Released August 2008
See all of 4.0's features in detail here.
Integrated One-Click Maps

Integrated, One-Click Maps

Maps are powerful ways to visualize geographic data. In 4.0, we made maps a one-click visualization type. Using built-in geocoding, Tableau automatically recognizes geographic fields such as country, state and even zip code, and can plot them on a map immediately. No latitude or longitude required.

Our maps also have custom codings. You can add streets, borders and geographic names. We've also included 30 different demographic variables you can layer on top of maps, such as housing unit growth, economic data and more.

And of course, maps are first-class visuals, which means you can use all of Tableau's great features, such as small multiples, filters and even the pages shelf to see trends.

Enhanced Marks and Dashboards

Enhanced Marks & Dashboards

At the core of every release is a new way to look at your data. With 4.0, we added new chart types with Pie Charts alongside major upgrades to the way your data is presented. Think mark transparency, custom mark shapes and other visual cues for easier data manipulation.

We also upgraded dashboards to support web pages, URL actions and custom images. On top of that, we've made dashboards more flexible both in and outside of Tableau. You can embed documents directly into dashboards to support your data visualizations, or even embed dashboards into other programs such as Powerpoint through third-party plugins.

Embeddable Tableau Server

A New Embeddable, Flexible Server

You can embed Tableau Server views into your network, portal, or any internal web page and application. We even provide the flexibility to include or exclude toolbars, comments and quick-filters.

We've also enhanced the overall experience to Server. See a great dashboard but don't want to bookmark the link? You can create a series of favorites. Want to focus on only a subset of the data? You can customize dashboards, save those views and then access them later.

Ultimately, Tableau Server is about extending interactivity and data discovery to everyone in your organization. To that end, Server inherited several features from Tableau Desktop, such as highlighting and interactive hierarchies, empowering users to dive into the data and discover new insights.