When you install Tableau Server on a Microsoft Azure virtual machine (VM), you still have the advanced capabilities of Tableau Server in a local environment. Running Tableau Server on a Microsoft Azure VM is an excellent choice if you want the flexibility of scaling up and scaling out without having to purchase and maintain an expensive fleet of servers. For instance, you can configure Tableau Server to be highly available, and integrate with all the common enterprise applications (for example, Active Directory) that many organisations rely on.

Tableau Server can take advantage of many native Azure features:

In addition, you can store the data you use with Tableau Server using any of the following Microsoft features. Tableau provides native data connectors(Link opens in a new window) that enable you to connect to data in the following Microsoft data sources:

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