Your Ideas: Heard, Considered and Now in Beta

By Ellie Fields November 6, 2012
One of the most exciting parts of the Tableau community is the Ideas site. This is where customers tell us what they want and dream up radical new ideas. Customer, partners and Tableau folks discuss the merits of these ideas and different ways to do them. It’s become a great space for collaborating with customers.

UPDATED 11/28/12 with 3 ideas related to Ctrl+ mouse wheel scroll to zoom in map.

Turns out, Tableau folks weren’t just chatting. Tableau 8 was unveiled in today’s keynote and there are 21 ideas that are actually in beta or partially addressed by new features. Here's a full list:
Notably, the #1 idea, Dashboard Level Filter, is moving into beta. Woot! Tableau developers, program managers, and product folks of all types are in the Ideas forums constantly, trying to understand customer requests and ideas. So you're being heard. Thanks for the ideas everyone, keep them coming.

Comments

Submitted by Thierry J. on

This post is about the ideas that are "actually in beta or partially addressed by new features".

So what does "Active (no change)" means?

Submitted by Damien L (not verified) on

I understand that it means that the idea was not directly adressed in Tableau 8 but that new Tableau capabilities may address partially or totally the issue.

Submitted by Ellie F. on

Active (no change) means the idea status remains Active in the Ideas forum. Yes, typically this means that a v8 feature addresses part of the scenario described in the idea but not all. When an idea is now in a feature that's in beta, we changed the status to Beta.

Comments on the idea thread typically explain a bit more in these cases-- for example, on the Alerts idea, Subscriptions may answer part of the need but doesn't completely solve the scenario.

Submitted by . E. on

How can I get the beta?

Submitted by Michael K. (not verified) on

Would love to know how to get into the beta as well. Currently on 7.0.8

Submitted by Karthik A. on

When is the beta version of T 8.0 getting released ?

Submitted by Tom H. on

Apparently, there's a sign up list to get the beta for v8. Anyone know who is in control of this list? I'd like to sign up!

Submitted by Ellie F. on

Anyone who participated in the v7 beta or attended the Tableau Customer Conference should get an invitation in the mail. Otherwise, you can contact your Account Manager and they'll add you to the beta.

Submitted by (music,musica) (not verified) on

Anyone who participated in the v7 beta or attended the Tableau Customer Conference should get an invitation in the mail. Otherwise, you can contact your Account Manager and they'll add you to the beta. (music,musica)

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