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Hey, talk Tableau to me. No, really. This data viz by Jeff Shaffer and Allan Walker takes voice commands.

By Martha Kang Apr 15, 2015

March Madness marks the end to what our sports analyst Dash Davidson calls the “sports purgatory that is the weeks following the Super Bowl." To bridge the gap, Davidson curated a series of sports-related vizzes over on Tableau Public, where the entire month of March was dedicated to sports. Here are a few highlights.

By Martha Kang Apr 10, 2015

Tableau’s mission is to help people see and understand data. Our features are carefully designed to help people transform data into meaning. One area of focus is calculations. The easier it is to express ideas in a calculation language, the more meaning people can generate. The introduction of Level of Detail Expressions in Tableau 9.0 is a breakthrough in this regard. These new expressions let people express powerful concepts using simple statements.

By Bethany Lyons Apr 6, 2015

Tableau Server 9.0 features a number of new capabilities. To support them, we’ve introduced new server processes that you’ll see on the server status page. Here's a brief overview of these updates and how they help maintain High Availability with Tableau Server.

By Neelesh Kamkolkar Apr 3, 2015

When we launched the Tableau 9.0 beta this January, we enjoyed hearing how you were using its new features. Level of Detail (LOD) Expressions were especially hot. So we asked you: How are you bringing data to a #WholeNewLevel in Tableau 9.0? The responses went way beyond LOD Expressions (though we got to see some of your favorites!) and we’re excited to share some of our favorites with you today. Here are nine beta testers who stood out from the pack.

By Michelle Wallace Apr 3, 2015

How can you put the power of Tableau analytics in the hands of every single person in your organization at a large scale, but have fun doing it? Whether you are an administrator, an IT developer, or an end user, Tableau Server 9.0 takes it up to a whole new level with many new capabilities. In this blog, I am excited to announce and provide an overview of the new capabilities in Tableau Server 9.0

By Neelesh Kamkolkar Apr 2, 2015

Here in the United Kingdom where I work, we’re counting down until the general election on May 8. It’s a fascinating election as our nation comes to grips with coalition politics. The extent to which the media controls the outcomes of elections is important and yet hard to quantify. This has become harder since the advent of social media. This year’s event is being called the social media election, and diverse organisations such as the BBC and Buzzfeed will be covering it using their own distinct styles. What does the data tell us?

By Andy Cotgreave Apr 2, 2015

When a company grows as fast as Tableau, sometimes the unexpected happens. This is one of those times. Recently we were alerted to the fact that video of a confidential Tableau product marketing meeting was uploaded to YouTube. We’ve never had a leak like this before—and we took some time to decide the most “Tableau” way of handling it.

By Elissa Fink Apr 1, 2015

These days, many organizations, including Tableau, run their entire business in the cloud. Yet cloud-based analytics and business intelligence has not gained traction nearly as fast as cloud-based apps. But that may soon change.

By Jingcong Zhao Mar 31, 2015

A workplace designed for human beings is what differentiates today’s leading companies. It’s what helps companies attract and retain talent, the number one issue on the minds of CEOs. What does it mean to design a workplace for people? Think about how workers use technology at home versus how they use it at work. You probably know there are some differences, but the gap turns out to be fairly large.

By Jingcong Zhao Mar 26, 2015

When you put data on a map, you're already telling a story. Mapping in data visualization is a fast and powerful way to convey insights. Whether you're dealing with retail analytics trends, disease outbreaks, or government analytics, maps are an essential tool for your dashboards.

By Lucas Stewart Mar 23, 2015

How can data scientists nudge nonprofits to embrace the numbers and the insights within? Start small, says Do Good Data conference founder Andrew Means. Find something you can see through, from start to finish.

By Jason Schumacher Mar 20, 2015

While adorable, gauge charts can be misleading and take up too much space.

By Lucas Stewart Mar 20, 2015

At Tableau, we strive to give users the best tools to analyze their data and arrive at new insights. One such tool for server administrators is the Admin Views feature. Pre-packaged in every installation of server, these views allow administrators to monitor and analyze data from their own Tableau server, thus using BI analytics on their own BI solution.

By Michael Chen Mar 19, 2015

Tableau Online is excited to be the first member of the Tableau family to release the new and improved 9.0 Server experience to our customers. The new user interface is cleaner, more modern, and even easier to use than before. Everyone involved in beta testing has gotten a sneak peek, but we thought it was time for our entire Tableau Online community to be in the know.

By Elaine Chen Mar 18, 2015

I’m a bit of a math dork. As such, I am tremendously excited about Super Pi Day! Clearly, a moment in time as special as 3/14/15 (9:26:53) has to be celebrated somehow.

By Lari McEdward Mar 13, 2015

This month, the Tableau community was abuzz with tips, tricks, and, yes, frustrations. ('I Hate When Tableau Does That'—is as great a read as the title suggests!) Seriously, there's a LOT of excellent training material here.

By Lauren Rogers Mar 13, 2015

Thousands of Tableau enthusiasts joined us to celebrate the launch of Tableau 9.0 during our first-ever Virtual Tableau User Group event this week. The live feed from our Seattle headquarters reached Tableau User Group members across the world, many of them gathered at 25 local TUG viewing parties across the U.S. and Canada.

By Martha Kang Mar 12, 2015
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