New features in future Tableau versions

by Pablo Sáenz de Tejada


This week was Tableau Conference 2015, the eighth conference of the company that this year took place in Las Vegas. During Tuesday’s keynote, Tableau developers show to more than 10,000 customers (and even more if you follow the keynote via streaming) some of the new features that will be available in the next versions of Tableau. some of these new features are really interesting, and I can’t wait to try them to build more meaningful dashboards and discover new insights in our data. Here is a list of some of the new features that will be available soon for Tableau Desktop:

  • Unions in tables directly in Tableau
  • If we are coloring a table with grand totals, we can exclude this so are not colored.
  • Move grand totals from the bottom of the table to the top.
  • Search for specific data points in a scatter plot.
  • Combine polygons in maps directly in Tableau.
  • Mapbox integration.
  • .SHP reading.
  • Use of sheets and charts inside tooltips.
  • K-means cluster analysis directly in Tableau.
  • Global formatting options.
  • Filter different data sources at the same time.
  • Identify and filter outliers directly in Tableau.
  • Device identification, so the dashboards adapts the type of device. Now we can also define different dashboard structure for different devices, so we make sure that the user is always able to see and use the dashboard the best way possible.

Personally, the possibility of filter outliers, the k-means cluster analysis and the sheets in tooltips are my favorite features, and yours?