Tableau 8.1.1 is now available to everyone with current maintenance. You can download it from the Customer Account Center.
This release includes an important update to address an issue in in Tableau Server 8.1. It does not affect Tableau Desktop.
After upgrading to Tableau Server 8.1, extracts refreshes and other background tasks would not complete. In the Status table on the Maintenance page, the Background Tasks process would have a permanent “Handling request” status and the Alerts menu would show that one or more extract refreshes had failed. This issue was caused by a system task that was used in earlier versions of Tableau Server but not in the current version. After upgrading to version 8.1, the Background Tasks process could not complete the system task and was unable to process any other tasks.
Tableau strongly recommends upgrading to Tableau Server 8.1.1 as soon as possible.
The above correction is the only change in this release. Tableau Server 8.1.1 is the same product as version 8.1 except for this correction. There is no change to Tableau Desktop 8.1. Read more about this release on the Release Notes page.
This release does not include any changes to the 8.0.x products.
If you have any questions about this upgrade please contact Customer Service.