10 Reasons to Join the Tableau 10 Beta

By Ryan McShane April 12, 2016

Update: Tableau 10 is here! Download now to try out the feature outlined below.

Spring is in the air. You know what else is in the air? The sweet smell of the Tableau 10 beta.

We are excited to announce the Tableau 10 beta is now available. Tableau 10 includes a brand new look and feel, and a host of new features to help you prep, analyze, and share your insights even faster.

Here is a preview of the 10 most exciting features coming in Tableau 10.

1. Cross-Database Joins

Disparate data can now be friends. Join data from different data sources like Excel and Oracle, and create an integrated data source in Tableau. You can also create a Tableau extract of this data source and publish it.

2. Tableau Mobile for Android

You asked and we delivered. Tableau Mobile is coming to Android phones.

3. Device Designer

We’re making it easier for you to share dashboards on any screen. With Tableau 10, you can design, customize, and publish a single dashboard with optimized views for tablets and phones. We’re also adding workbook-formatting control so you can change font styles across your entire workbook with a single click.

4. Global Cross-Database Filters

With cross-database filters, a single filter can apply to more than one data source in a workbook. These filters make it easier to analyze data across multiple data sources.

5. Clustering

With Tableau 10’s powerful Analytics pane, you can do drag-and-drop cluster analysis. Use clustering to visually spot patterns and groups in your data.

6. Custom Regions

Here’s a feature to make sales-planning a breeze. You can make maps of sales territories or regionally explore your data.

7. Web Authoring

Stuck with just a browser? Don’t worry. You can do more on the web. Add published data sources and author dashboards right in the browser.

8. Data-Source Analytics

See what’s hot in your organization with data-source analytics. Monitor data-source usage stats at a glance, and favorite the data sources you use most.

9. Connectors

We're adding and improving our data connectors so you can start analyzing your data faster. Enjoy connections to Google Sheets, Quickbooks Online, Kognitio, memSQL, OData, and WDC 2.0 for web data.

10. Mobile Device Management

Deploy Tableau Mobile at scale. We’re supporting AirWatch and MobileIron for enterprise Tableau Mobile deployments.

Want to Stay Up to Date on the Latest from Tableau?

To help you plan for upcoming releases, we’ve launched a new Coming Soon website with more details on all planned Tableau 10 features. We’ll update the site throughout the beta period with more information, screenshots, and videos.

When Will Tableau 10 Be Released?

We have a timeline for getting Tableau 10 out the door, but we’d first like to get solid usage in beta and fix any bugs. We want your feedback as early as possible to catch any issues and ensure the new features are great. The features included in beta and in the final version of Tableau 10 may change over time as we get feedback from beta users.

Want to Join the Beta?

Check out our beta program to learn more and sign up. Not all functionality described above are available today. Some features will be added in the coming weeks. The beta program is available for existing Tableau customers. Customers with an active maintenance license can upgrade for free when Tableau 10 is released.

Learn More about Tableau 10

Tableau 10 includes a brand new look and feel, and a host of new features to help you prep, analyze, and share your insights even faster. Check out our Coming Soon page for details.


Submitted by Kyle Pasieka (not verified) on


Submitted by Somasundaram (not verified) on

Nice Job!!

Submitted by S D. on

Wooohoo... Finally getting features which are most awaited once

Submitted by maruthinalluri (not verified) on

ohh grt its interesting

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Submitted by a (not verified) on

custom regions! fuck yeah

Submitted by Crystal G. on

Awesome news! Very excited for the Custom Regions feature.

Submitted by Egor Larin (not verified) on

Wooow! That is cool!

But what is about Dynamic Parameters and Auto Save features?

Submitted by Jean Carlo Vignatti (not verified) on

I´m so exciting ! i can´t wait !!!

Submitted by shardy100 (not verified) on

It looks a lot like Qlik Sense to me!

Submitted by Chris Oliver (not verified) on

Stuff we have been waiting for!!

Submitted by Gouse Shaik (not verified) on

My favorite for Tableau 10 is "Cross data connection" i have been looking for this for a long time..

Submitted by Marcio S. on

I installed the version 10 and I migrated my data from version 9.2 and so far there has been no error.

Submitted by Lance Andrewes (not verified) on

If Custom Regions does what I hope it will do, it'll be a game changer for us.

Submitted by Nigel (not verified) on

Will we be able to connect to Power BI models? These are overtaking so will be nice to still have a reason to use the new Tableau.

Submitted by S D. on

We might get these features in Tableau 12

Submitted by franck scandolera (not verified) on

Good news ! Impatient to test the 10. Hoping some nice upgrades for designing and building of dashboard more easily.

Submitted by Jithendra H (not verified) on

How about more new visualizations, may be a
Donut Chart,
Speedometer Chart,
Hierarchical Wagon Wheel Chart,
Hierarchical Tree Map (Zoomable)

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Submitted by Veronica S. on

Very excited for the Custom Regions feature.

Submitted by Sridhar (not verified) on

Dear Team,

With this requesting to work on
1) Default option in parameter
2) Parameter dynamic update based on field
3) Push button on dashboard object

Submitted by Amila J. on

Is the option of connecting KML files available as well?

Submitted by Sridhar Mani (not verified) on

Please let me know where to download 10 beta version

Submitted by Dave weaver (not verified) on

All this is good but may I kindly request the following features, in no particular order...
1. Dynamic updating of parameters.
2. Updating of parameters dynamically.
3. Parameters can update themselves dynamically
4. Parameters update when data refreshes. Dynamically.
5. Automatic updating of parameters.

Submitted by Gopi C. on

Hi filters across multiple data sets will be more fun. I need one small suggestion as follows....

Is it possible to provide some buttons (usually call push buttons) where we can use them as home, back or any specific filter button. (for 'home' button feature currently we are using a sheet by adding home image and applying action on it, however this sheet WONT work for 1st click).

+91 8050777977

Submitted by Eric M. on

When will viz-in-tooltip appear?

Submitted by Chuck Hoopet (not verified) on

Great response, Dave Weaver!

Submitted by Rajiv M (not verified) on

Great!! Can't wait to try all the new features. Cross data connection is the deal maker for me. Yeah!!!!

Submitted by Dave Carey (not verified) on

Perhaps I've missed it but it's not clear to me where or when I can download v 10 beta. So, where and when?? Really want to test this!

Submitted by vijay (not verified) on

Very exited to see Cross data base join which is very helpful.

Submitted by Eresh babu (not verified) on

Wow on android option, cross data, universal filter for multiple data source are the game changers

Submitted by SAS Visual Anal... (not verified) on

hahaha! Whoop-dee-do..

Submitted by Patrick V. on

Hi, very nice! Could you say in concrete when the V10.0 will be released (May/June) ?

Submitted by Srikanth R. on

Very useful and exciting features cant wait for official V10 release

Submitted by baji (not verified) on

Great new features!

Also need:

(a) dates to be automatically updated to the 'today' or 'most recent' date in the corresponding field.
(b) Sorting by any column

Submitted by Mitali (not verified) on

I like the feature for device specific dashboards.

Submitted by Abhay K. on

This is great, looking forward to use mobile feature.

Submitted by Marc R. on

baji - thanks for the comments. We do both a and b today. Please reach out to tech support or your sales team for assistance.

Submitted by g (not verified) on

LOL Yes waiting for all of these features since Tableau 7... Please implement at least one of these in the next version!

Submitted by Bikash M. on

when is the full version of tableau 10 going to be released.?. any new features related to customization in tableau forecasting ?

Submitted by Una C. on

Will SQL Extended properties will be imported with this version ?

Submitted by Srikanth N. on

Can any one please share the tableau 10 beta version software link.

Submitted by Nickolay K. on

what about pre-aggregated data source connection?

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Submitted by chetan (not verified) on

Good Stuff... But in Global Cross-Database Filters; I want to apply filter to Selected worksheets in related datasources or selected worksheets in particular datasource...

Submitted by rajesh adluri (not verified) on

Nice Job... Amazing !!!

Submitted by Syed K. on

Indeed that should be a great addition.. Not sure why this aren't in list yet... :(

Submitted by Tom P. on

I am informed I need to download the "released" version of Tableau 10. Ok, where is that?

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