I was so excited to try out the new 10.2 support of spatial objects. Indeed it is wonderful when working directly from .shp files!
But imagine my disappointment when I discovered that it won't see spatial objects in SQL Server 2016. I have tons of spatial data there, but still no way to get it to Tableau other than converting it to polygons.
Please support Spatial Objects found in many modern databases, like SQL 2014/2016, PostgreSQL, and others!
Since you now have the main infrastructure, hopefully this won't be a huge ask.
--> Community Manager update [Ciara Brennan]
Connect to spatial data directly from SQL Server (Feature 80973)