M365 Changelog: (Updated) Visio Personal App in Teams

MC509577 – Updated July 27, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Visio will be available soon as a Teams Personal App. There are no changes to the existing file open behavior, however there are new abilities that the Visio Personal App can provide. Additionally, this change comes with a number of UX improvements to the Office ribbon in Teams to provide a decluttered experience consistent with Office for the Web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109596

When this will happen:

Standard and GCC: this has completed.

GCC-High and DoD: will begin in early August 2023 and expect to complete by late August 2023.

How this will affect your organization:

The Visio personal app will come pre-installed for all users. New abilities that Visio Personal App will provide include:

  • Ability to pin the app to the app bar for easy entry point.
  • Right click the app icon in the app bar to pop out documents in a new window, to allow multi-tasking between Teams chats and document editing.
  • App home page to navigate documents, view recommended files, or create new file. 

Changes to the Office ribbon in Teams include:

  • Introduction of the Share menu, consistent with Office for the Web

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What you need to do to prepare:

No action is required from admins at this time; the Visio personal app will be available to all users.