Chapter 12. Interacting with Tableau Server

Not too long ago I had a Tableau engagement in Houston, Texas with a relatively small company in the oil and gas industry. This company was not ready to purchase a copy of Tableau Server. I spent quite a bit of time considering how best to create and deploy a centralized repository to share packaged workbooks and data sources that could be easily shared among Tableau authors and also downloaded by end users for display on Tableau Reader. The security concerns, maintenance difficulties and functionality limitations caused me to really begin to appreciate Tableau Server. Although Tableau Server is not necessary for every environment in which Tableau Desktop is used, it is necessary for many environments, ...

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