Google Analytics + Tableau, June 6th in San Diego

San Diego | 6 June, 2013 | 4:00 – 10:00PM PDT Location (map) 750 B Street Suite 1500 San Diego, California 92101 United States Please join us for the San Diego User Group June 6th Agenda: Networking Ben Sullins – Mozilla Ben will be demonstrating a method to easily integrate Google Analytics into Tableau Server….

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Instant Search for Tableau Server in Firefox

Recently, a friend and colleague from across the pond, Craig Bloodworth, created a plugin for Google’s Chrome browser that gave you direct access to your Tableau Server. Now I prefer to use a browser that has my back (eg. Firefox) and I wanted to achieve similar functionality as well. So, with that I looked to…

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Basics of Presentation Design

I see a lot of presentations. In meetings, webinars, and conferences I am frequently sitting in a room or watching something online trying to receive some sort of message from another individual in the form of a presentation. Nine times out of ten, this other person does what most do and show slides that have a…

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Open LDAP Integration with Tableau Server

Providing users access to data and tools that enable them to easily find answers to their questions is/should be the primary mission of BI teams. Some of these interfaces are more exploratory than explanatory, meaning you’re giving the user a tool they can use to find what their looking for rather than prescribing it to…

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How to search your Facebook posts

I’m a huge fan and user of Facebook. I use it for both work and personal reasons. As such, I tend to post a lot of information there that I would love to be able to later reference or retrieve. Unfortunately, this is not possible today, not even with Graph Search. I live my tech…

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less yack, more hack

For the past year I have enjoyed some of the most varied and challenging work of my career. I was at Facebook on IPO day, I’ve spent countless nights exploring San Francisco, I presented on the keynote stage at the Tableau Customer Conference 2012 and I’ve mastered the airport security line. And while I am…

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Adding Google Analytics to your Tableau Server

If you’re a Tableau Server administrator or Publisher of content to Tableau Server then you probably at some point wondered how popular your dashboards and views are. Tableau fortunately has a simple answer to that with their Server Admin views however, if you’ve ever wanted to know more about how your users are using your…

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Migrating Tableau Server to a New Domain

Tableau Server is generally really easy to administer. This is in large part due to having very few configuration items you can adjust. The fewer things you can tweak, the less chance you’re going to break something. Sometimes this leaves for much to be desired, thankfully there are some ways to accomplish this high-level of…

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Your 2013 Big Business Intelligence Strategy

With 2012 behind us, we charge full-speed ahead into the new era of Visual Analytics and Big Data. First, let me define these terms and discuss them briefly, then I’ll break down how to put together your Business Intelligence (BI) ecosystem and organization structure going forward. Visual Analytics The process by which data is consumed…

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