Microsoft on Wednesday released to manufacturing its Visio 2002 diagramming and drawing software. Many of Visio's new features are targeted at software developers, particularly support for XML (extensible markup language), a popular Web standard for businesses to exchange information via the Internet.
The new version goes on sale May 31, the same as Office XP for which Visio 2002 is a complimentary product. The standard version will sell for $199 and a professional version for $499. The upgrade from the standard version will be $99 and $249 for the professional version.