Take a SAS security journey at SAS Global Forum 2017

Editor's note: Charyn Faenza co-authored this blog. Learn more about Charyn. As the fun of the festive season ends, the buzz of the new year and the enchantment of SAS Global Forum 2017 begins. SAS Global Forum is a conference designed by SAS users, for SAS users, bringing together SAS professionals […]

Post a Comment

More SAS Studio Tips for SAS Grid Manager Administrators: Global Settings

We have seen in a previous post of this series how to configure SAS Studio to better manage user preferences in SAS Grid environments. There are additional settings that an administrator can leverage to properly configure a multi-user environment; as you may imagine, these options deserve special considerations when SAS Studio […]

Post a Comment

Easier Space Management for EV Data Mart Tables in 9.4M4

The report-ready SAS Environment Manager Data Mart has been an invaluable addition to SAS 9.4 for SAS administrators. The data mart tables are created and maintained by the SAS Environment Manager Service Architecture Framework and provide a source of data for out-of-the box reports as well as custom reports that any […]

Post a Comment

Auditing SAS server availability from 30,000 feet

One very useful type of auditing for a SAS administrator is to have summary data about the availability and performance of various resources (platforms, servers, services) from the 30,000-foot view.  Using SAS Environment Manager, it's easy to go in and look at the availability of any one resource over various time spans--for […]

Post a Comment

How to protect your audit trail in a SAS environment

In a number of my previous blogs I have discussed auditing within a SAS environment and how to identity who has accessed data or changed reports. For many companies keeping an audit trail is very important. If you’re an administrator in your environment and auditing is important at your organization, […]

Post a Comment

SAS Studio tips for SAS Grid Manager Administrators: Where are my preferences?

In a previous blog post I explained how end users should code and use shared locations for SAS artifacts, to avoid issues in a SAS Grid Manager environment. Still, they could still fall in some sharing issues, which could have very obscure manifestations. For example, users opening SAS studio might notice […]

Post a Comment

How to stay informed about SAS hot fixes

SAS releases regular updates to software products in the form of hot fixes and maintenance releases. Hot fixes are SAS' timely response to customer-reported problems, as well as a way to deliver occasional security-related updates that can affect any software product. At SAS we call them "hot fixes." Other companies […]

Post a Comment

A quick way to update to SAS Studio 3.5

Update-in-place supports the ability to update a SAS Deployment within a major SAS release. Updates often provide new versions of SAS products. However, when using the SAS Deployment Wizard to perform an update-in-place you cannot selectively update a machine or product. As a general rule if you want to update […]

Post a Comment

Use Percent of Total and Reference Lines to ask better business questions

Reference lines on a visualization are used to help identify goals or targets, acceptable or unacceptable ranges, etc; basically any metric that puts a frame of reference around the values on the visualization. The Percent of Total of a metric is used to help identify a part-to-whole relationship. It answers […]

Post a Comment

Locating Modified Content

As a SAS administrator, you may face situations where you need to locate content that has been modified in the system since a given point in time. If the system has many content developers, discovering all of the folders, libraries, tables, reports, explorations, and similar items that have been modified can be […]

Post a Comment