This article assumes that you have Tableau Desktop installed.
Steps to Take
Open Tableau Desktop
Locate the Server menu in the upper left corner.
From the Server menu, select Sign in...
To Sign into the Tableau QA Server use: https://tableau-qa.ucsd.edu
To Sign into the Tableau Production Server use: https://tableau.ucsd.edu
Sign in using your Active Directory username and password. This will be the same username and password you use to log into your computer or email.
You can verify what server you are signed into by opening the Server menu.
After you have signed into the Tableau server you can connect to your Tableau Server data source by clicking on TableauServer from the Connect menu.
A workbook will be created and you will be prompted with a list of data sources you have permission to see. Select a data source by clicking on the data source name. Note: The name of the server you are using will also be listed at the top.
Once you have selected a data source the field names will populate below. Optional: Click on Update Now to see the data in each field
You are now ready to click on Sheet 1 and start development.