While these groupings are somewhat subjective, it should provide a good framework for reviewing these changes to Tableau.
Improvements for Admins
The term “admin” can encompass a lot. To clarify a bit, these are new features that help users create datasets, manage user access, and moderate content.
Write to external databases in Tableau Prep
Tableau Prep helps data stewards build the new datasets from different sources and share them with developers. Being able to write to external databases adds flexibility to organizations as they determine where Tableau Prep fits into their data architecture.
SAP HANA connection improvement
This update includes improved integration and an official certification with SAP HANA for Tableau Desktop, Prep, Server, and Online. Tableau provides a lot more information on this feature in a white paper that can be accessed here.
Union spatial files
Being able to union spatial files simplifies the process of analyzing spatial data. Data stewards can use this to create better spatial datasets for analysts.
Assign user roles at sign in
With this update, user roles can be granted to individuals and whole teams as soon as the user signs in. It’s crucial that users have the right access to the right data and content. This update will make this process easier.