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Dear Readers,

SAS has recently announced the availability of a maintenance release for SAS 9.2. But how do you know how your organization will be affected by this release? Marie Dexter, author of the maintenance documentation, has written a post on Key Happenings that may answer many of your questions.

For those of you with SAS/STAT®, SAS/ETS®, and SAS/OR® software, Maura Stokes, Director, R&D, and Editor of SAS Statistics and Operations Research News at SAS, says the third maintenance release of SAS 9.2 will automatically include new versions of these products. This post points you to a few details and documentation for the new versions, and the Third Quarter edition of her newsletter, set to mail June 23, will tell you even more! Subscribe now to ensure a copy arrives in your inbox

Finally, for those of you in the health and life sciences industries, you’ll be happy to know that the conference papers from PharmaSug 2010 are now available for download.

Waynette Tubbs
Editor, SAS Tech Report
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Analytical Data Prep 101 Webinar »
Learn to distinguish between data warehouses, data marts and analytic databases, and determine which architecture best suits your organizational needs.
Using Data Set Labels and Format Descriptions to Simplify Application Debugging »
Hansel and Gretel left breadcrumbs as their trail back home. This paper will show you simple ways to leave pointers in SAS® data sets and formats that will help you trace a problem through various programs.
M2010 Approaching! »
Join hundreds of attendees and listen as the brightest minds in analytics share new techniques and trends. Students: Submit your poster abstract for a chance for a free trip to M2010! (Deadline Sept. 1.)
Tips & Techniques
Validation Tools for SAS® 9.2 Business Intelligence Installations »
SAS provides tools to help you validate that SAS software is deployed correctly. SAS 9.2 has several new validation tools, and many existing tools have been enhanced. Learn about these tools and ways that you might use them.
Defining an Oracle Library in SAS® Management Console »
Follow the steps in this tip to access your Oracle library from SAS Business Intelligence clients.
Use PRXMATCH Instead of Multiple INDEX Functions »
The conventional method when searching for a character variable for multiple different substrings is to link several INDEX function calls together with OR conditions. With this tip, you can do it all in a single call.
Create a PDF to Document the Contents of a SAS® Information Map »
Follow the steps in this tip to save information about an information map to a PDF file using the SAS Information Maps LIBNAME Engine (IMLE) and the SAS Output Delivery System (ODS).
Events

Life Science Forum Basel Edition 2010
June 23
Basel, Switzerland

SAS Forum ANZ 2010
Aug. 12
Sydney

Analytics 2011
October 24 – 25
Orlando, FL

SESUG 2010
Sept. 26-28
Savannah, GA

SAS® Forum
CH 2010

Sept. 30
Trafohalle Baden, Switzerland

MWSUG 2010
Oct. 10-12
Milwaukee

WUSS 2010
Nov. 3-5
San Diego

SCSUG Educational Forum
Nov 7-9
Austin, TX

NESUG 2010
Nov. 14-17
Baltimore
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Survival Analysis Using SAS® »
Check out Paul Allison’s fully updated second edition that incorporates the many enhancements in SAS procedures for survival analysis in SAS®9. The book assumes only a minimal knowledge of SAS, but more experienced users still learn new techniques of data input and manipulation.
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