It’s almost SUGA Live time!

Firstly, we’d like to send you all a big belated happy SysAdmin Day (the last Friday of July)! Or, as we phrased it last year, Happy SASAdmin Day! Take a moment to appreciate SAS administrators around the world with this SAS Communities Happy Systems Administrators Appreciation Day post (featuring Rob Collum, Bala Arunagirinathan, Ronan Martorell, […]

‘Tis the season. Sending cuddly koala-ity vibes

The Metacoda koalas are sending cute cuddly koala-ity vibes to all our friends around the world. We’ve sure missed seeing you in-person this year, but we count our blessings that our strong and resilient SAS community has done such an amazing job of staying positive and connected via the virtual world. Here in Australia, the […]

A tasty SUGA concoction of eggs Florentine, Docker, Tandoori, HaaS and koalas!

I’ve always loved a good trivia quiz – the friendly competition, adrenalin and camaraderie – so it’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of the monthly SAS Bowl trivia events launched in August. Thanks to the SAS Communities management team for providing such uplifting events in a year when we need all the connection […]

A notable November for SAS fans and administrators

Whatever way you look at it, 2020 has certainly been a challenging and notable year, and November will no doubt be a particularly notable month for many. As we move towards the end of the year, we hope the coming year is a better one for us all. We note there are several SAS events […]

Keeping your SAS platform secure!

SAS platform security is essential in our data-driven world. Do you regularly monitor and test your SAS security model? With ongoing changes – such as increased adoption, department movement, and organization re-structure – how do you ensure your SAS platform stays secure and people only have access to the data assets they’re supposed to? Read […]

Don’t miss these SAS events in September (and the chance to help #SaveTheKoala)

Metacoda customers, partners and staff know very well the many benefits that Metacoda Plug-ins software can bring to an organization. But there’s still nothing quite like the buzz of introducing Metacoda Plug-ins software to someone for the first time, and hearing feedback like this: “The plug-ins are cool!! They easily help to identify all the […]

Strength in numbers and keeping in touch ?

A lot has certainly changed since our March newsletter! On a positive note, we’ve seen ‘strength in numbers’ as people have come together to meet collective challenges. We’ve also witnessed a new respect for the ‘strength in numbers’ as the eyes of the world have turned towards data and analytics for answers and direction. As […]

Impacting people, communities and our planet…

This month we reflect on the fact that in a non-COVID-19 world, we would have been sponsoring and experiencing the Nordic SAS Forums in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark during May. Of course, we’d hoped that these SAS community events could be held later in 2020 (as originally announced), but we’ve recently learned that all […]

SASGF 2020 in DC becomes a virtual conference

After careful consideration of the evolving concerns around COVID-19, SAS Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person SAS Global Forum (SASGF) conference in DC and transform it into a special virtual event. In her LinkedIn article SASGF 2020 conference chair, Lisa Mendez, shared her disappointment, but stressed that she will continue working […]

Flash your #SASGF badge on social!

Counting down to #SASGF (29 March – 1 April)… With SAS Global Forum (SASGF) in Washington, DC, next month, it’s time to get excited and start counting down! To help you prepare, we’ve put together some of our top tips to ensure you have a fun and productive SASGF experience… 1) Join the pre-conference activitives […]