sas.com | email the editor
For many of us, the end of the year means holiday celebrations, vacations, and a time to catch your breath and reflect on the year that passed. Here at SAS, though, we’re not ready to slow down just yet. December has been a busy month for us, and as part of my mission to bring you the latest SAS tips, tricks and resources, I thought I’d mention a few significant December happenings that bring good tidings and cheer to SAS® users.
Dec. 12 marked a significant and highly anticipated software release for us, including lots of new SAS® Viya® capabilities. Enhancements to the SAS Platform include multitenancy for all SAS Viya products, a new visual interface that crosses analytics domains and integrates for a consistent experience across the entire analytics life cycle, and the introduction of new products.
New products on SAS Viya include SAS Data Preparation, SAS Visual Text Analytics, SAS Model Manager and SAS Decision Manager, along with enhancements to SAS Visual Forecasting, SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics, SAS Optimization, SAS Econometrics, and SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning. You can learn more about these products by visiting the SAS Viya products webpage. While you’re there, sign up for a trial and take these products on a test drive. Simply hit the “Try it for free” button on a given product page and sign up. You can either use our sample data and demo scripts or, starting on Dec. 21, test-drive these products using your own data! There’s nothing to download; a web browser is all you need.
December also marked the launch of a beta version of a new search engine on our support website. It’s part of our continuing effort to evolve the site and provide you with the best possible user experience. During the beta period, we’d really love to hear what you think of the new search. Use the “Feedback” button and let us know what’s working well, and what isn’t; what you like, and what you don’t. The beta period closes on Jan. 2, so give it a try and let us know what you think.
If you’re hoping to make good on your 2017 resolutions to advance your SAS knowledge, there’s still time to take SAS training or sign up for a SAS certification exam. We’re offering SAS users in the U.S. a special 30% holiday discount off training and certification purchased and taken before Dec. 31. Perfect for the hard-to-buy-for SAS user in your life. Learn more.
Busy time of the year for sure! Enjoy this month’s newsletter, and since it’s not likely that I’ll talk to you again until 2018, happy holidays and best wishes for the new year!
Editor, SAS Tech Report
Follow me @lalaru102