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Last night we released Tableau maintenance versions 8.1.6 and 8.0.10 to address the Heartbleed vulnerability. The releases can be downloaded from either the primary customer download center or the alternate download site. The release 8.0.10 is for customers who are still on Tableau Desktop version 8.0 and is only available on the alternate download site. Information and downloads are also available in our Release Notes.

By Dan Jewett Apr 11, 2014

Tonight's the night! We're inviting you--and all your friends who love data--to celebrate with us around the world. What are we celebrating? One thousand customers in the cloud. This week, we announced that the data revolution is in full swing: 1000 trailblazing customer accounts are using Tableau Online to share analytics securely, quickly and from anywhere. To celebrate, we're buying 1000 beers for people around the world.

By Sasha Pasulka Apr 10, 2014

Update: We have made Tableau versions 8.1.6 and 8.0.10 available. These are the maintenance releases which contain the correction for the Heartbleed vulnerability. The releases can be downloaded from either the primary customer download center or the alternate download site. 8.0.10 is only on the alternate download site. Information and downloads are also available in our Release Notes. By now you might have heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability. Heartbleed is a critical security vulnerability in the OpenSSL software project. OpenSSL is an extremely popular open source software component used by a substantial number of applications and services running on the internet. Tableau is one of many products that include the OpenSSL component to manage the secure communication protocol. On April 7th, the OpenSSL Project released news of the vulnerability and an update to address it.

By Dan Jewett Apr 9, 2014

There is no denying that the adoption of hadoop is increasing. In fact, according to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global Hadoop market is expected to reach USD 20.9 billion in 2018. We are seeing hadoop becoming a core component of customers’ data platforms. Tableau provides a number of hadoop integrations to enable business users to easily tap into the rich data stored in hadoop.

By Ted Wasserman Apr 9, 2014

Whether you have a few digital photo albums or a massive data warehouse—or both—Seagate can help you store your digital data. A leader in the data storage industry, Seagate works with massive amounts of information every day. Says Project Manager Gina Tarammasso, "we talk in terms of terabytes—and in the not-so-distant future we're going to be shipping zettabytes of storage." And how are they able to keep innovating in this space? Well, we recently visited them in California to find out.

By Michelle Wallace Apr 4, 2014

Shhh … it’s a secret! Next week, we’ll be announcing exciting news about Tableau Online. To celebrate, we’re inviting data lovers from all over the globe to mix, mingle and enjoy a few drinks on us. No speeches, no demos, just a chance to network and throw one back with people who are dreaming about what’s possible with data.

By Sasha Pasulka Apr 2, 2014

A few months ago we released a video about embedding Tableau dashboards into Salesforce using Canvas. This lets you get data to your Salesforce users, in the context of their everyday work, so they have the information to make the right decisions. Many of you asked for the documentation for this, and today we're releasing that.

By Ellie Fields Mar 28, 2014

Today’s guest blogger is Slalom Consulting, who is just as excited to be at the Gartner BI Summit in Las Vegas next week as we are. Will you be there too? Then don’t forget to stop by booth #217 to talk data with Tableau, or check out Slalom Consulting at booth #115.

By Janice Robertson Mar 27, 2014

Customer stories are a highlight of the Tableau Conference, and the deadline to submit to speak is April 1 (no joke!). We're still seeking customer stories of all types, and we're especially looking for customer speakers who can present on some key IT topics. Customer speakers get a complimentary full conference pass and VIP perks at conference.

By Sasha Pasulka Mar 27, 2014

When I joined Tableau's Product Marketing Team in January, I immediately sat down and asked myself "How can we make it easier to learn to use Tableau Desktop?" Getting basic familiarity with the product shouldn't be a daunting experience. Thus the Starter Kit was born. Have you downloaded Tableau but don’t quite know where to start? Tried a few things but don’t yet know what you don’t know? Look no further; the Tableau Desktop Starter Kit is here to help.

By Lari McEdward Mar 26, 2014

This week the Tableau team joined Adobe in beautiful Salt Lake City to talk about our new partnership and how we can help our customers access one of the most important sources of digital marketing data. We are at the Adobe Summit showcasing our combined development effort that helps marketers leverage their Marketing Cloud data inside of Tableau.

By Robert Green Mar 25, 2014

In 1947, Kilwins opened its first chocolate shop in Petoskey, Michigan. Since then, nearly 100 franchises have opened their doors across the country. And with decadent offerings such as fudge, ice cream, and a signature treat called the Tuttle, it's no wonder this chocolatier has been so successful! But even with such a delicious existence, something was missing from this business' life. We know, it's hard to believe. But in a recent interview with Jeff Hall—Kilwins' Director of Marketing, Commerce, and IT—we learned what happened when Kilwins added a new ingredient: a better business intelligence tool.

By Michelle Wallace Mar 17, 2014

Pete Misner, a principal in a school district that's located just northeast of Seattle, is passionate about data. And he has always valued its use in the classroom to better understand student needs. In a recent interview, Misner discussed how data can improve decision-making in schools. And as a grassroots data analyst who’s never been afraid to crunch the numbers in Excel, he also explained why better visualization tools can save time and other sparse resources in the educational space.

By Michelle Wallace Mar 10, 2014

Can you make data useful and beautiful? If so, then we hope you'll join us for some friendly competition. Throw down, data-style, in front of our expert judges and prove that you are the best data visualization - "Viz" - competitor the Midwest has to offer.

By Shani Nisman Mar 5, 2014

We’re very pleased to announce that Tableau and Splunk are partnering together to expand the use of machine data throughout the organization. The first yield of this partnership is a new connector to Splunk Enterprise, which is included in the Tableau 8.1.4 maintenance release.

By Ted Wasserman Mar 5, 2014
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