Microsoft Visio came into market as standalone product produced by Shapeware Corporation; initially, it is free distributed free on a floppy disk along with MS systems readiness evaluation utility. In 1995, Shapeware Corporation renamed their name to Visio Corporation to gain benefit of market recognition and related product fairness. In 2000, Microsoft bought Visio and rebranding it as a Microsoft Office suite, like Microsoft Project. Later, Microsoft added a Visio for Enterprise Architecture editions with some editions of Visual Studio.NET 2003 and Visual Studio 2005.
In Visio, read and write drawings in VDX or VSD file format. VSD is the basic binary file format uitilized in all the earlier versions of Visio. However, VDX is a well-documented XML schema based format. In Visio 2013, read and write drawings in VSDX or VSDM file formats. These file formats ate desigened based on Open Packaging Conventions standard. However, these VSDx or VSDM file comprises of a group of file archives inside a Zip file. The main difference between VSDX and VSDN is the VSDM files can contain macros.
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