Microsoft has released a new version of Visio Viewer and it is available for free download. Visio 2010 Viewer allows you to view Visio drawings and diagrams created with Visio 2010 and previous versions from Visio 5.0, in Internet Explorer web browser.
By using Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer, Visio users can freely distribute Visio drawings and diagrams to team members, partners, customers, or others, even if the recipients do not have Visio installed on their computers. IE also allows for printing, although this is limited to the portion of the drawing displayed.
Visio Viewer enables users to discover the advantages of using Visio drawings, charts, and illustrations in a Web-based environment.
Viewing Visio drawings is as simple as double-clicking the drawing (files with a .vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, or .vtx extension) in Windows Explorer. Internet Explorer will open, and Visio Viewer will render the drawing in the browser window. You can then pan and zoom in the drawing window by using toolbar buttons, keyboard shortcuts, or menu items in the shortcut menu.
Visio Viewer supports both Visio binary (.vsd) and XML (.vdx) files and it is implemented as an ActiveX control that loads and renders Visio drawings inside Internet Explorer.