Tableau 10 is new and improved!
Here is what you need to know:
1. New look and feel!
Tableau 10 has a new crisp, clean, and inviting interface. Its design is updated with new colors and a slick feel. The visualizations have new themes that minimize clutter and maximize insight. The interface is clean and simple; it lets your data shine with a "less is more" mentality. Tableau 10 offers cleaner visualizations with less "non-data ink". This "Smooth" default setting allows users to focus on what is important.
Tableau 10's highlighter lets you quickly find and highlight data while preserving the context of the data in the view. It allows the user to maintain a holistic view AND capture important details. After selecting "show highlighter" from the discrete field on the marks card, then search for data you're interested in seeing. This new feature has the ability for text search, dropdown menu options, and multiple highlighters per viz. For additional insight, the highlighter tool can be paired with reference lines, bands, mark labels, and parameters.
3. Drag and Drop Clustering
Tableau 10 uses the k-means clustering algorithm with a variance-based partitioning method that ensures consistency between runs. Clustering can be used on any type of visualization - scatter plots, maps, bar charts, etc. Tableau clusters with a recommended number of nodes, but the user can specify the number as well.
4. Custom Territories
There are two ways to create custom territories within Tableau 10 - groups or assigning a territory field as a geographic role. These territories can be created ad-hoc by selecting and grouping areas right on the map (seen below) or by including geographic information in the data and assigning it to a geographic role.
5. Device Designer
With this new feature, dashboards can be designed and previewed to fit numerous different desktops, tablets, and phones. The list includes iPad, Amazon Kindle, Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy S6, iPhone 6, Nokia Lumia, and many more! This simple feature is extremely powerful when trying to optimize viewing across all devices.
6. Cross-database Joins
Now you can create, share, explore, and analyze an entirely new data source from disparate data sources such as SQL Server, CSV, Google Sheets and more!
7. More data source options
With Tableau 10, users have more data source options including: Google Sheets, Kognitio, MemSQL, Presto, and Quickbooks Online.
8. Format THE entire workbook
Tableau 10 offers the functionality to format the entire workbook with just the click of a button. No more tedious clicking through each worksheet, dashboard, and story. Now formatting can be done with one single click!
If you haven't already done so - you MUST check out Tableau 10.0!
AUTHOR - TARA LAURITSEN