SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw Hill Professional and Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced that Tableau 8: The Official Guide by Certified Tableau trainer and bestselling business intelligence author George Peck will make its debut at the Tableau Customer Conference (TCC13) starting today at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. TCC13 attendees will have exclusive first access to Tableau 8: The Official Guide in the conference bookstore before its official availability on September 13, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF48964LOGO) Tableau 8: The Official Guide teaches readers how to create and distribute dynamic, feature-rich data visualizations and highly interactive dashboards. It provides hands-on instruction and best practices to help people meet their business intelligence objectives and drive better decision making. The eBook version and DVD that comes with purchase of the hard copy book also include videos and sample Tableau workbooks. "We do our very best to provide plenty of online training materials and resources but sometimes an old-fashioned book can be a great supplement to help advance your knowledge," said Elissa Fink, Chief Marketing Officer at Tableau Software. "Peck does an excellent job of walking readers through the user interface and explaining relevant terms and foundational Tableau concepts. It's a complementary resource that every Tableau customer will find useful." Peck comprehensively covers the latest version of the Tableau 8 suite of products. He walks readers through Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, and the company's newest hosted product, Tableau Online. A handy function reference guide in the appendix helps readers navigate calculated fields. The eBook provides videos that bring the book's examples to life and invites viewers to follow along in real-time. Peck will have a booth at TCC13 and his book will be available for purchase in the Tableau Bookstore at the event. Tableau 8: The Official Guide is also available for pre-order on Amazon.com. About McGraw-Hill Professional McGraw-Hill Professional, a division of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the medical, technical, and business communities. Its offerings include reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines and online solutions on medical and health, engineering, business, and scientific topics. For more information, visit http://www.mhprofessional.com. McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For additional information, visit www.mheducation.com. About Tableau Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 13,500 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableausoftware.com/trial. Tableau and Tableau Software are trademarks of Tableau Software, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.