In Tableau 5.0, our passion to create interactive and beautiful visualization has taken us to a new level. We’ve given you more ways to answer questions with your data and more tools for sharing it. And we’ve added a dash of the joy we feel when customers say they love our stuff. Over the next two months we’ll provide a sneak peek of the 5.0 release in this blog.
In fact, to make Tableau 5.0 come to life, we’ve made our visualizations interactive by using a new test version of Tableau Server. (To get more info on this test, click on the Tableau logo in each visualization.)
The first thing we hope you’ll notice about Tableau 5.0 is its new visual treatment of selected data. When you select data it really pops out of the page, while the other data points retreat into the background. Now you’re able to highlight your selection and related data without losing the context of the overall data set.
Perhaps I want to look at high-value sales. I can simply select these points at the top of my graph, which helps me notice that large sales increase at the end of the year as customers make final budget decisions.