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Microsoft Visio is a chart maker for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

If you need help with this software after installing it on a home computer, please contact a third-party provider in your area.


Microsoft Visio is optional software for your Columbia-owned computer. The cost is $ 4.49 per full-time employee per year. If your department receives IT support from CUIT's desktop support department, Visio is included as part of your desktop support fee and is not subject to any additional cost. If you do not have authorization, you will not be able to download the installer and you will be directed to a page with additional information. If you'd like your department to be able to download the software, please present a card to the CUIT Service Desk and we will check the fee with you and help you with the processing.

Most students can download Visio to their PC for free by Columbias Microsoft-Softwareportal (CBS students should visit the business school student page instead).

Research officers, full-time directors, officers and support staff can also download Visio to their PC Columbias Microsoft-Softwareportal at a strong discount .


Please make sure that your computer meets the necessary requirements to run Visio 2016 for Windows , Visio 2010 for Windows or Visio 2013 for Windows .

Download and installation

  1. Download the installation program (UNI registration required):
    • Visio 2016 32bit for Windows 7,8,10 (497MB)
    • Visio 2016 64bit for Windows 7,8,10 (597MB)
    • Visio 2013 for Windows Vista, 7, 8 (348 MB)
    • Visio 2010 for Vista, 7 (300 MB)
  2. Save the installer to your hard drive and make a note of where you saved it. Double-click the .exe or .iso file, depending on your version of Project. For all versions Run setup.exe or click configuration (within winzip) Accept the EULA, choose Install now and choose Shut down at the last window.

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