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Minneapolis Tableau User Group March 9, 2011

Posted by denglishbi on February 23, 2011

The next Minneapolis Tableau user group meeting is coming up hosted by Alan Wernke.  If you are interested in Data Visualizations then this will be a user group you will want to check out. 


Date: Mar. 9th – 3:00pm CST

Duration: 180 minutes


Lund Food Holdings, Inc.

4100 West 50th Street

Edina, MN 55424

United States

See map: Google Maps

Proposed Agenda:

  • Networking – 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Mike Keys, NumericalTruth.com – 3:30 – 4:00 pm
    Dashboards on Tableau Server — Tableau is an excellent platform for creating dashboards and Tableau Server is a good way to distribute and automatically update them. In this demo I’ll create a simple dashboard and demonstrate some tips and tricks I use to make effective interactive dashboards like highlighting actions and benchmark comparisons. I’ll then publish the dashboard to Tableau Server and show off basic functions available to server users like filtering and data export and basic server functions like extract scheduling and permissions. I’ll end with an overview of the Server licensing models.
  • Shawn Spott, RBC Wealth Management – 4:00 – 4:30 pm
    Niche to Nexus, Driving Business Intelligence Usage — Shawn will outline how RBC Wealth Management took a niche implementation of Tableau and grew it to a major firm resource in less than year. What was the impact of Tableau Server in a self-serve model and some unconventional approaches to driving usage.
  • TBD – 4:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Networking – 5:30 – 6:00 pm

If you are interested in visualizing your data and dashboard solutions then you will want to check out this event – Register Here.

If you are not familiar with Tableau you might want to check out a couple of areas on their site Solutions and Visual Gallery.  You might want to check out a white paper on their site by Derek Comingore, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, titled Self-Service BI Synergies with Microsoft PowerPivot.


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