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Tableau 10 New Features spotlight: Dashboard Sizing, Layout and Device Preview standard

One of the primary struggles for dashboard designers in our world of rapidly proliferating devices is finding ways to make that amazing dashboard you've just created look and function at its best across a variety of desktop, laptop and mobile platforms. Data drives the modern business landscape, and getting important data into the hands of the users that need it when they need it means making your dashboards both available and optimized for all of these formats.  Some new or updated features in Tableau 10 are intended to assist designers and developers in addressing these challenges.  Today we'll be focusing on the Dashboard Sizing, Layout and Device Preview features in Tableau's latest release.  Let's take a look at each ...

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Embedded Analytics: Placing your data resources front and center standard

End user experience is the key to a data-driven culture One of the biggest challenges facing the analysts and data teams within an organization is the struggle to take the wealth of information that an organization’s data resources have to offer and then effectively communicate those insights out to the decision makers and end users throughout the company. Data visualization platforms like Tableau have created outstanding tools that provide a means for complex data to be moved out of the endless database tables and static reports of traditional Business Intelligence platforms and allow that data to be presented more intuitively, interactively and effectively than ever before. However, even the very best visualizations can’t succeed at effectively communicating anything if they ...

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Tableau 9.2 – released today! standard

The release of Tableau 9.2 was announced today - check out the link below for all the details: http://www.tableau.com/new-features/9.2 A number of new features will be included - from the announcement: Mobile Satisfy your data addiction with Tableau Mobile. Download our new iOS app today. Tableau Mobile for iPhone Geolocation Faceted Search Tableau is on the iPhone! Use the native app to see and understand your data with a few taps. Off the grid? Get offline snapshots of your favorite vizzes. Mapping Dive deeper into your geographical analysis with new mapping data and formatting options. Mapbox Map Data Map Options Dialog Integration with Mapbox gives you the ability to build gorgeous map backgrounds and add layers and context. Build the map your data deserves. Visual Analytics Answer questions of your data with expanded visual analytics ...

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Acumen Analytics Helps Users Prepare for Tableau 9.0 Release standard

Plymouth Meeting, Pa –February 12, 2015 – Acumen Analytics is helping to prepare the Tableau Community for the Launch of Tableau 9.0 by hosting the Philly Tableau Tableau User Group (TUG) meetings to support this launch. The Tableau Community is made up of users from across the world, from every type of organization, using data analysis to solve nearly every problem imaginable. Connecting with other Tableau users is often the best way to learn fascinating new ways to approach data discovery and analysis and is the reason why Acumen has a long history of helping customers find one another. Below are local events focused on the launch of Tableau 9.0. Hotel Monaco February 18th ...

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Tableau 9.0 advance look – Level of Detail Expressions standard

In our recent Tableau 9.0 Feature Highlights and Overview post (here) we briefly mentioned the Level of Detail calculation features which will be available with the forthcoming Tableau 9.0 release. This week, we'll take a look in a little more detail at some of the new expressions and the capabilities that these features will provide. The basic idea behind the Level of Detail ('LOD') functionality is that you will have the ability to directly define the 'level of detail' or aggregation granularity level at which a particular calculation should be performed. In previous versions of Tableau, you were often constrained by the levels of the Dimensions in use within the View you were working, or you ...

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