Category Archives: Top Tips

Tableau on Tour Keynote Speakers – Some Suggestions

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Hi all, I love the Tableau Conference. But I also have a lot of fun at the smaller “Tableau On Tour” events. In particular I love the keynote speeches. We’ve had some crackers recently, with particular recent favourites being Tim … Continue reading

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Empowering Your Tableau Users With Makeovers & Proactive Support

Hi all, More on building that dream Tableau Centre of Excellence function. I’ve previously posted about how to structure your support team and ways to build user engagement with “Tableau Champions”, this post focuses on how you can use Tableau’s … Continue reading

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Building user engagement with Tableau Champions

Hi all, More on building an enterprise Tableau Centre of Excellence. That’s pretty much all I know about hence why I seem to be writing about it a lot… This is a short post about an initiative that is proving … Continue reading

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Hi all, OK here we go. Iron Viz competition time. My first viz in a long time, so it’s good to get back using Desktop again. The first competition this year is the Food Viz contest! 1. The Idea So this … Continue reading

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A Tableau Server Admin Toolkit

Hello again, Here’s another post for you Tableau Server admins. Now Tableau Server runs on Windows. One day I’m sure those fine Tableau devs will release a Linux Server(!). In fact they’d better hurry up or Tamas Foldi is likely … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Speed Record

Hi all, Oh dear – it’s that time of year again. Time for the Iron Viz competition. The first challenge this year is the Wikipedia challenge. Create a viz, any viz, so long as the data comes from Wikipedia. 1. The … Continue reading

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How to initiate IM / Skype / Chat / LastFM session from a Tableau dashboard

Hello everyone. Before I start this I have to admit I nicked the idea completely from Dave Hart of Interworks, who came up with it when he was working with us. But he doesn’t blog or tweet so that leaves me … Continue reading

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