It was wonderful to see and talk with so many SAS Administrators at SAS Global Forum this year. If you’re like me, you may have finished the conference wondering why it wasn’t possible to be two places at once because there was so much terrific content that it was impossible to see it all.
I haven’t yet figured out how to be two places at once, but I have compiled a list of some of the great SAS Global Forum 2014 papers that are especially relevant for SAS Admins. Based on conversations with many of you and with the questions we received during the SAS Administrators Panel Discussion, I recommend the following list:
General Administration Topics
A Guide to SAS® for the IT Organization
SAS® Installations: So you want to install SAS?
Top 10 Resources Every SAS® Administrator Should Know About
SAS® in the Enterprise.a Primer on SAS® Architecture for IT
Tips and Tricks for Organizing and Administering Metadata
SAS® Admins Need a Dashboard, Too
The Latest Tuning Guidelines for Your Hardware Infrastructure
Migration, “Modernization” and Moving to 9.4
Helpful Hints for Transitioning to SAS® 9.4
The Top Five Things You Need to Know about Migration
SAS® 9.4 Web Application Performance: Monitoring, Tuning, Scaling, and Troubleshooting
SAS Grid Manager
SAS Grid--What They Didn't Tell You
A Case Study: Performance Analysis and Optimization of SAS® Grid Computing Scaling on a Shared Storage
SAS Grid Manager, SAS Visual Analytics, and SAS High-Performance Analytics: Sharing Hardware and More
SAS Grid Manager I/O: Optimizing SAS Application Data Availability for the Grid
Best Practices for Implementing High Availability for SAS 9.4
If you have a favorite paper that’s not on this list, please leave a comment below.