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Dear Readers,

My first writing assignment at SAS was documenting the DATASETS procedure. I was new to SAS and new to software documentation. As I tried to write examples for statements and options, I remember wanting to know more about their real-world uses. (Connecting with actual users wasn't so easy then.)

Last week, I was reading Greg Nelson's post on the SAS Users Groups blog. Imagine how pleased I was to see my old friend PROC DATASETS still being put to good use!   I've also been pleased to discover so many opportunities for sharing SAS tips and techniques.

Taking on this new role, I no longer have to guess what information you want delivered to your Inbox. You have lots of ways to let me know!  So please take a few minutes to send email or connect on SAS Users Groups LinkedIn or Facebook sites.  I'd love to hear from you!

Christina Harvey
Editor, SAS Tech Report
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Industry-specific SAS® Visual Analytics demos show how easily you can work with interactive reports and explore data. Once you've watched, try interacting with the data on your own.
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Custom Tasks for Enterprise Guide »
With help from Chris Hemedinger's new book, you'll learn to use standard Microsoft .NET tools to create custom tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office.
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Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of SAS PC Files Server and Microsoft Office Files are available. This note details issues around installation and usage.
The Way SQL Works »
Avoid surprises when you submit SQL queries through SAS. The order for submitting statements to SQL is important, but so is the order in which SQL processes your statements.
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