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We’ve seen some people do some pretty creative things with Tableau Dashboards, but using a dashboard to broadcast our Tableau Conference content – why didn’t we think of that?

By Tracy Fitzgerald Dec 10, 2014

What are we grateful for this month? A bountiful harvest of incredible blog posts! It was a bumper crop of Tableau tips and hints for everyone from the beginner on up to Jedi-level. So go ahead—tuck into this delightful spread of Tableau tips, tutorials, and clever hacks!

By Kathleen Goepferd Dec 8, 2014

Tableau is proud to announce that the control procedures for our Tableau Online service have been verified in a SOC 2 Type I report. While Tableau Online has always held itself to extremely high standards, the successful completion of this third-party audit provides Tableau customers assurances that appropriate controls and practices are in place and demonstrates Tableau's ongoing commitment to providing customers a secure and reliable service.

By Elaine Chen Dec 8, 2014

The initial dispatch from our Maps Services team was a popular one, so we've asked the team to keep 'em coming as they march forward in their mission to "to provide ALL our customers with ALL the map options they need and desire." Fortunately, our Maps Service team has a gift for words that rivals their gift for map geekery. In this latest dispatch, they tell us about what's new with maps in the 8.2.4 release, including more flexibility in kanji, German Kreise, and updated US postal codes.

By Sasha Pasulka Dec 8, 2014

“Time is essential." These are the words of Adriana Nunes, a technical coordinator at Disque Denúncia, one of the most respected public safety services in Rio de Janeiro. In this day and age, Adriana’s words are sure to ring true for all of us. But they probably echo a bit longer—and more loudly—if you work in the field of public safety. When it comes to public safety services, resource allocation can be a matter of life and death. By getting the right information at the right time, organizations can dramatically improve their impact.

By Michelle Wallace Dec 4, 2014

In this post, gentle reader, we give you no less than the future. Every year a number of us gather to discuss the state of analytics. What’s new, what’s innovative. Which concepts are emerging, and which promising approaches are finally becoming mainstream. While we can’t promise that we are 100% correct, we can promise an interesting read.

By Ellie Fields Dec 2, 2014

Product Manager Neelesh Kamkolkar announces the launch of Tableau 8.3 which extends Enterprise Security with Support for Kerberos.

By Neelesh Kamkolkar Dec 1, 2014

Tableau Conference On Tour 2014 made its final stop in the bustling city of Tokyo, on 12 November. Over 330 customers, partners and sponsors attended this inaugural On Tour conference in Japan. Customers enjoyed a full day of keynote sessions from notable data analytics leaders, and breakout sessions in both Japanese and English by Tableau customers and the developers who build Tableau. Check out what happened in Tokyo and learn about the insights attendees took home with them.

By Eunice Chen Nov 24, 2014

In just a few weeks, I'll have been working at Tableau for a whole year! What better way to celebrate my "Tableau-versary" than to present this month's round-up of amazing blog posts about Tableau? October was a busy month in the blog-o-sphere. We saw an explosion of creative tips, tricks, and vizzes—and even found out that the Tableau Zen Masters don't know everything. The Tableau community also got wickedly creative this month. KK Molugu built an amazing piece of viz art. And I must give a shout-out to Jonathan Drummey, who wrote what I think may be the best title I've ever seen in a blog post: "O Extract, Where Art Thou?" So what are you waiting for? Check out this month's round-up of Tableau tips, tutorials, and wickedly creative hacks!

By Michelle Wallace Nov 11, 2014

Over the last few years we've seen a huge shift in mobile analytical apps. Mobile analytics is transitioning from limited, standalone apps to analytics that work tightly with other systems. In this video we take a look at how salespeople would use mobile analytics in the field to be more productive. The solution combines SalesforceOne, the mobile app for Salesforce, together with Salesforce Canvas and embedded dashboards from Tableau. We use Heroku Connect to enable real-time updates from Salesforce to the embedded dashboards.

By Ellie Fields Nov 10, 2014

Planes! Trains! Automobiles! Today’s transportation industry is fueled by data. And tons of companies are involved in travel processes—everything from manufacturing your car to flying you halfway around the world. We recently got to interview three of these companies, each of which is using data differently.

By Michelle Wallace Nov 6, 2014

We use data visualizations to tell compelling stories, explain trends, and make persuasive arguments. Communication of data insights is becoming a critical skill for college graduates entering the workforce. We provide free Tableau licenses to teachers and students through our academic programs in the hope of students developing skills working with visualizations. Some colleges and universities are seeing this need and creating specific ways for students to explore data, regardless of their academic background. One of these programs is the Temple Analytics Challenge, hosted by Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology.

By Liz Feller Oct 27, 2014

Last summer, the Governor of Virginia challenged his state agencies to a data competition. Called the “Datathon,” the contest called on government agencies to build data-based applications that could help streamline government, attract businesses, and serve the state’s citizens.

By Christine Carmichael Oct 23, 2014

Kerberos is coming to Tableau very soon. Many of you have asked for Kerberos support to provide single sign-on from the client all the way to the database. Well, I’m excited to announce the beta of Tableau 8.3, which delivers support for Kerberos for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Analysis Server, and Cloudera Impala. Tableau already supports enterprise class security and authentication mechanisms like integration with Active Directory and Identity Management providers with SAML. In addition, Tableau Server supports native authentication for smaller teams that want to use Server out of the box. With the release of 8.3, we are extending that flexibility further to include support for Kerberos.

By Neelesh Kamkolkar Oct 20, 2014

Organization leaders leverage the power of both Tableau and Amazon Web Services to see their data cloud at incredible speed and see it visually in a way that makes it easy to understand, share and make decisions on.

By Lyndi Thompson Oct 15, 2014
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