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November 2020

Dear Readers, 

Thank you for opening the inaugural issue of the SUGA Download! You’ve received this because we know you SAS administrators and architects make the SAS world go ‘round—and we want to come alongside to equip, encourage, and empower. We believe in you.

We also know you’re pressed for time, so we’ll keep it short. Expect a high-level look at upcoming webinars and training, and hand-picked SAS Support Communities posts and SAS blogs. Besides an insider’s view of new offerings, we’ll also curate virtual events we think you’ll like. All packaged for easy grab-n-go.

SAS also has exciting new offerings coming soon, so SUBSCRIBE to stay informed about the capabilities and options that are coming for admins and architects!

SSessoms

Thanks for reading,

Shelley Sessoms
Follow me: @SSessoms
Editor, SUGA Download

 

 


 
SAS Bowl IV: The SUGA Bowl

SAS Bowl IV: The SUGA Bowl

November 10, 2020

Test your SAS (and other worldly) knowledge in a SAS Community trivia event. This live competition features a wide variety of questions, including some geared toward SAS administrators. Michelle Homes from Metacoda in Australia is our guest host and emcee. Make plans to join us on November 10 at 2:00pm ET for this fun game of trivia!

 

Adobe Flash end of life: Mitigation and workarounds

Adobe Flash end of life: Mitigation and workarounds

You’re probably well aware of Flash Player’s year-end demise. What does it mean for your SAS environment? That depends. We want you to know we’re doing everything possible to ease your transition. SAS’ Matt Malczewski provides an overview that includes possible scenarios.

For more articles related to Adobe Flash, visit SAS communities.

 

SAS and Microsoft are accelerating the power of AI for everyone

SAS and Microsoft are accelerating the power of AI for everyone

SAS and Microsoft Azure make it easy to run your data, analytics and AI workloads in the cloud. Now every person in every organization can unlock critical insights on the path to digital transformation. And make decision that are automated, trusted and analytically driven. Find out more about this powerful partnership.

Read SAS EVP, COO and CTO Oliver Schabenberger’s take on the SAS and Microsoft partnership in this blog post.

 

https://blogs.sas.com/content/sgf/2020/09/04/sas-grid-manager-and-sas-viya-a-strong-relationship/

SAS Grid Manager and SAS Viya: A strong relationship

SAS Grid Manager and SAS Viya implement distributed compute according to different computational patterns. They can complement each other in providing a highly available and scalable environment to process large volumes of data and produce rapid results. Learn more about the relationship in this 13-minute video (and corresponding article series) by SAS’ Edoardo Riva.

 

SAS 9 content assessment

SAS 9 content assessment

In this 10-minute SAS YouTube demo, Ajmal Farzam explains and illustrates the SAS 9 content assessment of applications. He shows how content assessment can be used prior to migrating, promoting, upgrading, or modernizing a SAS 9 platform to help with your preparation and planning.

 

SAS 9 and SAS Viya 3.5 Quickstart for Microsoft Azure

SAS 9 and SAS Viya 3.5 Quickstart for Microsoft Azure

The combined architecture of SAS 9 and SAS Viya can be deployed quickly in Microsoft Azure to deliver a cohesive platform. Leveraging Azure’s ability to support automated deployments with Azure Resource Templates, Core Compete has created deployment Quickstarts that support either SAS 9 or SAS 9 Grid with SAS Viya 3.5 and either SMP (single server) or MPP (multiple parallel servers) for SAS Viya 3.5. Interested? Learn more.