Activate Your Trial in 3 Simple Steps

Step 1

Enter your business email address and click 'Download Free Trial'. Click 'Save' in the pop up on the bottom of your screen.

Step 2

Accept the terms of the license agreement by checking the box. Then click 'Install'.

Step 3

Wait for Tableau to finish installing then complete the form. Click 'Start Trial Now'.

Welcome to Tableau Desktop. We're excited to have you.

The steps and resources below are what you need to start your journey with Tableau Desktop. You'll also find additional resources to continue your learning at the bottom of the page. Viz on!

What is Tableau Desktop?

Before we dive into the content below, let's do quick overview of what Tableau Desktop is. With Tableau Desktop, you can connect to a variety of data sources and start visualizing data.

See Tableau Desktop in Action

Build a Viz

Now that you've connected to data, it’s time to start building a data visualization (viz for short) in Tableau so you can see your data up close.

Watch: Viz building basics

Do: Drag and drop tutorial

Learn how the 'Show Me' menu can help you.

Step 5 - Share & Collaborate

Don't keep your vizzes and insights to yourself - share them with your colleagues. Tableau Server or Tableau Online allows you to publish vizzes to the web so others can interact with your analytics and answer their own questions of the data.

Read: Sharing and collaborating with Tableau

Step 6 - Join The Community of Tableau Fans

The community of Tableau users can’t wait to meet you. Network, ask questions, share ideas, and hear what’s coming next.