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Tableau Expands Partnership with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Fabric to Provide Deeper Insights for Businesses 

Tableau app for Microsoft Teams will enable users to search, share, and interact with Tableau and Tableau Pulse insights from within Teams

Tableau integration with Microsoft Fabric OneLake will provide enhanced data exploration and discovery capabilities for customers

Tableau today announced an expansion to its partnership with Microsoft to deliver deeper, data-driven, and actionable insights by integrating Tableau with Microsoft Teams and enhancing connectivity with Microsoft Fabric. With this announcement, Tableau is delivering on its promise of an open architecture, interoperability, and continuing to prioritize customer success.

Tableau’s integration with Microsoft Teams will enable users to access Tableau’s AI-powered insights and collaborate on them without switching apps or context. The Microsoft Fabric integration will help Tableau users access and use data from OneLake to drive unified insights. These integrations save valuable time by keeping users in the flow of work and by enabling access to their data without duplicating or transferring it to other systems. 

Why it matters: Microsoft is a trusted cloud and data services provider for many Tableau customers. As part of Tableau’s commitment to delivering analytics and AI solutions, these integrations will improve interoperability and enable mutual customers to derive greater value from their data and IT investments. 

Many customers use Microsoft Teams with Tableau, sharing insights derived using Tableau’s leading analytics platform in their conversations and meetings. But today, this sharing doesn’t happen in real time; changes in the underlying data renders these insights outdated or inaccurate. If a user has a follow-up question, they need to leave the Teams app to perform a manual cut-paste for additional analysis, leading to lost productivity and potential data exposure risk. When Tableau and Tableau Pulse apps become available for Teams, these users will be able to provide a more trusted and secure way to share accurate insights with all of the appropriate individuals within the Teams environment. Microsoft products and services are also an important data source users of Tableau need to access to generate analyses and insights. Tableau already integrates with Microsoft services such as SQL Server, Azure Synapse, and Azure Cosmos DB. Adding access to the data in Microsoft Fabric further expands the set of data sources Tableau users can harness for their insights and analyses.

The benefits of data collaboration and AI-powered analysis will allow customers to work more efficiently, make informed decisions, and take advantage of the full potential of their data across platforms. 

Benefits of the expanded partnership with Microsoft include: 

  • Tableau and Microsoft Teams: With Tableau’s app for Microsoft Teams, users will be able to share Tableau visualizations directly in Teams chats and meetings. They’ll also be able to use Tableau to set alerts and subscriptions to be delivered within Teams. With easy access to data insights, they’ll be able to make more informed decisions. In a virtual sales standup, a manager can share live insights about progress toward goals with their team in a Teams meeting with the convenience and security of sharing only desired Tableau dashboard or Pulse metric to the meeting stage.
  • Tableau Pulse and Microsoft Teams: Tableau Pulse is a reimagined data experience, built on the Tableau platform, that empowers employees with intelligent, personalized, and contextual insights. With this new integration, individuals will get personalized insights to better understand ‌trends, outliers, and noteworthy changes to their metrics within Teams. And with a single click, they can go from Tableau Pulse metrics digests in Teams to an exploration page to dig deeper into the data.
  • Tableau and Microsoft Fabric: Microsoft Fabric is an end-to-end analytics platform that brings together data and analytics tools. Microsoft Fabric brings together data services including data warehousing, data science, data engineering, real-time analytics, and business intelligence into a single unified SaaS experience. Microsoft OneLake is a single, unified, logical data lake. The integration of Tableau with Microsoft Fabric will allow users to discover, explore, and uncover insights natively in Tableau and Tableau Pulse based on OneLake data. 

By combining Tableau’s AI and analytics capabilities with Microsoft’s collaboration and analytics tools, organizations can unlock valuable insights and make data-driven decisions directly within their workflows.

Ryan Aytay, CEO & President, Tableau

The Salesforce perspective: “Tableau is such a widely-used and loved platform that we want to do everything we can to provide integrations to give our customers what they need to democratize data and unlock the power of data for all. With Tableau’s integrations with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Fabric, organizations will be able to seamlessly use their data while working together in real time. By combining Tableau’s AI and analytics capabilities with Microsoft’s collaboration and analytics tools, organizations can unlock valuable insights and make data-driven decisions directly within their workflows,” – Ryan Aytay, CEO & President, Tableau

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