Using Tableau to Expose SharePoint Data

This is a past event

24 people went

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

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The session will start out with a quick overview of Tableau 2018 ~ Desktop, Online and Server. Afterward will be a demonstration of the easiest way to have Tableau import data from two Excel data sources posted to SP. Other more complicated methods will then be discussed. If time permits, an overview of the Tableau Bridge Client will be presented and the pros and cons of online data connections versus extracting data will be mentioned. The session will end with a few minutes for Q&A. Background information can be found at

About the speaker:
Coston is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and a certified project manager (PMP). His best capabilities are in information technology communication, project management, computer networking, database management and design, systems design, IT security and systems’ architecture. Coston has formal training in Oracle, Windows NT & 2000, MS-SQL and project management. Outside of computers, Coston's other hobbies and interest include photography, music, reading, weightlifting and combating homelessness by helping chemically addicted adults in their recovery.

“After teaching my students, they lose their fear and gain confidence to be more efficient… My love of computing started in 1983 when I got my first computer, a Commodore 64, when I taught myself BASIC programming from one of the best training manuals I've ever used. By 1984 a friend of mine from high school and I were teaching federal employees how to use computers in the local computer store to help pay off the costs of the hardware we bought from them,” Coston.

"I fully recommend Coston Dorsey for any organization as an instructor or trainer. I had the privilege to attend one Coston’s training classes for M.S. Project for the Career Prospectors group. Coston did an excellent job in teaching the class in a professional manner. He has the ability to teach it in a way that the most beginner and a more advanced level person could get valuable information from the class. I would definitely take another class taught by Coston and he would be a valuable asset to any organization who need any type of technical training," former student from Apex Systems.