best World Wide Web Site, Seattle-based PhotoDisc; Best Internet Product, Sequel Technology of of Redmond.

VBA Powertools Add New Features to Microsoft Office and Visio Applications

Customized Add-Ins Enhance Functionality of Word, Powerpoint®, Access, Excel, Visio and Other VBA-Enabled Applications

REDMOND, Wash. Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced the immediate availability of Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA) PowerTools, customized add-ins that provide developers and end users with increased functionality for products that incorporate the Microsoft® Visual Basic for Applications development environment. VBA PowerTools enable users of VBA host applications immediate access to enhanced or customized product features. Developers can benefit by using the techniques and code from VBA PowerTools in their own solutions. Today, 12 VBA PowerTools for Microsoft Office 97 and Visio are available to download at http://www.microsoft.com/vba/vbapowertools.htm; additional tools for these and other VBA-enabled applications will be offered regularly.

Man and Machine Joins Visio Business Partner Program

Leading CAD Tool Developer Offers Symbol Libraries for Visio Products

SEATTLE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that Man and Machine Inc., a leading supplier of innovative, low-cost CAD solutions, has joined the Visio® Business Partner program and recently shipped its first Architecture Design Series symbol library for Visio Technical 5.0, Visio's technical drawing and diagramming software. The Man and Machine solution, which provides over 6,000 AEC-oriented SmartShapes® symbols, has earned the Designed for Visio logo certification. Man and Machine also plans to offer its block symbol library products, previously available only for Autodesk's AutoCAD products, for use with IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio, the AutoCAD-compatible Microsoft Windows CAD application that Visio anticipates shipping later this quarter.

Visio completes InfoModelers acquisition

Visio Corp. of Seattle, a developer of business diagramming and technical drawing software, has completed the acquisition of substantially all assets of InfoModelers Inc., based in Bellevue. InfoModelers is a privately held supplier of database and data warehouse visual design, access and query tools. Visio intends to incorporate portions of InfoModelers' technology into future product offerings. Under the terms of the agreement, Visio has acquired InfoModelers for unregistered Visio stock at a value of about $7.8 million. Fifteen of InfoModelers' current employees, including the entire engineering team, are accepting employment positions with Visio as part of this purchase.

High-Tech Is Back In Town

Downtown Seattle Draws Some Biggies

As downtown Seattle sprouts glitzy new retail, office and residential developments, another face of the city is quietly emerging: From Pioneer Square to Lake Union, Seattle is becoming a high-tech mecca.

Visio Announces Availability of Highly Anticipated Windows-Based CAD Application

IntelliCAD 98 by Visio the First Low-Cost, Compatible Alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD

CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ — At the National Design Engineering Show (NDES) in Chicago today, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced the release of IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio, its 32-bit Windows-based CAD application that offers unprecedented compatibility with AutoCAD files, commands and applications. Visio will demonstrate IntelliCAD 98 at booth 6026 during NDES (March 16-19) and will make IntelliCAD 98 available for purchase at an introductory estimated price of $349 (U.S.) through retail and distribution channels, as well as direct from Visio, before the end of March. Visio is releasing IntelliCAD 98 for distribution after completion of a successful testing program that encompassed over 3,000 beta testers worldwide.

IntelliCAD 98 Attracts CAD ISVs, VARs to Visio Business Partner Program

Opportunity for Third-Party Software Tools, Training, Integration

SEATTLE, March 26 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has solicited over 50 independent software vendors (ISVs), value-added resellers (VARs), trainers and consultants in the CAD industry to become participants in the Visio® Business Partner program. These organizations are poised to take advantage of new market opportunities created by the recent release of IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio, a 32-bit Microsoft Windows-based CAD application that offers unprecedented compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD files, commands and applications at an introductory price of $349 (U.S.). By offering training, customization, integration and complete software solutions that complement IntelliCAD 98, the new partners immediately add depth and breadth to the IntelliCAD platform and provide new users of IntelliCAD 98 with additional resources for fully taking advantage of IntelliCAD's power and extensibility.

Industry Recognizes Visio Professional as Tool of Choice for Software and Database Designers

Recent Award Wins Acknowledge Popular Graphics Package as Emerging Standard in New Generation of Visual Modeling Tools

SEATTLE, April 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced its receipt of two awards for its contribution to software and database design — the Software Development - Jolt Productivity Award and the Visual Basic Programmers Journal (VBPJ) Reader's Choice Award. Visio® Professional 5.0 was chosen for its visual modeling capabilities as well as its ability to greatly enhance the productivity of software developers.

Updated Visio Technical DWG/DXF Converter Now Available

New Converter Provides Users with Three Powerful Ways to Leverage CAD Drawings

SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of a new version of its DWG/DXF file converter for its 2-D technical drawing product, Visio® Technical 5.0. The updated conversion capabilities give Visio Technical users the ability to work with CAD drawings created with Autodesk AutoCAD versions 2.5 through Release 14. This expands the capabilities found in the initial release of Visio Technical 5.0, which supported the DWG/DXF formats of Release 10 through Release 13.

Visio Reveals Graphical Solution to Aid Planning and Implementation of Novell Directory Services Networks

New Visio Solution Allows Novell Customers to Design and Document Novell Directory Trees

LAS VEGAS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the Visio® Solution Pack for Novell Directory Services™ (NDS), a tool that enhances the network design and documentation capabilities of Visio Professional 5.0 for NDS users. Visio and Novell Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) partnered to create the Solution Pack for NDS to minimize the time network managers spend implementing and upgrading directory-enabled networks by providing a clear, hierarchical, graphical view of those networks. With Visio Professional 5.0 and the Solution Pack for NDS, existing directory trees can be automatically diagrammed in Visio and new or updated trees can be exported to Novell's NDS database. The Visio Solution Pack for NDS provides users with the only low-cost, drag-and-drop technology solution for representing Novell directory trees, thereby facilitating efficient structure and deployment of NDS networks.

7Software Announces Rapid Implementation at Visio Corporation

PALO ALTO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 1998 — CompanyStore™ Integrated with R/3 in Record Time; Visio Expects to Save $1Million First Year

Local Companies Keep Close Eye On Antitrust Suit Against Microsoft

Some Tech Firms' Fortunes Closely Tied To Software Giant's

For all the talk about innovation, technological progress and free markets, few companies had as much immediately at stake in the debate over Microsoft's future as Kao Infosystems.

Gates will keynote technology luncheon

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates will be the keynote speaker at the Technology Alliance's first "Washington: The State of Technology" luncheon June 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Westin Hotel in Seattle. Other speakers include Gov. Gary Locke, Technology Alliance chair Bill Gates Sr. and Visio CEO Jeremy Jaech, who will serve as master of ceremonies. The event's theme, "Research as an Investment," will focus on the connections between research investments and the resulting outcomes including employment, useful discoveries and new technology companies. Call 206-389-7258.

Visio Announces Acquisition of CAD Technology from Ketiv Technologies Inc

Purchase of Award-Winning Design Software Ensures Marketplace Choice in AEC Solutions

CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ — At the AEC SYSTEMS '98 show in Chicago today, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced it has completed the acquisition of the CAD technology of Ketiv Technologies Inc., a privately held provider of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) software based in Portland, Ore. Under the terms of the agreement, Visio has acquired Ketiv's software products, including the award-winning ArchT architectural design application for Autodesk AutoCAD and IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio™, for an undisclosed amount of cash. Visio will account for the acquisition as a purchase. Excluding a one-time charge in the quarter ending June 1998, it is not expected that the acquisition will be dilutive to earnings.

Deloitte Consulting Adopts Visio Professional as Standard Graphics Tool

Visio Professional Considered Essential Component of Standard Desktop Tool Set

SEATTLE, June 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Deloitte Consulting today announced a corporate licensing agreement for the acquisition of Visio® Professional for worldwide use within Deloitte Consulting. The product will be installed on each PC within the organization in conjunction with its spring upgrade, whereby all PCs are loaded with a standard set of essential desktop applications.

Advanced Software Technologies Develops Decoder for Visio Professional

Powerful Reverse-Engineering Functionality Now Available to Visio Users

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 1, 1998 — In its continuing efforts to integrate with and enhance leading applications, Advanced Software Technologies, Inc. (ASTI), today announced development of the new Decoder for Visio® Professional, an add-in providing powerful reverse-engineering functionality to the enormously popular Visio Professional.

Evaluation Copy of Caliper Automated LAN/WAN Design Tool from Network Tools Now Packaged with Visio Network Equipment

Network Design Tool Now the Most Widely Distributed on the Market

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 6, 1998 — Network Tools, Inc. announced today that Visio Corp. is now including a free evaluation copy of Network Tools' Caliper™ LAN/WAN design and configuration tool, which fully automates the design of complex, multitechnology networks, with Visio(r) Network Equipment, an add-on to Visio Professional.

Visio Corp. Acquires Kaspia Systems Inc

Move Extends Visio's Commitment to Network Design and Documentation Tools Market

SEATTLE, July 13 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has acquired Kaspia Systems Inc., a privately held developer of fully automated enterprise-network audit functionality, including discovery, monitoring and reporting software, based in Beaverton, Ore.

Visio Acquires Oregon's Kaspia, Maker Of Network Software

SEATTLE - Visio, a producer of diagramming and technical-drawing software, has acquired Kaspia Systems, a privately held developer of automated network-auditing software based in Beaverton, Ore.

Visio Exceeds Expectations for Shipments of IntelliCAD 98

New Release, Technical Support Options Enhance Trial Use and Adoption of Autodesk AutoCAD-Compatible Application

SEATTLE, July 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that the first three months of sales for its new Microsoft Windows-based CAD product, IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio, have exceeded company expectations. A vendor of drawing and diagramming tools for the entire enterprise, Visio has sold nearly 12,000 IntelliCAD 98 licenses during the June 1998 quarter, producing over $3 million in gross revenue. IntelliCAD's early sales volume demonstrates an impressive initial acceptance for a new technical software product, driven largely by the product's unparalleled compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD files, commands and applications, along with a special introductory price of $349 (U.S.). Visio anticipates that the early data regarding IntelliCAD sales, coupled with a new IntelliCAD service pack and a special technical support promotion, will translate into a firm and growing foothold in the PC CAD marketplace.

Visio Announces New Product Will Support Visual Studio 6.0

Highly Anticipated New Product to Offer Logical, Component-Based Design and Modeling Capabilities

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that its new product, code-named "Venice," will feature capabilities to complement and extend the functionality of the Microsoft® Visual Studio™ development system version 6.0. "Venice," scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter of this year, will comprise a complete graphical design and modeling tool for IT professionals who manage team-based development and maintenance of enterprise information systems. Its support for Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 will facilitate reverse engineering of existing Microsoft Visual Basic®- and Visual C++®-based code into UML diagrams, as well as extend UML modeling functionality in Visual Studio 6.0.

Visio Announces Business Bonus Pack for Visio Standard 5.0

New Capabilities and Content Strengthen Visio's Lead in Business Graphics

SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of the Business Bonus Pack for Visio® Standard 5.0 featuring task-specific solutions that make it even easier to create business diagrams focused on enhancing business communications and managing information, processes and concepts. This new offering enhances Visio's popular business diagramming application, Visio Standard 5.0, by building on Visio's intelligent drag-and-drop approach to drawing that puts powerful graphics capabilities within reach of the mainstream business user.

Visio Announces Visio Enterprise 5.0

New Tool Delivers Deep, Integrated Support for Automated Network Design and Documentation, Database Modeling and Software Engineering

SEATTLE, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced Visio® Enterprise 5.0, the first integrated, multifunction software tool designed for IT professionals who develop, manage and maintain enterprise information systems. Built on the strong foundation of Visio Professional, the award-winning, industry-standard for IT diagramming and documentation, Visio Enterprise offers the depth users need in each IT domain while also providing a single, robust, cross-functional solution for enterprise-level design, modeling and documentation. As a comprehensive IT software program, Visio Enterprise is expected to further solidify the company's position as the standard for creating, storing and exchanging graphical information in business.

Visio Corp. Captures Top Position in All Sales Categories

Recent PC Data Report Reveals Growth Trends in Drawing Market

SEATTLE, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ — According to recent data from the research firm, PC Data (Reston, Va.), which captures software sell-through information, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) has for the first time captured the lead position in U.S. sales in all the PC drawing and diagramming categories. Taking PC Data's drawing and painting category data and adjusting it for Visio's drawing and diagramming category, Visio also beat out all competitors in this category by garnering 42 percent of retail units sold, 59 percent of distribution units sold, and 85 percent of corporate units sold during the second quarter of 1998. In addition to the core Visio® product family (Visio Standard, Visio Professional and Visio Technical), the drawing and diagramming category represents all Corel drawing products (CorelDRAW, Corel Graphics Pack, Corel Office Companion, CorelFlow and Corel VisualCAD), Micrografx products (FlowCharter, ABC Snapgraphics, Graphics Suite and Designer), Autodesk products (Autodesk AutoCAD LT, AutoSketch and Drafix QuickCAD), and others.

SwitchSoft Systems to Provide SwitchScope Network Discovery for New Visio Enterprise

Company Previews Technology at Networld+Interop, Complements New Product from Visio Corp.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Oct. 13, 1998 — SwitchSoft Systems Inc., a leading developer of OEM technology for enabling dynamic, policy-based control of network configuration, Tuesday announced plans to preview its new SwitchScope technology at the NetWorld+InterOp trade show in Atlanta.

Visio Announces IntelliCAD 98 Competitive Upgrade

AutoCAD-Compatible Upgrade Offers Unprecedented Value to Existing Users of Competing CAD Products

SEATTLE, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of the IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio Competitive Upgrade, a special offering of the 32-bit Windows-based CAD application noted for its unprecedented compatibility with AutoCAD files, commands and applications. Users of Autodesk AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT and IMSI TurboCAD and TurboCAD Pro can upgrade to IntelliCAD 98 for only $149 (U.S.). The usual price is $349 (U.S.).

Visio Announces Visio Technical 5.0 Plus

New Functionality to Extend Visio's Leadership in Creating, Storing and Exchanging 2D Technical Drawings and Diagrams

SEATTLE, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of Visio® Technical 5.0 Plus, an upgrade to Visio's pioneering technical diagramming software for users who need to create, view and share 2-D technical drawings and diagrams within the enterprise. This special update, scheduled for release by the end of year, is being offered free to users who purchase Visio Technical beginning today. Visio Technical 5.0 Plus introduces support for the Bentley Microstation DGN file format, enhancing the program's use as a broadly deployable technical communication tool. The upgrade also offers enhanced intelligent diagramming features and SmartShapes® symbol-based content to process engineering and facilities management users for easily accessing and working with the technical drawings widely used in those industries.

Visio Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 1998 Results

SEATTLE, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 1998. Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 1998 were $44.2 million, a 41 percent increase over fourth quarter fiscal 1997 revenues of $31.4 million. Net income for the fourth quarter, excluding a pre-tax acquisition related charge of $1.2 million resulting from the acquisition of Kaspia Systems, Inc., increased 54 percent to $9.8 million compared to net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1997 of $6.4 million. Diluted earnings per share, excluding the pre-tax acquisition related charge, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1998 were $0.31 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.20 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1997, and represented an increase of 55 percent.

Visio CompanyStore Named on InformationWeek Intranet/extranet 100 Annual List

Employee Purchasing System on Track to Save $1 Million in First Year

SEATTLE, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) was named on this year's InformationWeek Intranet/Extranet 100 list in the publication's Oct. 5 issue. The 100 companies included in the ranking were chosen for strategic and creative employment of intranets and extranets to achieve their business goals.

Siemens Semiconductor Group Chooses Visio Technical as Desktop Standard

SEATTLE, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that, following an independent competitive analysis, Siemens Semiconductor Group has chosen Visio® Technical as its standard for the creation of electronic, electrical and technical drawings and schematics around the world. Siemens Semiconductor Group commissioned the extensive competitive analysis from an independent consultant for the purpose of testing Visio Technical against 10 other drawing packages from well-known competitors.

Future Visio Products to Utilize AnswerWorks Help Technology

Natural Language Interface Offers Smarthelp Capabilities

SEATTLE, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has licensed WexTech System Inc.'s AnswerWorks technology for use within future versions of the Visio® product line scheduled for shipment in the second half of 1999. AnswerWorks technology, a development system for adding an easy-to-use, natural-language interface to the standard Help and HTML Help functionality built into Microsoft Windows, will offer Visio users the ability to pose written questions to the Visio Help system that are phrased in everyday language. Visio expects that the incorporation of AnswerWorks technology into its products will result in faster, easier and more accurate access to the Visio Help system.

Visio Corporation Implements Network Associates' SupportMagic Helpdesk Solution

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA) today announced that Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO), a leading provider of business diagramming and technical drawing software, has implemented Network Associates' SupportMagic SQL help desk solution throughout the United States and Europe to dramatically improve IT problem resolution and reporting.

Visio Expands Executive Management Team

Number of Employees Grows by 53 Percent in Fiscal Year 1998; Fuels New Organization Focusing on Worldwide Sales, Expanding Localization and Deepened Technology Offerings

SEATTLE, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today that it recently promoted five senior managers to vice president and its corporate counsel to general counsel. At the same time, the company announced the renaming of its professional products business unit to the IT products group to support the firm's increasing emphasis on information technology product offerings, including its newest solution, Visio® Enterprise, for automated network documentation and software and database modeling.

Visio Corp. Announces Computer-Based Interactive Training CD-ROM

Discover Visio Self-Paced Training Product Offers Convenience, Flexibility and Reduced Learning Curve

SEATTLE, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Today at TechLearn '98, a conference for professional trainers, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced its first computer-based training product, Discover Visio 5.0 Interactive Training. This innovative resource enables users to accelerate their learning and quickly become proficient with the basics of using Visio® products. This computer-based training (CBT) resource brings the flexibility and convenience of self-paced training to Visio users who can learn from it at their own speed whenever they wish. The Discover Visio 5.0 Interactive Training CD-ROM is being offered to computer-training companies, Visio's corporate customers and individual users to help them more quickly learn how to diagram people, processes and projects, and incorporate visual communications as a regular part of their daily work.

Visio Corp. and IntelliCorp Offer Upgrade Path for Visio Business Modeler

IntelliCorp Will Develop Follow-on Product for Visio Business Modeler Users, License Visio Business Modeler Source Code

SEATTLE, and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and IntelliCorp Inc. (Nasdaq: INAI) today announced the transfer to IntelliCorp of future development and support responsibility for the Visio® Business Modeler. In conjunction with the agreement, IntelliCorp announced a three-part strategy that responds to specific requests of the two companies' customers: First, IntelliCorp will create a follow-on product, the IntelliCorp Business Visualizer (IBV) 1.0, which will be provided free to current Visio Business Modeler subscribers. Second, through an OEM arrangement with Visio, IntelliCorp will enhance its high-end modeling environment by incorporating the diagramming capabilities of Visio Professional into IntelliCorp's LiveModel™. And third, IntelliCorp will build a migration path for individual Visio Business Modeler users to LiveModel's collaborative business-process management functionality.

Visio Announces Licensing of IntelliCAD 98 to CAD Developers as Solutions Platform

Low Cost, Full CAD Functionality Drive Compelling Engine for Vertical Applications

SEATTLE, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it has recently entered into OEM licensing agreements with four independent CAD developers for the incorporation of IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio into those vendors' products. The developers — C&G Software Systems Inc., Eagle Point Software Inc., Hitachi Software Global Technology Ltd., and Ketiv Technologies Inc. — have licensed IntelliCAD 98 to serve as the graphical platform upon which they have built specialized CAD applications for the geographic information systems (GIS), civil engineering, and architecture- engineering-construction (AEC) industries.

Visio Corp. Headquarters to Move to Second Building in New World Trade Center Complex in 2000

Move Sets Stage for Future Growth

SEATTLE, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), the worldwide leading supplier of business diagramming and technical drawing software, today announced that it plans to expand its headquarters into a second building in the new World Trade Center development on Seattle's waterfront in July 2000. As the anchor tenant for the complex, Visio will lease 184,000 square feet in the World Trade Center East building and 133,000 square feet in the north building. The firm currently employs 376 people locally.

Visio Takes More Space In World Trade Center

Seattle-based Visio will lease an additional 133,000 square feet of space in an adjoining building of the new World Trade Center development on Seattle's waterfront.

Internet rewrites software scene

Forecasting an outlook for the personal computer software industry used to be easy.

Visio Corporation Announces First Quarter 1999 Results

Company Reports Its 15th Consecutive Growth Quarter; Record Number of New Seats in a Single Quarter

SEATTLE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 1999. Revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 1998 were $48.2 million, a 29 percent increase over first quarter fiscal 1998 revenues of $37.5 million. Net income for the first quarter increased 36 percent to $10.0 million compared to net income for the first quarter of fiscal 1998 of $7.4 million. Diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal 1999 were $0.32 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.24 for the first quarter of fiscal 1998, and represented an increase of 33 percent.

Visio Announces Visio Technical Design Suite

Intelligent Diagramming, Native DWG Editing Together Address Broad Range of Technical Drawing Users Within the Enterprise

SEATTLE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the introduction of the Visio® Technical Design Suite, a bundle of two complementary Visio software products into a single solution that offers both intelligent technical diagramming and unparalleled Autodesk AutoCAD compatibility. Composed of Visio Technical 5.0 Plus and IntelliCAD® 98 by Visio, the Visio Technical Design Suite provides engineers and other technical drawing users with a complete toolkit for creating technical diagrams and working with legacy CAD drawings that utilize the DWG file format. The versatility and cost savings found in the Visio Technical Design Suite represent a significant first step by Visio in providing large organizations with an integrated, affordable technical drawing tool that delivers drag-and- drop productivity while leveraging the organization's investment in legacy CAD drawings.

Downgrade Hits Visio; Shares Fall

SEATTLE - Visio shares were down 33 percent today after an analyst reduced his rating on the company's stock following the company's report of a 36 percent profit gain in its first quarter.

Visio Announces Innovative Partner Solutions Within the Plant Engineering Industry

New Integrated Third-Party Solutions Allow Visio Technical Users to Link Intelligent P&IDs to 3D Plant Models and Knowledge-Based Engineering Systems for the Fastest Route from Business Case to Finished Plant

HOUSTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today at the DaratechPlant '99 Conference the availability of new third-party software solutions for the process plant industry that interact with its 2-D technical diagramming tool, Visio® Technical 5.0 Plus. Developed by Cadcentre of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and ICARUS Corp. of Rockville, Md., these new vertical solutions complement and extend the new process plant engineering functionality introduced in Visio Technical 5.0 Plus that allows for the easier creation, exchange and storage of piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and process flow diagrams (PFDs). Available now, Visio Technical 5.0 Plus provides solution developers within the process plant industry with a platform for extending intuitive, intelligent P&ID functionality into sophisticated plant design and specification applications.

Visio Volume Licensing Leads the Way to Record Number of New Seats in First Quarter Fiscal 1999

License Customers Purchasing Visio During the Quarter Include Boeing, Commonwealth Edison, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Lucent, MCI WorldCom, TRW

SEATTLE, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced that a record 272,000 new units of Visio® software were sold during the first quarter of its 1999 fiscal year, bringing its customer base to nearly 2.8 million users. In addition, more than half of the new seats for the quarter came from volume license agreements, accounting for 36 percent of total revenue in the quarter. This increase in volume purchases of Visio technology underscores the need for a standard drawing platform for general business users, engineers and IT professionals within the enterprise.

Visio Announces New Network Equipment Special Edition Featuring HP Network Equipment Shapes

Special Edition Available Through HP Web Site for HP Resellers

SEATTLE, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of a new Visio® Network Equipment Special Edition featuring Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) network equipment shapes. The special edition is a companion to Visio 5.0 products and provides 200 precise HP network equipment shapes. The combination of the products is a powerful tool designed to help resellers enhance their network design proposals and sell network solutions. This special edition is being offered to all HP resellers at no cost.

Visio Corporation Announces Share Repurchase Program

SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to two million shares of its common stock over the next two years. Purchases will be made from time to time either in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The board has taken this action in consideration of Visio's strong financial position and cash flow.

Visio Hosts First Interactive Developers Seminar - Online and Live

Free Interactive Seminar Uses Innovative Technology to Extend Developer Relations Efforts Beyond Physical Classroom and to Build Active Developer Community

SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, developers were able to meet with senior technical staff from Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) without hopping on an airplane or driving a car to travel to a seminar location. Instead, at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, they entered a live, interactive cyber-seminar room at their own computer desktops.

Visio Directors OK Buyback As Stock Hits 12-Month Low

SEATTLE - Visio, the producer of diagramming and drawing software, said its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 2 million shares of its stock over the next two years.

Visio Corp. Reorganizes Worldwide Marketing to Sell Visual Solutions

New Structure Underscores Company Shift to 'Software the Way You Want It' for Individuals, Large Organizations and the Internet Community

SEATTLE, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced a new worldwide marketing structure designed to help the company reach its revenue goal of becoming a $1 billion company over the next five years. Visio marketing will organize broadly into four worldwide initiatives, including cross-industry, cross-functional customer units. This new marketing structure will enable sharper customer focus and the ability to deliver Visio® tools to customers who want packaged product, customized enterprise solutions or configurable Visio software over the Internet. Visio is also increasing its worldwide large organization sales force in 1999, accelerating the hiring of corporate sales and sales engineering resources to strengthen the company's ability to serve its customers and drive Visio products broadly across the enterprise.

Visio Announces Configurable eVisio Products

Customers Will be Able to Create Made-to-Order Visio Solutions and Purchase Them Over the Internet

SEATTLE, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the eVisio™ product line, made-to-order products and online services configurable via the Internet. These eVisio products will offer customers the opportunity to select combinations of Visio® technology-based components to create the Visio product that best meets their individual drawing needs. Customers will be able to choose from a wide selection of industry- and task-specific Visio solutions to create their own custom eVisio products. eVisio products will be available for purchase at the eVisio Web site by the end of the March quarter.

Developers to Preview New Visio 2000 Platform at Envision!

Next Generation of Visio Graphics Technology to be Shown at Third Annual Conference

SEATTLE, March 1 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that a prerelease version of the next generation of Visio® graphics software technology will shown at Visio's annual developer conference, Envision!, to be held March 25 — 26 in Chicago. Distributed at the conference, the Visio 2000 developer beta will give conference attendees a head start in creating custom solutions that take advantage of the next-generation functionality and new developer-specific features offered by the upcoming Visio 2000 platform. Envision! will provide developers for Microsoft Windows and Visio customers with hands-on training to make the most of the flexibility and depth of Visio technology.

Visio and SwitchSoft Systems Announce Development and Licensing Agreement

Agreement Provides Rights to Switch Discovery Engine to be Included in Visio Enterprise Network Discovery Add-on Solution

SEATTLE, March 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and SwitchSoft Systems Inc. today announced a development and licensing agreement that will produce an add-on switch discovery and diagramming solution for Visio® Enterprise. SwitchSoft's technology provides discovery and diagramming of Layer 2 switched network topology, virtual private network diagramming and spanning tree documentation, which complements Visio Enterprise's AutoDiscovery™ technology. The agreement gives Visio Corp. the rights to use SwitchSoft's Layer 2 switched network discovery engine to provide additional solutions for the documentation and diagramming market.

Newly Created Visio Registered Developer Network Provides Valuable Online Resources for Solving Business Problems Efficiently

New Developer Network, Developers Conference, Industry Recognition Illustrate Visio's Commitment to Developer Community

SEATTLE, March 15 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the Visio® Registered Developer Network (VRDN; http://www.visio.com/vdn/), a free online resource and community for developers of custom solutions based on Visio and Microsoft® technologies. VRDN is offered as part of the revamped Visio Developer Network Web site (formerly known as the Visio Solutions Development Web site or "devweb"), which has recently undergone major navigational and graphics upgrades. Developers can continue to find general news and resources on the Visio Developer Network, while VRDN offers advanced, premium technical content, including live, interactive broadcasts, access to tips and tricks, tools and samples, online developer training, discounts, case studies and many more valuable resources.

Visio Launches Reseller Partner Program at Reseller Xchange

Benefits Include Free Technical Support, Product and Training

SEATTLE, March 22 /PRNewswire/ — Today at Reseller XChange, in Dana Point, Calif., Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced Visio Connections, a new reseller partner program. The Visio Connections program, which will provide resellers with tools to enable them to offer enhanced service to their customers, includes free Visio® products, dedicated technical support, quarterly training and access to Visio's sales resource library, among other benefits.

New Visio Enterprise Agreement Decreases Cost, Reduces IT Administration at the Desktop

Program Aggressively Priced, Eliminates Software Compliancy Issues for Itmanagers

SEATTLE, March 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the Visio Prema Enterprise Agreement (EA) licensing program, making it easier for customers to standardize on Visio® technology across their organizations. The new program is aggressively priced, eases customer implementation and streamlines the licensing process. Visio's program mirrors Microsoft Corp.'s highly successful enterprise agreement licensing program, so corporate customers who have enjoyed the reduced cost, easy administration and reduced compliance issues associated with Microsoft's program will quickly recognize the value of Visio's new offering.

Composit Communications Leverages Visio Technology Platform

Workflow-Driven Software Solutions for Call Center/Customer Interaction Centers

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ — Composit Communications today announced that it has incorporated Visio technology into its workflow solution, Composit Flow®. By utilizing the Visio Technology Platform and including hundreds of Visio SmartShapes symbols with call and contact center functionality, the Composit Flow tool now gives users an enhanced tool to design and implement the workflow that is mission critical to their operations. Further, the enhancement extends Composit's leadership in the industry by allowing users to work in a common environment created by the familiarity of working in close conjunction with industry standard tools created by industry leaders such as Visio Corp. and Microsoft Corp.

Visio Enterprise Wins Industry Recognition

Visio Enterprise Garners Multiple Product of the Year and Editor's Choice Awards

SEATTLE, April 19 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that Visio® Enterprise, launched in October 1998, has been showered with acclaim by leading industry publications, receiving Product of the Year and Editor's Choice designations. Visio Enterprise also has been named a finalist for three additional industry awards.

Visio Corp. Promotes Two Senior Executives to Lead Marketing and Sales Efforts

Tom Hull Named Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales; Jim Horsburgh Named Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing

SEATTLE, April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), the leading supplier of desktop drawing and diagramming software, today announced two executive promotions to its senior management team. Tom Hull, a five-year veteran of the Visio sales organization and the primary architect behind the North American sales team and Visio's worldwide licensing program, Visio Prema™, has been named Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Another five-year Visio veteran, Jim Horsburgh, who has built Visio's European sales and marketing organization, was named Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. Hull and Horsburgh will be focused on deepening Visio's penetration into organizations in global markets.

Visio Corporation Reports Strong Second Quarter 1999 Results

Total Installed Base Surpasses 3.0 Million Users

SEATTLE, April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 1999. Revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 1999 were $51.4 million, a 28 percent increase over second quarter fiscal 1998 revenues of $40.1 million. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 1999 increased 24 percent to $10.7 million compared to net income for the second quarter of fiscal 1998 of $8.6 million, excluding a charge for acquired technology, net of taxes, in the fiscal 1998 quarter. Diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal 1999 were $0.34 compared to diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal 1998 of $0.27, excluding a charge for acquired technology, net of taxes, in the fiscal 1998 quarter, and represented an increase of 26 percent.

VerticalNet and Visio Partner to Provide Vertical Industries with Customized Drawing Solutions

Unique Partnership Brings Customized Mass Marketing to the Internet

SEATTLE, April 23 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and VerticalNet Inc. (Nasdaq: VERT) today announced one of the first major applications of customized mass marketing to vertical industries over the Internet. The two companies have entered into a groundbreaking co-marketing agreement that will promote Visio's new eVisio™ product to VerticalNet's business-to-business online communities.

NetCracker's New Professional and Designer Now Include Autodiscovery, Import from Visio, and Many Other New Features

NetCracker's v.3.0 Can Discover and Draw Existing Networks

WALTHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 26, 1999 — NetCracker Technology, (http://www.netcracker.com), a leading software developer of tools and solutions for proactive network design and simulation, announced today that NetCracker® Professional and NetCracker Designer now include AutoDiscovery, a powerful new feature that discovers the network topology and then automatically draws the network. NetCracker Professional, priced at $9,995, is an advanced network AutoSimulation™ tool that enables users to proactively design, plan, simulate, and present complex data, voice, video, and cable networks. NetCracker Designer, which costs $1,995, is the most advanced network design and presentation software on the market. AutoDiscovery is currently available to users of both products.

Dataviews' HMI-GO Turns Visio Technical into a Real-Time HMI Software Tool

Add-on Tool Lets Users Monitor and Control Live Processes Using Popular Drawing Tool

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire/ — DataViews Corporation, the leading developer of tools for building high-performance dynamic Graphical User Interface (GUI) tools for monitoring and controlling live processes, today announced HMI-GO™ for Visio® Technical, an add-on tool that turns static Visio drawings into powerful dynamic graphics. HMI-GO allows engineers who use Visio Technical for plant process design to more easily add a Human- Machine Interface (HMI) to existing process control diagrams, such as piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and process flow diagrams (PFDs). Above all, HMI-GO is a productivity tool, which spares engineers from having to re- draw whole diagrams in order to add HMI functionality.

Visio Corp. Elects Microsoft's Bob McDowell as Eighth Member of Board of Directors

Architect of Microsoft's Corporate Consulting Business Reinforces Visio's Large Organization Strategy

SEATTLE, May 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that Bob McDowell, vice president, Enterprise Business Relationships at Microsoft Corp., was unanimously elected to Visio's board of directors on April 23. McDowell has over 30 years' experience in the information technology industry and is responsible for maintaining the executive business relationships with many of Microsoft's largest and most strategic customers.

Department of the Navy Signs Enterprisewide Licensing Agreement with Visio

Agreement Will Provide Users with Powerful Suite of Graphics Solutions

SEATTLE, May 10 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and the Department of the Navy (DON) today announced a new enterprise agreement offering significant benefits to both the DON and the Department of Defense (DOD). This blanket purchase agreement represents the first software licensing agreement the DON has negotiated on behalf of itself with extension to the entire DOD. This agreement will provide DOD customers with a centralized approach to purchasing Visio drawing and diagramming products, allowing users to license Visio products and upgrades over a two-year period.

Visio Enterprise Wins Software Development Jolt Hall of Fame Award

Receipt of Prestigious Award Lands Visio Enterprise on Short List of Industry Elite

SEATTLE, May 12 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that Visio® Enterprise 5.0, launched in October 1998, has been honored by Software Development magazine with a Jolt Hall of Fame Award. The Jolt awards were presented earlier this week at the Software Development '99 West Conference in San Francisco.

Visio Corp. Licenses Netpodium Real-Time, Web Communications Software

New Corporate Licensee Demonstrates the Effectiveness of Netpodium Software for Sharing Technical Information

SEATTLE, May 18 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced plans to broaden its developer education offerings with Web seminars powered by Netpodium Inc.'s real-time, Web-based communications software. The leading graphical solutions software company licensed Netpodium's highly interactive software program to produce regular twice-monthly Webcasts for developers around the world. Netpodium software creates a moderated, interactive Web conference that unites a speaker and up to 2,000 audience participants at the same time.

Visio to Demonstrate Support for VBA 6.0 at Tech*Ed 99

Latest Version of Popular Automation Tool is One of Many Developer Enhancements Found in Visio 2000

SEATTLE, May 19 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that it will preview Visio® 2000 technology publicly for the first time in Booth No. 416 at the Microsoft Tech*Ed 99 Conference May 21-28 in Dallas. In addition, Visio will demonstrate Visio 2000's support for the latest version of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). VBA 6.0 is one of many developer-related enhancements that Visio, a sponsor of Tech*Ed 99, has incorporated into the Visio graphics platform, the foundation of the industry-leading Visio Enterprise, Visio Professional, Visio Technical and Visio Standard business drawing and technical diagramming products. Since shipping the first third-party VBA-enabled application in 1997, Visio software has become the predominant Windows application platform for developing custom graphics solutions that are integrated with Microsoft Office and other VBA-enabled applications.

Visio Previews New Technical Drawing Functionality at A/E/C Systems '99

SEATTLE, May 21 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) would like to invite members of the press attending the A/E/C SYSTEMS '99 show in Los Angeles, May 25 - 27, to visit Booth 2125 as Visio previews new functionality from the next generation of Visio technical drawing and diagramming software products. The preview will highlight significant advancements in design capabilities and in ease of use for Visio® Technical and IntelliCAD® by Visio, products that serve the needs of engineers, designers and others who work with technical drawings. In the second half of 1999, Visio plans to incorporate these features in new versions of Visio Technical and IntelliCAD, both as standalone products and combined as the Visio Technical Design Suite.

Visio Announces Newest Member in Its Visual Modeling Coalition

Integrated Software Specialists Inc. Now a Certified Consulting Partner

SEATTLE, May 25 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that Integrated Software Specialists Inc. (ISS) is the newest member in Visio's Visual Modeling Coalition, a group of consultants and ISVs dedicated to using standard methodologies, open repositories and common interfaces to accurately reflect user requirements and provide a higher level of tool accessibility for application developers. ISS, a leading provider of advanced technology consulting services, joins IntelliCorp Inc. and InConcept Inc. as members in the Visual Modeling Coalition, which was established in 1998.

Visio Announces 'Success Story' Winner

Innovative Use of Visio Technical in Process-Control Instrumentation Lands Grand Prize

SEATTLE, May 25 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), the leading supplier of enterprisewide business diagramming and technical drawing software, today announced that Peter Bowditch, principal engineer at The Foxboro Co. in Foxboro, Mass., is the winner of its Visio SmartPages magazine "Success Story" contest. Bowditch's use of Visio® Technical in the production of technical drawings and artwork for mechanical parts and labels, as well as in the creation of conceptual drawings, landed him the contest's grand prize of $1,000 and a feature story ( http://www.visio.com/smartpages/winners.html ) in the latest edition of Visio's customer magazine.

BricsNet Licenses IntelliCAD by Visio for 3D Architectural Solid Modeler

LOS ANGELES, May 26 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the AEC SYSTEMS '99 show in Los Angeles, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) and Belgium-based BricsNet announced that BricsNet has entered into an OEM agreement with Visio to license the IntelliCAD® by Visio CAD platform for use in its next-generation architectural CAD modeling software, BricsNet Architect™. Scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter of 1999, the BricsNet Architect design software offers advanced 3-D architectural modeling, automatic 2-D drawing generation, and built-in cost and quantity analysis. The licensing agreement permits BricsNet to fully integrate IntelliCAD functionality into the BricsNet Architect product, merging BricsNet's proven experience in 3-D architectural modeling technology with IntelliCAD's unsurpassed AutoCAD compatibility and native support for the industry-standard DWG file format. Other terms of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.

Visio Announces Exclusive U.S. Distribution Agreement with Eagle Point Software for ArchT by Visio

LOS ANGELES, May 27 /PRNewswire/ — At the A/E/C SYSTEMS '99 show in Los Angeles, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement for the United States with Eagle Point Software Corp. (Nasdaq: EGPT) for its ArchT® by Visio architectural design software product. A 16-year veteran of providing value-added CAD solutions for the AEC market, Eagle Point has agreed to market, sell and support the ArchT product to existing and future customers of ArchT, effective immediately. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Visio Tests a "Made-to-Order" Sales Model

Like many publishers, Visio Corp. has seen its core product become relentlessly more complex and feature-rich. Early versions of Visio's drawing and diagramming program shipped with a few libraries of graphical "shapes"; now, the Visio libraries include upwards of 15,000 images — everything from crime scene objects and office furniture to generic flow charts, time lines, and maps.

Visio Software Wins PC World and Network World Awards

Intelligent Graphics Technology Garners Recognition for Different Drawing Tasks

SEATTLE, June 4 /PRNewswire/ — PC World and Network World, two leading publications covering PC and networking technology, have recently honored Visio® Standard 5.0 and Visio Enterprise 5.0 with prestigious product awards. PC World selected Visio Standard 5.0 for a 1999 World Class Award for Best Business Graphics Software, while Network World granted Visio Enterprise 5.0 a Blue Ribbon Award in a comparative review of network autodiscovery products. Receiving two awards in separate product categories illustrates the breadth and strength of Visio graphics technology, soon to reach its sixth generation with the launch of the Visio 2000 platform later this year.

Visio Announces Support for Microsoft Office 2000

Future Version of Industry-Leading Drawing and Diagramming Technology Will Offer Integration with Microsoft Office 2000

SEATTLE, June 7 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that the next generation of the Visio technology and product family, Visio® 2000, will offer full support for Microsoft Office 2000. Visio's long-standing support of Microsoft products continues to benefit customers by allowing Visio's drawing and diagramming technology and the business productivity industry standard, Microsoft Office 2000, to be used together. The combination of Visio's intuitive drawing software with the power of Microsoft Office 2000's ease-of-use and look and feel empowers Visio users to get up and running quickly and achieve greater results in less time.

Visio Corporation Uses E.piphany e.4 Analytic Applications to Deliver Product Customization for Online Customers

E.piphany e.4 Closed Loop System is Designed to Provide Immediate Insight into Buyer Behavior; Helps Drive Personalized Customer Interaction and Product Customization

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ — E.piphany, a leader in Web-based analytic applications focused on the customer, today announced that Visio® Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) has licensed E.piphany's E-commerce analytic applications in order to create a closed loop analytic system. The analytic system is designed to help Visio quickly customize products and services for its online customers and to deliver significant advantages in product development planning and time-to-market.

City of Seattle and Visio Corp. to Donate Over $100,000 to Bell Street Connection Project

Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) invites members of the press to attend a donation ceremony for the Bell Street Connection Project. Paul Schell, mayor of Seattle, and Evelyn Sroufe, senior vice president of Worldwide Operations for Visio, will donate $93,484 and $22,500 respectively to the Belltown Business Association's Bell Street Connection Project (formerly the Denny Regrade Association). The money will go toward work already under way to create a clean and safe pedestrian connection between the Belltown neighborhood and Seattle's waterfront area.

Visio contributes to Bell Street project

The Bell Street Connection Project is getting a $115,000 boost from the city of Seattle and Visio Corp. The Connection Project will create a pedestrian-friendly link between the trendy Belltown neighborhood and the Seattle waterfront. Computer software developer Visio, which is contributing $22,500 of the funds, has its headquarters in the World Trade Center Building at the foot of Bell Street.

Visio Corporation Announces Preliminary Third Quarter Results and Expectations for Fiscal 1999 Fourth Quarter

Company Reiterates Guidance for Fiscal Year 2000

SEATTLE, July 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO), the leading developer and supplier of drawing and diagramming software for business and personal computer users, today announced preliminary results for the third quarter ended June 30, 1999. For the quarter, the Company estimates revenues will be $50.0 million and earnings per share will be in the range of $0.29-$0.30, compared to consensus estimates of $53.5 million and $0.35. Third quarter results were impacted by a continued slowdown in sales through the distribution channel and delays in closing several large corporate licensing agreements. The Company expects that revenue for its fourth quarter will be at the lower end of current analyst estimates, or approximately $61.0-$62.0 million. Visio Corp. will release final results for the June 1999 quarter on Wednesday, July 21, 1999.

Visio Stock Plummets After Earnings Warning

Shares of Seattle-based Visio plunged today after the maker of software for computer-aided drawing and diagramming warned that third-quarter earnings won't meet analysts' expectations because of delays in closing several large sales.

Visio Corporation Invites You to Join Its Third Quarter Conference Call on the Web

SEATTLE, July 19 /PRNewswire/ — In conjunction with Visio's Third Quarter earnings release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Wednesday, July 21 at 5:00 Eastern Time with Steve Gordon, CFO, and other members of senior management of Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO). What: Visio Corporation Third Quarter Earnings Release When: 5:00 p.m. EST, July 21, 1999 Where: http://www.videonewswire.com/VISIO/072199/ How: Live over the Internet — Simply log on to the Web at the address above Contact: Peggy Pinkston 206-956-6515

Industry Developers and Corporate Customers Rally Behind New Visio 2000

Company's Next-Generation Platform Changes the Face of Business Communications

SEATTLE, July 20 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it is experiencing a ground swell of developer and corporate customer support for the next generation of its Visio® technology and product family, Visio 2000. The most significant milestone in the company's history, Visio 2000 will serve as the launching pad for future product enhancements and technology initiatives. Companies in a broad range of industries have shown strong support for Visio 2000 as a solutions platform, as well as for its advanced Internet integration, its heightened ease of use, and its ability to deliver a lower cost of ownership when deployed enterprisewide. Those companies include Cable & Wireless plc, Mercata Inc., Microsoft Corp., Sargent & Lundy LLC and Visimation Inc.

Visio Corporation Reports Third Quarter 1999 Results

Company Continues to Penetrate Corporate Market

SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced results for the third quarter of fiscal 1999. Total revenue and earnings per share slightly exceeded the preliminary results reported on July 8, 1999.

Visio Announces Source Code Collaboration Initiative for IntelliCAD Technology

Multivendor Effort to Accelerate Development of AutoCAD-Compatible Technology and Bring Integrated Solutions to Market More Quickly

SEATTLE, July 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced it has formed an independent organization called the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) to collaborate openly with other vendors in the future development of IntelliCAD®, Visio's Autodesk AutoCAD-compatible technology. The ITC has been established as a nonprofit corporation specifically for the purpose of licensing and coordinating broad future development of the IntelliCAD platform among its paying members. It follows in the spirit of the OpenDWG Alliance, through which Visio gave technical and CAD drawers unrivalled access to their DWG files by opening up the source code of the libraries acquired from the Marcomp Corp. in January 1998. The consortium will also provide a free license to members of the public for noncommercial use and modification of the IntelliCAD source code.

Visio Corp. Previews Visio 2000 Technology During Visio Connections Reseller Partner Program Web Seminar

Company Leverages Innovative Technology to Advance Partner Communication

SEATTLE, July 28 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced an upcoming interactive Internet event organized exclusively for members of the Visio Connections reseller partner program. Tomorrow, Visio Connections members will participate in a Web seminar where Visio® 2000, the next generation of the company's technology and product family, will be previewed. Connections members will participate in live demonstrations of Visio 2000 Standard and Technical Editions and will receive a free copy of Discover Visio 5.0 Advanced Interactive Training. The interactive event enables Visio Connections members to submit questions and receive answers in real time during the Web seminar.

Visio Ships Next-Generation Technology: Visio 2000 Standard Edition

Customers Can Now Upgrade to Standard Edition via New Online Upgrade Center at http://upgrade.visio.com

SEATTLE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the availability of Visio® 2000 Standard Edition, the first in a series of four product editions built on the company's groundbreaking Visio 2000 technology. Visio 2000 Standard Edition has been engineered to offer business professionals dramatic productivity gains. It is considerably faster, supports larger drawings, and is easier to learn and use than previous versions. Signaling a new direction for Visio customers, the company also announced the debut of its innovative Visio 2000 Upgrade Center located at http://upgrade.visio.com/. The new Upgrade Center is the central source for information regarding Visio 2000, and is the fastest and simplest means to purchase or upgrade to Visio 2000 Standard Edition.

Tepid Visio Hopes To Catch Fire

Company Creates New Software, Strategy

In a year when technology stocks' spasms on Wall Street have left investors with jaws dropped, Seattle-based Visio's performance barely has triggered a yawn.

Baccano adds Italian spice to Belltown mix

A pair of local entrepreneurs plan to give Belltown diners the experience of an authentic, family-style Italian restaurant, Seattle-style -- that is, with a little help from a sophisticated database system.

Visio Ships New Release of Leading Technical Drawing and Diagramming Software: Visio 2000 Technical Edition

Improved Performance, Support for Larger Drawings and New Precision Drawing Tools Combine for a Compelling Upgrade

SEATTLE, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced the immediate availability of Visio® 2000 Technical Edition, the second Visio 2000 product edition to ship and the latest version of Visio's leading technical drawing and diagramming software for engineers, designers and technical professionals who need to work with CAD drawings. Built on the re-architected Visio 2000 engine that underlies the entire Visio 2000 product family, Visio 2000 Technical Edition delivers significant improvements in performance, support for large drawings and unparalleled ease of use. The new Technical Edition also offers more precision drawing tools and superior CAD file interoperability, as well as a wide range of new and improved drawing solutions for key technical markets such as process engineering, facilities management and architecture/engineering/construction. The intuitive approach of Technical Edition in assembling drawings with Visio's pioneering SmartShapes® technology has proven that engineers, documentation specialists and other technical professionals can produce professional technical drawings quickly and efficiently without using complicated, expensive CAD software.

Fluke Network Inspector Version 4.0 Adds Network Diagramming Capability with Visio Enterprise 2000

Network Management Software Package Now Combines with Popular Visio Diagramming and Documenting Program to Quickly Discover, Monitor and Map Network Devices, Even in Switched Environments

EVERETT, Wash. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sept. 13, 1999 — Fluke Corporation, a leading provider of products and related services for the installation, monitoring and maintenance of communications networks today announced Fluke Network Inspector version 4.0.

New Networking Capabilities in Visio 2000 Professional and Enterprise Editions Debut at Networld+Interop

Company Unveils Expanded Network Autodiscovery Technology, Network Reporting Module and Enhanced Directory Services Diagramming to Help IT Professionals Gain Control of Complex Network Environments

ATLANTA, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Today at NetWorld+Interop, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) unveiled the next generation of its award-winning IT products, Visio® 2000 Professional Edition and Visio 2000 Enterprise Edition. The new Professional and Enterprise Editions are based on the rearchitected Visio 2000 engine, a common graphics technology for creating and exchanging drawings across departments and disciplines. All Visio 2000 product editions are based on the Visio 2000 engine and are targeted at people who want a more intuitive and effective way to communicate. Shipping later this year, Visio 2000 Professional and Enterprise Editions can be previewed Sept. 14 — 16 at the show in Booth No. 1146.

Microsoft to Hold Teleconference on Agreement to Acquire Visio

Microsoft Agrees to Acquire Visio as Part of Mission to Increase Productivity for Businesses

Visio Will Merge with Microsoft and Continue Developing Software-Based Solutions to Meet Needs of Knowledge Workers

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced it has agreed to acquire Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), the leading supplier of enterprise-wide business diagramming and technical drawing software, furthering Microsoft's mission of increasing productivity for businesses large and small — and their knowledge workers — worldwide.

Microsoft Acquiring Visio

Seattle Firm Being Sold In $1.3 Billion Deal

Microsoft has agreed to purchase Visio, a developer of design and diagramming software, for about $1.3 billion in stock.

Microsoft paying $1.3 billion for Visio

Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire Seattle-based Visio Corp. for about $1.3 billion in stock. Visio, the leading supplier of enterprise-wide business diagramming and technical drawing software, will become a division within Microsoft's Business Productivity Group led by Microsoft senior vice president Bob Muglia. Visio president and CEO Jeremy Jaech will lead the new Visio division as a Microsoft vice president. Visio shares closed at $33.50 yesterday but following this morning's announcement jumped 20 percent to $41, still off the 52-week high of $43.50.

Microsoft Acquires Visio as New Component to Office 2000

Microsoft Corp surprised industry observers yesterday with the acquisition of business diagram and technical drawing company Visio Corp, which goes somewhat against the grain of its recent acquisitions and investments. Visio, a long-time partner which Microsoft will acquire via an exchange of common stock valued at around $1.3bn, is still primarily in the packaged software business and doesn't fit the profile of the recent "strategic" deals that Microsoft has been signing up for in the broadband communications and web markets.

Microsoft Agrees to Buy Visio In a $1.3 Billion Stock Deal

SEATTLE, Sept. 15—The Microsoft Corporation is buying the Visio Corporation, a maker of diagramming and technical drawing software, in a $1.3 billion stock deal that helps Microsoft fill a gap in its line of business products.

New Developer Tools in Visio 2000 Professional and Enterprise Editions Debut at Compass '99

Company Unveils Expanded Developer Technologies to Help Developers Gain Control of Database and Software Designs

CHIGAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Today at COMPASS '99, Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) debuted the next generation of its award-winning Visio® developer tools, Visio 2000 Professional Edition and Visio 2000 Enterprise Edition. Both product editions are based on the re-architected Visio 2000 engine, a common graphics technology for creating and exchanging drawings across departments and between disciplines. The Professional and Enterprise Editions provide database and software developers with comprehensive, productive, and affordable ways to visualize and develop information technology systems. Visio developer tools contribute to more accurate design by facilitating communication with team members and end users. Both product editions will ship later this year, but can be previewed Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 at the COMPASS '99 show in Booth No. 308.

FIS Inc. Selects Visio as Development Platform for Facilities Management Products

First Product to Debut at World Workplace Conference

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the World Workplace Conference, Facility Information Systems, Inc. (FIS Inc.) announced that they have joined Visio's Technical Partner Program and will develop a line of facilities management products built upon Visio® 2000 Technical Edition. FIS Inc.'s first product will be Facility Drawing Coordinator (FDC) for Visio and will be available during the first quarter of next year. World Workplace Conference attendees can see the first public preview of FDC for Visio in presentations in both the FIS Inc. booth #1407 and the Visio booth # 231, Oct. 3-5 at the Los Angles Convention Center.

Dataviews' HMI-GO Turns Visio Technical into an Open and Powerful HMI Development Tool New Add-on Tool Now Shipping

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — DataViews Corporation, the leading provider of open and high-performance HMI development tools for creating operator interfaces, today began shipping HMI-GO™ for Visio® Technical, an add-on tool that turns static Visio drawings into powerful human machine interface (HMI) displays. HMI-GO allows engineers to convert flat Visio drawings into production-quality, interactive HMI components, enabling them to more easily add HMI functionality to existing technical diagrams. These diagrams include piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), process flow diagrams (PFDs), industrial control schematics, building automation drawings, HVAC layouts and more. The shipping version of HMI-GO now features support for OPC connectivity, which promotes device interoperability. It also supports unlimited I/O capability, allowing developers to increase the complexity of an HMI display without paying additional, incremental costs.

Visio Forges Global Partnership with Cable & Wireless

Cable & Wireless Makes Visio the Standard Desktop Drawing Tool Around the World

SEATTLE, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Cable & Wireless, a leading international telecommunications provider, signed a global purchasing agreement with Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), the market leader in business drawing and diagramming software. The deal is one of a series of enabling agreements that will establish a series of global partnerships with suppliers of "best in class" information technology products and services. Negotiated by Cable & Wireless and implemented by Compaq Computer Corp., these partnerships are expected to bring savings of about 1 million pounds sterling (US$1.6 million) over two years and deliver service improvements and the latest technology to all Cable & Wireless companies.

Visio Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 1999 Results

SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corporation (Nasdaq: VSIO), the leading developer and supplier of drawing and diagramming software for business and personal computer users, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 1999.

Justice Dept. Eyeing Microsoft, Visio Deal

The Justice Department has decided to look into Microsoft's proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of Visio, a Seattle maker of diagramming software, the companies disclosed late yesterday.

Visio Receives Request for Additional Information Under Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

Visio Shareholder Meeting Scheduled for December 1999

SEATTLE, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today that it has received a request from the U.S. Department of Justice for additional information in connection with the Hart-Scott-Rodino filing relating to the proposed acquisition by Microsoft Corp. Both companies are required to supply additional information and documentation to comply with the request. The request extends the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act for a period ending 20 days after the parties have furnished the information.

Antitrust review for Microsoft-Visio deal

Visio Corp. of Seattle said the Justice Department has requested information about the company's proposed acquisition by Microsoft Corp. The drawing-software company said both companies are required to supply information for the antitrust review, which Visio president Jeremy Haech said "is fairly routine in a transaction of this size." He added that "We remain optimistic that we will complete the transaction in late calendar 1999 or January 2000." Microsoft agreed in September to acquire Visio for about $1.3 billion in stock.

Visio Honored for Outstanding Public Relations and Communications Programs

Visio Receives Two Public Relations Spotlight Awards for Excellence in Interactive PR

SEATTLE, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp.'s (Nasdaq: VSIO) innovative approach to interactive public relations was recently recognized by the Public Relations Society of America Portland Metro Chapter with two Spotlight Awards for excellence in public relations and communications.

Internal Revenue Service Signs Agreement with Visio Corp., Beyond.com and Intellisys Technology Corp

IRS Improves Business Communications and Streamlines Worker Efficiency with Visio 2000

SEATTLE, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), Beyond.com and Intellisys Technology Corp. (ITC) today announced a new agreement for the Internal Revenue Service to license 87,000 IRS employees to use Visio 2000 Standard, Professional and Technical editions. The deal enables the IRS to order Visio product editions from the Internet, then receive them via electronic download delivery.

Visio Corporation Announces Termination of Share Repurchase Program

SEATTLE, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that its board of directors terminated the company's share repurchase program in light of the pending merger with Microsoft Corp.

Visio 2000 Professional Edition Ships

Widespread IT Diagramming Tool Allows Business Decision Makers and IT Professionals to Communicate Visually to Solve Critical Problems

LAS VEGAS, COMDEX, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that the English language version of Visio 2000 Professional Edition is now available and can be viewed this week at COMDEX, the computer industry's most widely attended trade show, in the Microsoft Partner Pavilion, #L5142.

Visio Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Microsoft Deal

SEATTLE - Visio, which makes business diagramming and technical software, said its shareholders approved its merger agreement with Microsoft at a special shareholders' meeting today.

Visio Registered Developer Network Reaches 10,000 Members

Visio Delivers Tools and Resources That Help Developers Create Innovative Solutions

SEATTLE, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced that the Visio Registered Developer Network (VRDN) reached the 10,000 member mark. Launched last February, VRDN is a free online resource and community for developers of custom solutions based on Visio and Microsoft technologies. Membership grew quickly because of VRDN's creative approach to helping developers around the world by providing advanced, premium technical content. That content includes live interactive Web broadcasts, access to tips and tricks, tools and samples, online training, discounts, case studies, and other resources for creating solutions based on the powerful Visio 2000 technology. The Visio Developer Network Web site (www.visio.com/vdn) receives more than 600,000 hits a month, with more than 25,000 individual user sessions.

Visio-Microsoft Deal Clears Antitrust Review

WASHINGTON - Microsoft's $1.26 billion purchase of Visio, a Seattle-based developer of design and drawing software, received Justice Department antitrust clearance, Visio said today.

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Visio

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Seattle-based Visio Corp. for approximately $1.5 billion in stock.

$1.5 billion Visio purchase complete, Microsoft says

SEATTLE - Microsoft yesterday said it completed its acquisition of Seattle-based Visio, a maker of diagramming software, for approximately $1.5 billion in stock.