Tableau Updates Product Release Cadence
Tableau is unwavering in its dedication to democratizing data understanding. By offering an intuitive and accessible platform, Tableau helps individuals across all skill levels to interact with complex data sets, uncover meaningful insights, and make informed decisions. This commitment stems from their belief that empowering everyone with the ability to visualize and comprehend data fosters a more data-literate and analytically empowered global community.
To better serve our customers, Tableau will move from four product releases a year to three each year. This shift to three releases annually reflects a strategic move to foster more profound and impactful innovations. By allowing more time between each release cycle, Tableau can dedicate substantial resources to longer-term development projects that have the potential to revolutionize data visualization and analytics with advancements such as Tableau Pulse.
This adjusted approach permits our team to engage in comprehensive research, gather user feedback, and thoroughly test new features, ensuring they are robust and seamlessly integrated into the platform. This measured pace aligns with the industry trend of prioritizing innovation over frequency, giving Tableau the latitude to explore innovative concepts that might require more intricate planning and implementation. Ultimately, this shift underscores Tableau's commitment to delivering not just incremental updates but transformative advancements that empower users to glean deeper insights and make more informed decisions from their data.
Along with the move, Tableau Server will update its overall release and maintenance cadence to align with this updated release cycle. The main changes are described below.
There are no changes to the Tableau Pulse release, set for December 2023.
Tableau Cloud Release Cadence Change
Tableau Cloud will be released every four months. The upcoming 23.3 release will be the final release for 2023. The next release will be 24.1 in early 2024.
Tableau Desktop Release Cadence Change
Tableau Desktop will be released every four months. The upcoming 23.3 release will be the final release for 2023. The next release will be 24.1 in early 2024.
Tableau Server Release Cadence Change
Tableau Server will have a significant release every eight months. The upcoming 23.3 release will be the final release for 2023. The next release will be 24.2 in 2024.
With these changes, our naming convention for all future releases will evolve from xx.1. xx.2 xx.3 and xx.4 to just xx.1, xx.2 and xx.3.
The technical support for Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop will continue to be provided during the same period as maintenance, as outlined in our Supported Versions section of our website.
Thank you, Tableau Community!
Your daily inspiration serves as a catalyst for our endeavors, and your unwavering partnership and support are instrumental in driving every Tableau release. Your outstanding expertise, boundless creativity, and steadfast commitment to utilizing data for problem-solving are the cornerstones of our success. Without your invaluable contributions, these milestones would have remained unattainable.
We look forward to your continued engagement on the Ideas forum.