Microsoft Visio and Project Licensing


  • How do I purchase a Visio or Project license?
  • I don't need Project or Visio anymore - how do I remove it?
  • Why is the licensing changing?


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About Visio and Project

Visio and Project are both available as add-on purchases for the Microsoft Office Suite.

Microsoft Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application. This can be used to make flowcharts, org charts, and other graphics.

Microsoft Project is a project management software product. It is designed to assist a project manager in developing a schedule, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.

Both Visio and Project have desktop clients as well as an online version. The desktop clients are Windows only, while the online version is compatible with any device that has a web browser.

Licensing Changes

Effective February 1st, 2021, we are moving away from department based licensing to individual licensing. This change should save money as only users who have a business need will be licensing the software. This also allows better tracking of the number of users who are actively using both Project and Visio.

Below are steps to purchase a license or how to remove Project/Visio if it's currently installed and no new license is purchased.


Visio and Project licenses are purchased annually and expire at the end of January every year. Below are steps to start/renew access and stop access to Project and Visio.


  1. Follow the steps located here to start/renew access to Project and/or Visio: Article - Microsoft Add-On License Pu... (


If you no longer need access to Project and/or Visio, you can simply not renew come renewal time at the end of January. You will need to remove Project and/or Visio from your device. Follow the steps below to uninstall:


  1. Open settings.
  2. Find Project and/or Visio from the list of installed Software.
  3. Click on the entry and click uninstall.


  1. Open Finder.
  2. Select applications.
  3. Find Project and/or Visio from the list.
  4. Right click on the programs from the list and click "Move to Trash".


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.

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