Tableau 8.2 Brings Data to the Mac and Data Storytelling to Everyone
Tableau Desktop and Tableau Public now run natively on the Mac; new Story
Points feature helps people create interactive, data-driven stories
SEATTLE, June 19, 2014
SEATTLE, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today
announced the general availability of Tableau 8.2, an update that brings
Tableau to Mac users around the world and adds a feature to help people tell
stories with their data. With Tableau 8.2, Mac users will have a
fully-featured analytics application that lets them ask questions of their
data. Story Points will allow everyone to create interactive, data-driven
stories that they can share with their organizations, networks and the world.
Tableau 8.2 brings data to the Mac and helps everyone tell stories with their
"Mac users now have simpler and more seamless access to their data using this
new version of Tableau Desktop. It's specifically designed from the ground up
to take advantage of the user interface and rich Retina displays that the Mac
OS offers," said Chris Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder of
Tableau Software. "Another key feature of this release is Story Points, which
will help people add extra context, flow and guidance to tell a more
structured story with their data."
People are drowning in data – on the web, in spreadsheets and in databases. In
order to take advantage of all of that data, people need to find new ways to
harness it and unearth the insights that inform decisions. Tableau Story
Points provides a vehicle to tell visually compelling, interactive narratives
that bring insights and actions to life.
Customers using the Tableau 8.2 beta since April have this to say:
o"Tableau's Mac beta has allowed our creative team to collaborate closely
with our BI analysts and marketers to develop a rich collection of
professional, polished reports that showcase Allrecipes unique insights to
our sales team, partners and the food media," said Grace Preyapongpisan,
Vice President of Business Intelligence at Allrecipes.com. "Now our
talented design teams can create and share polished, professional and
insightful reports, which is critical for our success as a business and as
o"Our goal with deploying Tableau is a cultural change around data, where
people are able to easily get to the data quickly, ask advanced questions,
explore, tell stories and derive insights," said Anja Canfield-Budde,
Director, Enterprise Data and Analytics, with University of Washington
Information Technology. "We have been testing Tableau 8.2 to see how it
will impact our existing dashboards. There are a couple of features we are
particularly excited about, specifically Story Points and Tableau Desktop
for Mac. As a large institution with diverse users of Tableau products,
Tableau Desktop for the Mac and the ability to tell the stories behind the
visualizations makes us super excited and productive."
o"Our clients pay us not only for our analysis, but for our guidance as to
what it means and how to interpret it so they can better connect with
their customers and grow their business," said Susan Baier, owner of
Audience Audit. "Story Points allows me to walk my clients through a
sequence of visualizations and accompanying highlights just as if I were
in the room with them. It ensures that key insights aren't lost as the
analysis is shared throughout their organizations. I am now incorporating
Story Points into every project we conduct."
o"Story Points allows us to tell an entire visual story using just one
screen," said Veronica Simoes, General Director at Tableau Brazil partner
PATH. "We are also enjoying the improved maps and the new connection
experience that makes creating joins between tables fast and much more
New Tableau 8.2 features include:
oTableau Desktop and Tableau Public on the Mac OS: The Mac version will
have the same fast, visually compelling and powerful analytics
capabilities available on Windows. It includes support for high-resolution
Retina displays and both in-memory and live connectivity to data sources.
oStory Points: People will now have the power to tell interactive stories
with their data. This feature allows people to combine worksheets and
dashboards into stories that remain connected to the underlying data and
change as the data changes – or as the views and dashboards change. The
stories can then be published to Tableau Server, Tableau Online and
Tableau Public so that anyone can view and engage with them directly in a
browser or on a mobile device.
oVisual Data Window: Tableau 8.2 will include a redesigned data connection
experience that will be simpler and more visual for users.
oUpdated maps: Maps are updated and redesigned to be more beautiful and
engaging than ever before.
oTableau Server Improvements: Updates to the enterprise-class Tableau
Server are designed to simplify administration and support for server
deployments and make the end-user experience even more enjoyable.
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