New and improved data connectors
Tableau 2021.1 makes it even easier to connect to the data you care about. We've improved Azure connectivity, with connectors to Azure SQL Database and Azure Data Lake Gen 2. We now also support Azure Active Directory with Azure Synapse and Azure Databricks. Additionally, our Snowflake connector now supports virtual data warehouses, and will automatically use your default Snowflake virtual warehouse if none is selected. We've also added a new JDBC driver for SAP HANA on Windows.
Tableau Desktop 2021.1 brings some exciting improvements to make analysing your data even easier. Einstein Discovery, new to 2021.1, brings trusted, real-time predictions and recommendations with no code required. We've also added Quick LOD (level-of-detail) calculations, so you can now use context menus or drag and drop to automatically create a level-of-detail expression.
In Tableau 2021.1, we've added support for KMZ spatial files and Snowflake spatial data.
Sharing your workbook with others?
You might see an error when publishing your workbook. See this Knowledge Base article for more information.
Test it out first!
- You can install multiple versions of Tableau Desktop on the same computer. For example, if 2020.1 is the most recent version installed, it will become the default.
- Change your default back by following the instructions here: Upgrading Tableau Desktop.