Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.3

Planning an upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.3? Start here!

Before you upgrade...

Verify Tableau Server is on version 10.3
(Directions Here) Tableau Desktop 10.3 is unable to publish to earlier versions of Tableau Server. Make sure you can still share your data!
Sharing workbook with others?
If you save a workbook in Tableau Desktop 10.3, anyone on an earlier version will be unable to open the workbook. Keep duplicates of your workbooks to be safe!
Test it out first!
Take a look at the Known Issues and install Tableau Desktop 10.3 to make sure everything works as expected. You can install multiple versions on the same computer which will set 10.3 as the default version. Change your default back by following the instructions here: Upgrading Tableau Desktop
Installing on a new computer?
You'll have to transfer your license from one computer to the other. Upgrading Tableau Desktop
Review Tech Specs
Starting with 10.0, Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 10.1 and earlier, and OS X Mavericks are no longer supported. Review the latest tech specs.
See what we fixed


Our latest release has our newest features and fixes. When collaborating, there are a few considerations to take into account.


  • Tableau Desktop can only publish to any same or later version of Tableau Server.*
  • If you publish to a later version of Tableau Server the workbook version will not be upgraded to the Tableau Server version. However, if the workbook is edited using Web Edit then saved over, or the workbook's extract is refreshed, the workbook will be upgraded. If downloaded, that workbook will not be able to be opened in an earlier version of Tableau Desktop.
  • *Tableau Desktop and Server 8.2 and 8.3 are functionally the same, as 8.3 only added Kerberos support. As such, they are interchangeable and fully compatible.

Saving & Opening Workbooks
  • Later versions of Tableau Desktop can open workbooks from earlier versions of Tableau Desktop. However, the workbook version will be upgraded upon saving.
  • Keep multiple versions of a workbook locally to make sure you always have the version you need.
Connecting to Data
  • All versions of Tableau Desktop 8.2 and later can connect to data on any version of Tableau Server 8.2 and later.
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