A popular software package used to create diagrams, flowcharts and graphs so widely used in the business environment. This software is currently owned Microsoft and is called, respectively, Microsoft Visio.
In 1990 a glorious company Aldus Corporation rapidly approaching its decline. The once popular layout program PageMaker gradually replaced by the program QuarkXPress. best times Aldus already clearly behind. That's when the three employees leave the company. These are Jeremy Jaech and Dave Walter, who were once among its founders, as well as Ted Johnson, the lead developer of the Windows version. PageMaker. They then became the creators of a new company, which at first bore the name Axon Corporation.
By 1992 they introduce their first product and change their name to shapeware. Somewhat later, in November 1992, the company presents its most famous creation - Visio, version 1.0. Then three 3.5-inch floppy disks were enough for its distribution. The popularity of this software quickly became so high that at the end of 1995 the company changed its name again. This time on Visio Corporation. In 1995, the fourth version of the program was released - it already required sixteen diskettes.
By 2000 the program Visio is an exceptionally powerful and successful product designed to solve problems of varying complexity. The program is distinguished by a high level of adaptation to a wide variety of activities. It is used by millions of users. Its creator becomes a leader among companies working in the field of business graphics.
Just then on Visio Corporation and turned her gaze omnipresent and mighty Microsoft. With all the ensuing consequences. The deal was valued at US$1.3 billion. Now the story of what was once a program Visio belonged to another company, almost no one remembers.
Headquarters Visio Corporation was located in the same place as the headquarters Aldus Corporation - in Seattle, Washington, USA (Seattle, Washington, USA).
A detailed history of the development of Visio.