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SAS experts will hold live events presenting a variety of topics. For the opportunity to ask a specific question, you can register to participate in the live sessions. You can also view previously recorded sessions on-demand at your own convenience to get in-depth information about a particular topic.

Additional live event dates and on-demand videos coming soon!

New to SAS

SAS Studio: An Introduction

This session introduces SAS Studio, a development application for SAS that you access through your web browser.

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Top 10 SAS Support Resources

This session shows you various support resources, including support.sas.com, the main SAS support site. You also learn about SAS blogs, SAS communities, and video and thought leader sites. Great information for SAS novices and experts alike.

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Administrator

Introduction to SAS Administration Tasks in SAS 9.4

This session introduces the basics of SAS platform administration in a SAS Metadata Server environment. It identifies the platform administratorís roles and provides an overview of the tasks performed after initial installation and configuration of SAS.

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SAS Environment Manager   New Topic!

New in SAS 9.4, the SAS Environment Manager is a great new admin tool that provides you with the capabilities and features to monitor your SAS environment and resources in real-time. You can administer, monitor and manage SAS resources, including administering the SAS Web Application Server and monitoring SAS foundation servers. Collect and chart data on metrics for monitored SAS resources, which creates a comprehensive view of resource health and operation. Monitor log events and reporting alerts. Create alerts that are triggered for events you can define.

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Understanding Your Software Order and How to Use the SAS Deployment Wizard to Manage Your Software Depot

This presentation will explain the steps for requesting an upgrade of current software or maintenance release: The content of the order information in the letter received from SAS, Explain the type of order they have, Explaining the process for creating a software depot from the download of DVDs, Software depot options, What is needed to get ready for the install, What to expect when starting the upgrade or doing a new install.

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What Does It Mean to Administer SAS Visual Analytics

This session helps you understand and perform administrative tasks that are specific to SAS Visual Analytics. To get the most out of this session, it is helpful to have a familiarity with the SAS Intelligence Platform.

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Analytics

SAS Enterprise Miner: Getting Started

In this session, you learn how to use SAS Enterprise Miner to create a project, define a data source, create a basic flow process, explore and modify data, perform basic modeling, and score new data.

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Data Mining Tasks with SAS Enterprise Guide

This session covers SAS Rapid Predictive Modeler and model scoring. It also covers recency, frequency, and monetary analysis.

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Ensemble Models and Partitioning Algorithms in SAS Enterprise Miner

This session presents various ensemble models based on partitioning algorithms in SAS Enterprise Miner. These include decision trees, bagging, boosting, gradient boosting, random forests, and ensemble trees.

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Model Selection Techniques in SAS Enterprise Guide & SAS Enterprise Miner   New Topic!

This presentation will answer the what, why and how on model selection. We will take a look at criterion and techniques used for model selection. Why is it important? And why should it be on your list of activities when doing predictive modeling? How to do model selection using SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Enterprise Miner? This presentation will include examples for both SAS products.

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SAS Forecast Server: Getting Started

This session introduces you to SAS Forecast Server. We walk through the eight-step wizard for setting up a new project, navigate the SAS Forecast Studio user interface, review forecasting results, and highlight some of the most commonly used options.

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SAS Text Miner: Getting Started

In this session, you learn how to create a project, access and read unstructured data, perform natural language processing, explore concepts in your document collection, group similar documents, and use unstructured data for predictive modeling.

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Variable Selection Using SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Enterprise Miner

This session addresses the what, why, and how for variable selection. You learn how to do variable selection using SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Enterprise Miner and discover why variable selection is important in predictive modeling.

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Business Intelligence

A Deeper Dive into SAS Enterprise Guide Reporting

This session reviews creating a simple row and column report, creating a graph or chart, adding a prompt, and combining reports in the report builder.

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Filtering Every Which Way in SAS Enterprise Guide   New Topic!

Experienced SAS Enterprise Guide users will witness and gain advice for exploiting a few key data management, integration, and filtering capabilities of SAS Enterprise Guide. Youíll see how your current SAS skills and proficiencies can become even more valuable. If youíve participated in the Deeper Dive into SAS Enterprise Guide Reporting webinar, this is a great way to stretch and strengthen your SAS Enterprise Guide skills.

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SAS Add-in for Microsoft Office: An Introduction

This session is for power users/business analysts who are comfortable working in Microsoft applications, and want to harness the advanced analytical power of SAS. It will illustrate how the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office can be used to query data, run SAS analytical tasks, access SAS reports, and execute SAS stored processes. This can all be accomplished directly from Microsoft Office tools, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Please note that the SAS Add-in for Microsoft Office is licensed as part of SAS Office Analytics, SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Business Intelligence, and other SAS solution product bundles/offerings.

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SAS Enterprise Guide: Getting Started

This session introduces you to SAS Enterprise Guide. You learn how to access SAS data, run tasks, change output format, manipulate data in the Query Builder window, and use the SAS Enterprise Guide programming interface.

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SAS Enterprise Guide: Hidden Gems

This session looks at new and existing functionality in SAS Enterprise Guide to help both novice users and longtime programmers. Learn about filtering options, task and code templates, prompts, computed columns, subqueries, and other topics.

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Customer Intelligence

Optimize Your Way to Awesome Marketing with SAS Customer Intelligence   New Topic!

In this session, youíll learn the benefits of optimizing campaigns and how to use SAS Marketing Optimization and SAS Marketing Automation together to help you get better results.

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Data Management

A Venture Into SAS Data Management

By the end of this meeting, you will understand SAS Data Managementís key characteristics, value and features. It will answer these questions via demonstrations of SAS Data Management and SAS Data Integration Studio interfaces: What is SAS Data Management? When, why, and who should use SAS Data Management? How do SAS Data Integration Studio and SAS Data Management Studio operate?

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Virtualizing Enterprise Data   New Topic!

This session reviews how to use SAS Federation Server to virtualize and deliver enterprise data across an organization with unprecedented security using advanced data masking and encryption, granular role-based permissions, and embedded data quality. SAS Federation Server provides a centralized, web-based console allowing IT to graphically administer, monitor, and maintain data connections applicable to any data governance solution.

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Foundation Tools

Exploring SAS Stored Processes

This session shows how to use SAS Enterprise Guide to access and analyze data. You create SAS Stored Processes from an Enterprise Guide project and from existing SAS programs, and you access stored processes from a variety of SAS client applications.

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Moving Your Programs to the World of DS2   New Topic!

When executed, a DS2 threaded program uses multiple threads. Each thread executes the thread program to concurrently read and transform a portion of the data. The transformed data is then written to output. This session will introduce you to the SAS Data Step 2 programming language to accomplish this. It will explain how to parallelize your data step processing and work more closely with third party RDBMS with in-database processing and integrate with their data types.

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SAS SQL: An Introduction

This session gives you a basic introduction to PROC SQL. Join us to learn about: Basic SQL queries and syntax, Creating columns, sub setting and conditional logic, Introduction to joins, Creating macro variables.

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SAS Studio: Advanced Topics and What's New

Showcasing the latest version of SAS Studio, this session will explore the Visual Programmer perspective, the Batch Submission, Import Data and Query utilities, as well as a look at some of the new tasks.

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SAS/ACCESS: Universal SAS Methods to Access Just About Any Data, Anywhere   New Topic!

This topic will illustrate two universal SAS syntax methods for reading and writing database tables: SQL pass-through and the SAS ACCESS LIBNAME method. Examples of executing these methods will be shown for several diverse data source emphasizing the consistency of the SAS syntax, making it easy for SAS users to apply to any required database. Some Performance considerations and efficiency techniques will be discussed.

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The What, When, and Why of SAS/ACCESS Interfaces

This session introduces the key characteristics and capabilities of SAS/ACCESS interfaces by answering these questions: What are SAS /ACCESS interfaces? What capabilities do they provide? When and why should they be used?

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Top 10 SAS Functions   New Topic!

Have you ever wondered if there are functions that are popular among SAS users? If so, what are they? Join us as we focus on widely-used SAS functions.

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Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your SAS Code

This session teaches you tips and tricks to make your SAS code run more efficiently. There are multiple ways to do most things in SAS, so understanding some coding guidelines (such as limiting the amount of data read) is the key to efficiency.

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What's New in 9.4 Foundation

In this session, you learn about the new features and functionality of SAS 9.4.

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SAS for Hadoop

Preparing Data in Hadoop for Analysis and Reporting   New Topic!

This session reviews how business users, data analyst and scientist can manage, manipulate and cleanse data stored in Hadoop using an intuitive browser interface without any specialized coding skills.† At the end of the session, you will understand load data into Hadoop, profile data and cleanse data of inconsistencies, integrate data with other sources and deliver data for analytical analysis and reporting.

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Programming Techniques for SAS In-Memory Analytics with Hadoop   New Topic!

After a brief overview of several SAS technologies and programming methods for hadoop this talk will describe the architectures that supports †the SAS high-performance grid and the SAS LASR grid, demonstrate examples of SAS programming methods that create SASHDAT data sets in hadoop and execute high-performance analytics procedures with SASHDAT data sources, and demonstrate examples of programming methods that use PROC LASR to start and stop a SAS LASR server, load data into the SAS LASR server memory and execute PROC IMSTAT statements to analyze the in-memory data.

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Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Statistics 7.4: Getting Started

This session introduces SAS Visual Statistics and its capabilities. You see how you can apply statistical modeling techniques to explore data visually.

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SAS Visual Analytics 7.4: An Introduction to Custom Calculations and Aggregations   New Topic!

The interface of SAS Visual Analytics enables you to calculate new data items from your existing data items using an expression builder; you can calculate a companyís profits by subtracting expenses from revenues. In addition to performing calculations on numeric values, you can use calculated data items to create date and time values.

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SAS Visual Analytics 7.4: Tips and Tricks

This session will provide you with options, tips & tricks, and best practices when using SAS Visual Analytics for data exploration and report design.

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SAS Visual Analytics 7.4: Working with Data   New Topic!

Join us as we discuss how Visual Analytics users can define data items within SAS Visual Analytics Explorer or Designer, build data queries using SAS Visual Data Builder, join data and create calculated columns using SAS Visual Data Builder, and use SAS Enterprise Guide for data manipulation.

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SAS Visual Analytics: Getting Started

This session introduces you to the components of SAS Visual Analytics, including the Home Page, the Explorer, and the Designer. It also introduces the Viewer and Mobile BI, the interfaces for viewing SAS Visual Analytics reports.

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SAS Visual Analytics: Getting Started with SAS Visual Data Builder

SAS Visual Data Builder enables analysts and data administrators to perform data preparation for analytics. You can design queries to perform joins, add calculated columns and subset and sort data.

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SAS Visual Analytics: What's New in 7.3

Whatís New in SAS Visual Analytics gives you a quick, convenient overview of new functionality and enhanced features that you might use with the latest releases of SAS Visual Analytics.

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SAS Visual Analytics: What's New in 7.4   New Topic!

You'll get a quick, convenient overview of the new functionality and enhanced features the you might use with the latest releases of SAS Visual Analytics.

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SAS Viya

Accessing and Manipulating Data in SAS Viya   New Topic!

You may have heard of SAS Viya, a modernization of the SAS platform, but you might not be familiar with how to access and manage your data in SAS Viya.

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SAS Visual Analytics 8.1 on SAS Viya: Getting Started   New Topic!

Learn about the new SAS Visual Analytics architecture on SAS Viya. In Visual Analytics on SAS Viya, data discovery and reporting can be accomplished through a single easy-to-use interface. Join us as we explore in-memory data and create interactive reports and dashboards.

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SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning: Getting Started   New Topic!

SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning is designed for the data scientist, statistician and advanced business analyst. Whether you want to program or point and click it provides innovative algorithms and fast, in-memory processing. This session is for the new user. And covers what it is, the value provided and an overview of the capabilities.

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