On the last day of the first quarter, Tableau released 2022.1. And it has a number of great features. But my two favourite parts are really the Workbook Optimizer and Filter Performance Optimization. Both are going to have a big impact on the speed of dashboards and on how your end users will experience your dashboard.

The Workbook Optimizer is a tool that you can use during/after the creation of your visualizations in Tableau. Using a number of standard tests, Tableau gives tips to optimise the performance of your workbook. It is up to you to carry out these suggestions, or to leave them for what they are.

workbook optimizer 2022.1
2 parts I can adjust to improve my workbook

Super handy for users of all levels. Some of you will already be going through these parts yourself but the fact that it is now automated is really nice. Check out Tableau Tim's short video for a quick explanation https://www.youtube.com/shorts/96p8-tPjM_g or read Dylan's blog for an in-depth look https://theinformationlab.nl/2022/03/29/tableau-performance-workbook-optimizer/

Another feature that will improve the speed of Tableau dashboards is the general Filter Performance Optimisation. Not a whole lot to say about this except that Tableau has done a major overhaul of how Filters work and their impact on the speed of your dashboards. This will allow you to use more filters and the overall interactivity while consuming will feel much smoother and overall be a more enjoyable experience.

Want to see for yourself how these features work? Download the latest version https://www.tableau.com/support/releases/desktop/2022.1 and speed up your dashboards.
For more features such as Ask Data improvements, how to easily change root tables within Tableau's Relationship Model, the updated tool bar on Tableau Server and Online and many more https://www.tableau.com/products/new-features#item-89136