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Dear Readers,

SAS Global Forum is just days away. For those of you who will have the opportunity to attend – congratulations! I'm looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible, so please take a moment to say hi.

For those of you who will be following the conference from home, there are many ways to get a little of the conference feel – even though you'll miss the hugs and laughs. For starters, this year, we are live streaming some of the hottest content. (Add these events to your calendar so that you won't miss them!)

Here are some other great ways to stay in touch:

Waynette Tubbs
Editor, SAS Tech Report
What's New
Communities on SAS »
SAS is upgrading our communities platform (formerly the discussion forums) - You probably notice the first updates already. Other updates and new communities will be coming online over the next few weeks.  If you are new to the communities.sas.com site, read the information found in Communities Help and Usage Tips.
Friday's Innovation Inspiration - Cutting steps with DATA step »
Are you following the Friday series of Post-It notes and articles on the SAS Users Groups blog? One of the most recent ones is about creating efficiencies. You'll see how this author reminded me of my mother when you read it. Let me know about your innovative uses of SAS.
Join the League of Analytic Superheroes
One by one heroes emerge from the darkness, snatching value from the clutches of ambiguity, exposing fraud in a sea of transactional chaos, and innovating in the face of statistical impossibility. Will the League of Analytic Superheroes grow fast enough to finally put an end to a global data epidemic? Current SAS and Teradata customers click here to find out.
Tips & Techniques
Process Variables in an Array in Reverse Order »
Typically, variables in an array are processed in the sequence in which they are stored in the array. But there are times when it is beneficial to process them in reverse order. This SAS Sample even includes a video of SAS Tech Support Analyst Kim Wilson explaining the code line by line.
What's in a Name - SQL Join or SET? »
Set operators and Joins are similar in that they both combine multiple tables or sets to form a result set. That's where the similarity ends. So, what's the difference?
ODS Package Lets You ZIP »
ODS Package allows you to create a ZIP file that includes all of the supporting files that are generated when using the ODS HTML destination.
Choosing to Export Data Only From Output:Export in SAS® Web Report Studio »
By default, users who are assigned the Output:Export capability cannot selectively choose which export task to enable: reports or data. Apply the hot fix in this note to enable you to export only the data.
Webcasts & Events

Analytics 2012
June 14-15
Cologne, Germany
Early bird discount ends April 30! 

Innovative Techniques: Doing More with Loops and Arrays
April 12
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

PharmaSUG 2012
May 13-16
San Francisco, CA
FDA Technical Keynotes Confirmed!

SAS Global
Forum 2012

April 22-25
Orlando, FL
Registration open! 

MWSUG 2012
Sept. 16 – 18
Minneapolis, MN
Call for Papers NOW OPEN! 


SESUG 2012
October 14 – 16
Durham, NC
Call for Papers NOW OPEN! 
SAS Users Connecting
Unofficial Official Guide to SAS Global Forum - The 'Social' Connection »
With social, it's possible to connect with other SAS Global Forum attendees before you even get to the conference. If you aren't attending, follow those who are for that live-event feel. Check out these tips!
Celebrating Your Story »
Have you been using SAS for 15, 25 or even 35 years? If you have, we want to hear from you. Here’s why – we’re launching a new program very soon, the SAS Circle of Excellence. Here are the details.
Training
SAS, on "The Cloud" »
Check out this post on The SAS Dummy blog to learn more about the new SAS learning version for professionals. You'll also find helpful training tips for both programmers and non-programmers.
SAS® Programming Training Bundles: Save Up to 50% »
Distinguish yourself in today's tight job market with SAS Certification. Our Best Value packages make it easy to get everything you need for one low price.
Resources
Overdispersion Models in SAS »
A basic yet rigorous introduction to the several different overdispersion models, an effective omnibus test for model adequacy, and fully functioning commented SAS codes are given for numerous examples.
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