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New Features in the 2019.1 Tableau Version

As you may know, we recently upgraded our Tableau server version from 2018.1 to 2019.1. This new version includes several features that we want to summarize here:

Mixed content:

Tableau has improved the browsing experience by offering a mixed content view.  Workbooks, projects, and data sources within a project are now displayed in a single, filterable list. This makes it easier and more efficient to find what you are looking for.   

You can read more about this change here: New Browsing Experience

Ask Data:

This new version also includes a new feature called Ask Data, a natural language processing tool built into Tableau that interprets your data-related questions, written in plain English, and returns an answer, typically in a visual format. Read more about it here.

This month we begin a UW pilot of Ask Data in collaboration with a select group of users and folks from Tableau.


As always, if you have any questions about this upgrade please write us at, and put “Tableau Server Upgrade to 2019.1” in the subject line.