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There is nothing worse than opening a report in an Excel spreadsheet and seeing pages and pages of columns that provide little or no insight into the data. But text tables do have their place, especially in the financial sector. Here are some things to consider when designing text tables.

By Guest Author Apr 28, 2016

When it comes to analytics, sharing is caring.

By Saskia van Daal Apr 27, 2016

I’ve been educated and inspired recently by the best-selling design classic The Design of Everyday Things by UX guru Don Norman.

By Ben Jones Apr 25, 2016

This is a first in a series of posts about some of the well-known “data-viz rules." We often hear these rules, but the details behind them are often not examined in depth or overlooked completely. I wanted to examine a few of them to better understand and how they should be applied. For the first in the series, I examined the issue of using red and green together.

By Guest Author Apr 20, 2016

I've read a few data-viz books recently. Here are my quick reviews of Alberto Cairo's The Truthful Art, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic's Storytelling with Data, and Isabel Meirelles's Design for Information.

By Andy Cotgreave Apr 18, 2016

Installing Tableau Server is about as easy as it gets with server software. Still, if you're new to it, you can use someone to help you figure out what to prepare and how to go through it. And now we've got you covered. Take a look at the brand-new Tableau Server: Everybody’s Install Guide.

By John Speare Apr 18, 2016

Tableau has a very clean user interface which presents users with only the options that are relevant at that time. But sometimes it’s easy for us users to miss what’s staring us in the face. Here are a few of my favourite hidden tricks in Tableau.

By Guest Author Apr 15, 2016

In this post, we’ll dive into the difference between data extracts and live connections, and when to use them. We’ll also look at publishing data sources to Tableau Online.

By Diego medrano Apr 14, 2016

We’re excited to share Dresner Advisory Services, an independent analyst firm, has recognized Tableau as a leader in mobile analytics. You can read the full report here.

By Jingcong Zhao Apr 13, 2016

If you are a Tableau champion, adoption throughout your organization is a wonderful image to behold, as your new users display child-like joy as they discover the secrets of their own data. But as with all things, growth comes with challenges, and the growth of Tableau in an organization is no different. Here's a guide to help you navigate some of the challenges you might face.

By Guest Author Apr 11, 2016

Tableau’s mission is to help everyone see and understand their data. Keeping that premise in mind I thought I’d share what I have done in the past to make a dashboard available to a wider audience that may not speak English. I know I’ve seen great-looking dashboards which I couldn’t understand because of the language barrier.

By Guest Author Apr 7, 2016

Want to foil the three villains of data visualization? All you need is this quick read from Lee Feinberg. Lee is a data-viz expert, Tableau Ambassador, and founder of DecisionViz.

By John Jensen Apr 6, 2016

One of the most useful lessons I've learned from the Tableau community has been on visualizing dense data in a way that quickly drives insights. Thanks to Tableau Public and its great authors, I found two solutions: by cutting and superposing areas, and by using minimalist rank position. Let me tell you about the first approa

By Guest Author Apr 5, 2016

In December 2015, we announced support for Tableau Server on Microsoft Azure’s virtual machines. Since that time, we’ve seen a number of customers choose to deploy Tableau across their enterprise through Microsoft Azure.

By Dan Kogan Apr 4, 2016

Server admins, have we got an idea for you. To celebrate April Fools' Day, how about changing your logo on Tableau Server or your Tableau Online sites to something fun and quirky?

By Mike Klaczynski Mar 31, 2016

Tableau Online is our fastest growing product, so there’s a good chance you’re new to it. And like any new tool, there are a few things to learn before you begin: What’s this new interface? Where are my workbooks? How do I share them? Here are five quick tips to help kickstart your Tableau Online experience.

By Marshall Daly Mar 31, 2016

Tableau products connect to a wide variety of data sources using named connectors as seen below. These connectors are tuned for performance and Tableau capabilities. We continually evolve these connections and add new ones! And we need your help in testing these new connections.

By Arthur Gyldenege Mar 30, 2016
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