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Dear Readers,

SAS 9.4 is available and so is What's New in SAS 9.4 – in HTML, PDF and free e-book options!

I spoke with SAS Senior Technical Writer Marie Dexter about the introduction to SAS' latest release.

"What's New in SAS 9.4 is simpler," Marie said. "It’s shorter and more focused on the big product changes rather than the nitty-gritty details. Customers can quickly find important new features and enhancements in SAS 9.4, and then they can link to more details in the product-specific documentation."

Marie has been writing what's-new documentation for 10 years now – a new book for every SAS release since SAS 9. After 50 projects or more, her enthusiasm for SAS software and SAS users still shines through:

"What's New in SAS 9.4 has been really fun to write. I’ve gotten a big-picture view of what SAS 9.4 is all about – a sense of how SAS software products work together while each one continues to innovate. I hope our customers and readers will get that too!"

Take a look and tell us what you think.

Christina Harvey
Editor, SAS Tech Report
What's New
Learn More about SAS 9.4 »
If you're interested in what's new for a particular SAS product or solution, link to its page from the SAS Product Listing: Index A-Z.
New Data Mining Community »
The SAS Data Mining community on is for anyone interested in SAS Predictive Analytics and Data Mining topics. Look for more polls, papers, videos and other resources.
Introduction to Statistical Concepts »
Learn basic concepts critical for understanding and using statistical methods. This new e-course addresses Base SAS, SAS® Enterprise Guide® and SAS/STAT® -- a great starting point for other statistical courses.
Tips & Techniques
Build an SQL Subquery »
The Query Builder in SAS Enterprise Guide produces SQL programs behind the scenes, giving you tremendous flexibility when reading and manipulating data from database tables.
Using Color Names in SAS/GRAPH® »
This usage note links to a document containing of all the predefined color names that are available with SAS/GRAPH software. The note also provides tips on how to specify them.
IF-THEN and Missing Values »
The SAS language is designed to handle missing values. So, what happens if SAS encounters a missing value in an IF-THEN expression? Will you be surprised?
Top 10 SAS Coding Efficiencies »
SAS Training Specialist Charu Shankar shared these tips for saving CPU, I/O, storage, memory and programmer time at the Wisconsin Illinois SAS Users conference.
Webcasts & Events

What’s Hot, What’s Not: Skills for SAS Professionals
On Demand

NESUG 2013
Sept 8-11
Burlington, VT
Early registration closes July 23 

MWSUG 2013
Sept. 22-24
Columbus, OH
Early registration open 

SESUG 2013
Oct. 20-23
St. Pete Beach, FL
Early registration open 

Analytics 2013
Oct. 21-22
Orlando, FL

SCSUG 2013
Oct. 31-Nov. 1
San Antonio, TX
SAS Users Connecting
Fraud and Financial Crimes »
You’re invited to the SAS Customer Connection for Fraud and Financial Crimes, Aug. 20-21. This casual, interactive forum offers an opportunity to share industry practices and exchange information.
SAS Global Forum 2014 »
The call for content is coming soon! Mark your calendars to submit your brilliant ideas, tips and tricks from Aug. 19 - Oct. 21.
Six-City Training Tour »
SAS Education is on the road again! They're bringing two of our most popular courses to six US cities where we don't normally offer classroom training.
Rev Up Your RPMs »
This video by Instructor Peter Christie illustrates modeling techniques through a case study that investigates the causes of burglary using SAS Rapid Predictive Modeler, a part of SAS Enterprise Miner.
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