12:45 p.m. Registration

1:00  p.m. Welcome,  Introduction (Joel Orr, Statistics Canada)

1:15 p.m. SAS Canada News (Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada - Toronto)

1:30 p.m. Timing is Everything (David Dean, Statistics Canada)

Abstract: More and more, companies are told to do more with less. Scheduling is one tool that can be used to accomplish this task. By scheduling your SAS jobs, using the SAS Platform Scheduler, to execute in off-peak hours, you can make use of computing resources that might otherwise not be used. If enough people schedule these jobs at off-peak hours, the company will be able to accomplish more with less computing resources.

2:00 p.m. Metacoda – Helping to Keep Your SAS Platform Secure (Michelle Homes, Metacoda - Australia)

Abstract: Metacoda is a a SAS Silver Partner, specialising in the design of products that help organizations to easily understand, explore and report on their SAS metadata. Michelle will tell the Metacoda story and share use cases where SAS customers benefit from Metacoda software in the management, reviewing, troubleshooting, documenting, testing and auditing of a SAS platform installation.

2:20 p.m. Break & Networking  

2:40 p.m. Sync Successfully Plus SAS Metadata Security Validation and Monitoring (Paul Homes, Metacoda – Australia)

Abstract: How do you do SAS 9 platform identity synchronization? What issues have you encountered? Learn how the Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in can help you sync successfully within minutes. Discover how Metacoda helps SAS admins keep their SAS platform secure through validation and monitoring with the Metadata Security Testing Framework. Are you 100% confident users only have access to data assets they should have? Does your platform follow SAS metadata security best practices and how do you ensure security integrity? Paul will discuss these common topics and provide an interactive and live demonstration. Bring your questions!

3:30 p.m. Door Prizes & Closing

"SAS user groups embody the spirit of sharing and collaboration needed to discover and develop best practices. It is these intrinsic values that make each user group a success."

Eric Lacombe, MONSUG President

Questions?
Contact matt.malczewski@sas.com

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