July 2015

Metacoda Plug-ins 5.0 BETA: Q&A

We’re delighted to announce the BETA version of Metacoda Plug-ins 5.0 is now available for those who are interested in testing it out and getting an early look; it includes our much anticipated Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in. We demonstrated this new plug-in at SAS® Global Forum 2015 in April; and have incorporated much of the great feedback we received.

We’ve also had some questions from SAS customers, asking about V5, particularly how they can benefit from using the Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in. Here are the answers to your most popular questions.

How can the Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in help me with identity synchronization?

The Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in provides an easy way for SAS platform administrators to keep a targeted subset of identities (users, groups and roles) for their SAS environment in-sync with enterprise directories such as Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD). The friendly, Read more

5½ Free Tools to help SAS® Admins and Metadata Specialists

31AUG2015 NOTE: There are now 6 Free Tools as Metacoda Plug-ins 5.0 is released and the Workspace Inspector is available.

SAS® platform administrators face some common challenges and requirements; particularly when exploring metadata or needing to access features of a SAS coding interface while working in the SAS Management Console. Our many years of experience helping SAS platform administrators led us to develop these five (and half) free tools to help us address such issues. We find them useful and we hope that you will too.

1. Make sense of your metadata with the Metadata Explorer

Metadata specialists may be familiar with the METABROWSE tool built into Foundation SAS to examine metadata. With the uptake of SAS® Enterprise Guide® and SAS® Studio, Display Manager (DMS) may no longer be readily available so we Read more