Now that we have support for Vista in SAS Enterprise Guide 4.1, this question has bubbled up to the most frequently asked:
"Can I use SAS Enterprise Guide 4.1 with my new SAS 9.2?"
The answer is Yes. You can use SAS Enterprise Guide 4.1 with SAS 9.2 for Windows, when SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS 9.2 are installed on the same machine.
Here is what you cannot do:
- You cannot use SAS Enterprise Guide 4.1 to connect to SAS 9.2 running on another platform or remote machine.
- You will not be able to use SAS Enterprise Guide 4.1 to connect to SAS 9.2-based SAS Metadata Server (not yet released).
Also, the SAS Enterprise Guide tasks do not generate code to take advantage of new SAS 9.2 features (such as ODS Statistical Graphics), but you can certainly use those features within your SAS programs that you submit from within SAS Enterprise Guide.
Sometimes I get this follow-up question:
"Will I be able to use SAS Enterprise Guide 4.2 with my SAS 9.1/8.2 installations?"
The answer to that one is No. SAS Enterprise Guide 4.2 (release scheduled for late this year) supports only SAS 9.2 and later. Why? In short, because it does take advantage of (and relies upon) many of the important new features in SAS 9.2.