Now that SAS' clever R&D developers have created SAS Studio (a DMS-like interface to SAS that runs in a web browser) "the sky's the limit" for deploying and accessing SAS software easily.
Last year, we made available a SAS image you could download and run in a virtual environment on your computer and then access through your web browser. And this year there's a new/simpler way where you don't even have to download and run SAS ... it runs on Amazon's servers, and all you need is your web browser!
To try out this new free version of SAS University Edition (free for students, teachers, learners, and academic researchers), follow the directions in this Quick Start guide (note that you will need a credit card to sign up for the Amazon Web Services account). Once you've completed the first 3 steps, you can always start at Step 4 when you want to run it in the future. One small difference from the locally-installed version is that you have to login to SAS (using the 'sasdemo' account, and the secret password that Amazon will give you).
Here are a few screen-captures so you will recognize if you're on the right track!
After you get everything set up, the SAS Studio web interface will look just like it did with the locally-installed virtual image.
Once you've got your SAS Studio window, I invite you to try to copy/paste some of the SAS/STAT examples. For example, under the TTest Procedure section, the first example is "One Sample" and the code and output look like this in SAS Studio...
June, 2015 update: Note that I just now received a $7.50 charge from AWS for the month of May. It appears this would be a recurring monthly charge for using AWS (just a heads-up, in case you are thinking about trying this out!)