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Dear Readers,

After much research and many conversations, our team has proposed a new home page design. It's in the beta version now for you to evaluate, so your feedback is important. A survey is provided for your feedback to help us build the final version. The survey focuses on the new home page, but some of the information that you provide can also influence future enhancements to the site. Renee Harper has explained this a little more clearly in her blog post on Key Happenings.

In September, about 300 SAS users and I went to Savannah, GA, for SESUG 2010. The weather was a bit drippy at times, but the conference was fantastic and the city was lovely. While there, I wrote blog posts during the presentations that I had the pleasure to attend. You can read the posts you missed on Key Happenings. You can also download the SESUG presentations – now available online.

Waynette Tubbs
Editor, SAS Tech Report
What's New
Discovering the Road Less Traveled to SAS® Information »
“The key to using SAS is to find the content and delivery mechanism that … provides what you need when you need it.” SAS’ Renee Harper and Lainie Hoverstad presented this paper at SAS Global Forum 2010 to provide SAS users with tips for searching and aggregating SAS content. Harper will also present this paper at SCSUG 2010 – advance registration ends Nov. 5.
Configuration and Tuning Guidelines for SAS®9 in the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Operating Environment »
SAS customers moving their SAS®9 workloads to the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 may encounter less than ideal response times. SAS and Microsoft have uncovered several performance issues and provide instructions to restore optimal performance.
8 Hints for Getting Started with PROC GLIMMIX
New PROC GLIMMIX user? Cat Truxillo’s been there. Read her post in The SAS Training Post blog for tips.
SAS® Enterprise Guide® Tips: You “Q,” We “A” »
Training is a conversation between teachers and students. David Ghan shares a question he received from a viewer of his instructor tip video, “Exporting Results and Preserving Historical Versions.”
Message from NESUG 2010 Conference Chair »
NESUG 2010 is only a few weeks away. Read this blog post from Lisa Eckler, NESUG 2010 Conference Chair, to get a glimpse of the agenda for Nov. 14-17. Remember, advance registration ends Nov. 4.
Tips & Techniques
ODS HTML as an Alternative to %DS2HTM »
An advantage of using the ODS HTML statement is that you can customize individual columns and table cells, whereas options apply to the entire table with the %DS2HTM macro. This SAS sample shows how to create output using both methods.
Accessing an Oracle Database from SAS® on Microsoft Windows »
Instructions and software requirements included.
Printing Multiple Stored Process Graphs to One Page from SAS® Web Report Studio »
If your stored process generates graphs using SAS/GRAPH® code, you can add some options to the code to control the size of the graphs. Check it out.
Understanding Solve Order in SAS® OLAP Cubes »
Setting Additional Debug Options for SAS® OLAP Server 9.2 »
Tech Resources
SAS® Programming for Enterprise Guide® Users, Second Edition »
Author Neil Constable introduces SAS code that complements SAS Enterprise Guide - small amounts of code in key areas can enrich the experience. This book introduces you to a variety of features that cannot be accessed directly through the task interfaces.
Webcasts & Events

Data Integration 101 Webinar

Business Visualization 101 Webinar

Predictive Analytics

Oct. 19 – 20
Washington, DC

WUSS 2010
Nov. 3-5
San Diego

SCSUG Educational Forum
Nov 7-9
Austin, TX

NESUG 2010
Nov. 14-17
SAS Users Connecting
SAS® Global Forum Connect »
SAS Global Forum 2011 is only a few months away. One of your primary objectives while at the conference should be building and strengthening your SAS network. Update your profile and add connections today.
Facebook Communities
Facebook pages related to SAS or other statistics interests are a great place to connect with like-minded professionals. Here are a few I’ve found:, SAS Analytics, SAS Publishing, SAS Training, INFORMS, The American Statistical Association, South Carolina SAS Users Group, Western Users of SAS Software, SAS Global Forum, North East SAS Users Group. Send me others you find.
SAS® Users Groups »
A users group is an excellent way to help you get the most value from the SAS System. These groups are formed around the globe on the international, regional, local, in-house and special-interest level. These pages can help you find or establish a group to suit your needs.
Data Mining/Survival Analysis Techniques
Look deeper into your data with data mining experts Michael Berry or Gordon Linoff. Attend Applying Survival Analysis to Business Time-to-Event Problems or Data Mining Techniques: Theory and Practice to see how they have solved problems for customers around the world. SAVE 20% on November and December courses!
New Certification Available for Business Intelligence Users »
The SAS Global Certification program has introduced a new credential for BI Content Developers. Certification Specialist Mark Stevens talks about its development and offers tips for preparing for its rigorous exam.
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