We're burning the midnight oil getting our website updated tonight (last night by the time you read this). That's because we've got a great new release for you, Tableau 5.1, that is loaded with ingenious features. For all the details, see our "New Features" web page.
Probably the most exciting new capability is the ability for Tableau 5.1 desktop versions to save your public data to the web for embedding in your blog and website -- all for free. The service is called "Tableau Public" and we hope you'll see Tableau visualizations popping up in your favorite blogs and websites.
We're excited about these capabilities to publish public data (or data you want to make public) to the web. People at Tableau are big believers in helping people answer questions more easily with data by making it more visual and more interactive. Instead of viewing static charts or tables, people reading a blog or website can interact with data and answer their own questions. It's a way a blogger or writer can give their readers exactly the content they want. If you want, you can even embed someone else's Tableau Public viz in your own blog or website. Or you can pull down the workbook file and create your own viz.
During our beta, we saw some great examples of people publishing their public data to the web:
Other great features of this release include