Planned Tableau 2019.4 Features View Recommendations – View Recommendations connect users to relevant data, especially in areas they did not think about looking for. These are PERSONALIZED recommendations of views and dashboards based on matching tastes between similar users – i.e. “You may also like this because similar users as you have viewed this.” User […]

Tableau 2019.3 Beta was announced at the Tableau Conference in Berlin this past week. Here are a few of the new features coming soon. Explain Data Explain Data gives you explanations for unexpected values in your data with a single click. Available as you’re creating a viz or dashboard, Explain Data uses powerful Bayesian methods […]

Tableau 2019.2 Beta 2 is now available! Tableau Software just announced that Tableau 2019.2 Beta 2 is now available on their beta site. Check out the new features in this final beta release (which means we should be seeing v2019.2 GA real soon, I hope!). You can join Tableau’s Pre-Release program at https://prerelease.tableau.com where you can […]

READY TO TEST IN BETA 1 Vector Tile Maps – Tableau is bringing vector tile background maps to Tableau Desktop and Server. Maps will look sharper and feel smoother than ever before, as you pan, zoom in, and zoom out to explore your geospatial data. Enjoy updated dark, normal, and light default styles, ACS demographic […]

On the last day of 2018, I took and passed the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam. This exam focuses on the foundational functionality of Tableau Desktop and a basic understanding of the product. It costs $100 to take the exam and it is recommended you have 3 or more months of Tableau Desktop experience. Tableau also […]

Chris Love Bio Chris has an extensive background in data analysis spanning 10 years; initially working in SAS and SQL, he was asked to evaluate an early version of Alteryx 8 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Empowered by this new technology, and with an advantage over his peers who were using more traditional […]

RJ Andrews is a data storyteller. He is the author of Info We Trust: How to inspire the world with data https://amzn.to/2ryc4gf , a lavish adventure exploring how to inspire the world with data. RJ is the creator of https://infowetrust.com  where you can enjoy many of his award-winning data stories. When not working on his […]