SAS Enterprise Guide has come a long way since version 1.0 was released in 1999! Are any of you original users that remember the Help characters, Clippy, Peedy or Merlin? I was working as a statistician for another company that year, and I attended a SAS user group meeting where this magical, point-and-click application was presented – and it actually WROTE SAS CODE FOR YOU! I was mystified, but since my company didn’t have this amazing new software, I promptly forgot the name of the product. Just a few years later, in my first assignment as an instructor with SAS Education, I was asked to learn and teach SAS Enterprise Guide version 1.2. Yes, that same magical application I saw in its infancy!
I have served as the lead developer for our SAS Enterprise Guide training for 15 years, and I’ve watched the software mature, expand in functionality and grow in popularity. I still love teaching Enterprise Guide classes because my students often come to training with frustrations or gaps in their abilities to deal with their data needs, yet they leave enthusiastic knowing Enterprise Guide can solve those problems!
SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 was released in October 2014. And since then, there have been minor updates in version 7.11 (May 2015) and 7.12 (February 2016). There have been so many wonderful new features that have been added in each of these updates that I want to bring them to light! Check out this series of four short videos that demonstrate all the new additions with each of these versions – both for point-and-click users and SAS programmers. And stay tuned for future videos as well! I will have to leave the last video as a cliff-hanger, but I can promise developers are working on some really cool additions for the next update.