In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the presentation. Take a look at Tim Beese’s answers.
Tim Beese, Software Developer
Is there something interesting about yourself that you could share with us?
I often do hip-hop karaoke with my friends. They even got me to perform ‘Rapper’s Delight' at my wedding reception. I am also a “Rock Band 2” drummer and was at one point ranked in the top 1000 bands worldwide.
How many times have you been to SAS Global Forum?
This will be my third trip to SAS Global Forum. The most memorable experience was the Scott Adams talk 2 years ago. It was one of the funniest presentations I’d ever seen.
What customer pain or business problem were you hoping to solve with your paper, What's New in the Add‐In 4.2 for Microsoft Office?
It has been 3 years since we’ve released a new version of the SAS® Add-In for Microsoft Office. Users are ready for a new release, and they’re excited to see what will be in it. I’m hoping to answer their questions and make them even more eager to get their hands on the new release.
During your presentation, what were the most important highlights or questions that you hoped to cover?
The most important highlights were covering how the Add-In and SAS® Enterprise Guide® share a common framework and also to highlight the new features with reporting and pivot tables in the Add-In.