Tableau Online Updates

With Tableau Online, you're always on the latest, most-advanced version of Tableau. We take care of all the updates, monitoring, and infrastructure maintenance so you don't have to. But, it's still important to keep informed about what’s happening. This page will help you plan for any occurrence that may affect your Tableau Online site. Below you'll find informational resources to make you aware of any upcoming events.

Not a Tableau Online administrator? Please see the following resource pages:




If you would like more information about Tableau Online, start here to learn about self-service analytics in the cloud. Read more at Tableau Online Overview and Tableau Online Manual.


What's New?

New and improved functionalities are released regularly. See What's New in Tableau Online for details. After each upgrade, check out the New Features page for more info on all the new functionality. What's newer than new? Features that are Coming Soon.


Tableau Online Status

Visit the Tableau Trust site to learn more about the current status of your Tableau Online environment and upcoming scheduled maintenances.


Tableau Bridge

Tableau Bridge is a stand alone client. For more information about Tableau Bridge, see:


New in Tableau Online 2021.2


Improved Ask Data and Explain Data Experience

We believe that Ask Data and Explain Data can help people make more data-driven decisions, so we made a few improvements. 
  • Viewer Enablement: To democratize data, Ask Data and Explain Data will be available for anyone t your organization with a Viewer license. Viewer enablement means getting critical analytics and data into the hands of business owners and decision-makers across the organization. 
  • Dashboard Lenses: Lenses empower data analysts curate Ask Data experiences using data sources as the single source of truth.  

Jumpstart your Salesforce Data in Tableau Online

Do you use Salesforce? Do you have Salesforce data you'd like to analyze? We have good news to help you accelerate your business. 
  • Salesforce User Authentication: You can now use your Salesforce login credentials to log into your Tableau Online account with the new Salesforce Authentication capability. This feature is live now. 
  • Data Integration Tab: Introducing a new Data Integrations Tab in Tableau Online where you can easily and quickly connect to commonly used data sources and jumpstart data analysis. For Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud customers, a new "Connect to Salesforce Data" button will connect to your Salesforce data and publish it in a ready-to-go Tableau visualization that keeps your data fresh. 


Collections is a new feature designed to help curate, analyze, and share data on Tableau Server, Tableau Online, and through Tableau Mobile. Think of it as your visualization playlist where you can organize relevant and meaningful data for you in one place. You can create collections around topics, add content from across. your site, create custom gallery layouts, and share your collections with others. 

Connected Desktop Experience

Transition from Tableau Online to Tableau Desktop seamlessly without downloading workbooks–that's right, you can navigate from Online to Desktop with a single click. 

Known Issues & Release Notes

Unusual behavior or issues with Tableau Online may be caused by a known issue with the product or a third party change in data delivery. These known issues are listed on the Tableau Support Known Issues site.

When an issue is corrected, it will appear in the Release Notes for Tableau Online.

Many known issues and their possible workarounds are documented in the Tableau Support Knowledge Base, which also contains resolutions for common problems and suggestions for how to use Tableau Online.