Deleting old backups with SAS Backup Manager

As Gerry Nelson pointed out in an earlier post on 9.4M3, a new interface to the SAS Backup and Recovery Tool is available from the Administration application in SAS Environment Manager.  This new SAS Backup Manager interface makes scheduling regular backups and executing ad hoc backups extremely easy to do [...]

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SAS Visual Analytics 7.3: Check out the sample reports!

New in the 7.3 release, SAS Visual Analytics now provides sample objects.  During installation, the SAS Deployment Wizard prompts you to include sample reports by default.  In addition to eight reports, an exploration and ten sample datasets are also included in the samples. These sample reports and datasets are available by industry [...]

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What’s new in SAS Grid Manager 9.4M3 architecture

If you have, or are considering, SAS Grid Manager, you’ll be excited to hear about two new changes to the product that make it even better for managing and processing in your analytics environment. The two changes were made in conjunction with the release of SAS 9.4M3 in July, and [...]

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Keeping SAS current with Java 7

As of April 15, 2015, Oracle is no longer providing public updates of the Java 7 runtime environment (JRE) or software development kit (JDK). SAS 9.3 and SAS 9.4, however, continue to rely on Java 7 for support of business production. SAS has therefore contracted with Oracle to continue receiving [...]

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Monitor your SASWORK directory from SAS Environment Manager

Everyone who codes with SAS knows what the SASWORK directory space is, and everyone who has ever managed a medium-large installation knows that you need to monitor this space to avoid a huge buildup of worthless disk usage.  One of the most common snarls happens when large SAS jobs go [...]

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Visual Analytics 7.3: A peek at HTML5 interfaces

The new 7.3 release of SAS Visual Analytics not only uses the new HTML5 home page as the entry point to the Visual Analytics environment, but also introduces the new HTML5 viewer. The HTML5 home page interface features a personalized welcome message, tiles for content organization (Recent, Links, Favorites), icons to access [...]

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SAS 9.4: Transport Layer Security (HTTPS) and SAS

Encryption and SAS is a wide ranging topic – so wide it gets its own book and features strongly in both the SAS(R) 9.4 Intelligence Platform: Security Administration Guide, Second Edition and SAS(R) 9.4 Intelligence Platform: Middle-Tier Administration Guide, Third Edition. In this blog we’ll take a high level look at [...]

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Great new functionality for SAS Administrators in 9.4 M3

SAS 9.4 M3 released in July 2015 with some interesting new features and functionality for platform SAS administrators.  In this blog I will review at a very high level the major new features. For details you can see the SAS 9.4 System Administration guide. SAS 9.4 M3 includes a new release [...]

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Use Hub Shared Collections to automatically push VA reports to your users

The SAS Visual Analytics 7.2 release introduces a new look and feel to the Hub with the modern (HTML5) version. It also introduces a new feature, Shared Collections, which allows an administrator to push a Shared Collection to all users’ Hub view, including Guest access. And bonus - it will [...]

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