Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 17:33:21 -0500
Reply-To: Gregory Barnes Nelson <gbn@ASG-INC.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Gregory Barnes Nelson <gbn@ASG-INC.COM>
Subject: SAS Future's Forum
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Greetings! I am soliciting input for the SAS Future's Forum at SUGI 22. The Future's Forum is a panel of SAS Institute Development personnel discussing the future of SAS Software.
With version 6.12 just out the door in December and plans well under way for Version 7, the Future's Forum is an opportunity for folks both attending SUGI and those that will be joining us virtually via SAS-L to voice their opinions.
What we would like is to generate some topics prior to the conference so we have a focused discussion on what the users really want, not what we think people will want to talk about. So please send me your comments about what you would like to see fixed, changed, enhanced, etc. about the next releases of SAS software.
Please respond to me personally and I will post a summary post-SUGI with the panel's perspective. We really need some input prior to the conference so please help out by taking just a few minutes to think about what you would like to see/ hear from the panelists.
--greg barnes nelson
Possible topics could include:
Version 7 functionality
SAS procedures using the Output Delivery System to produce HTML output for display in a Web browser
SAS language, including extensions for naming conventions, separation of execution environments, and new DATA step functionality.
Enhancements for data analysis in release 6.12
New interface for Design of Experiments
New Frame controls and property sheets
Extensions to SCL.
Integration and enhancements for database access
Host systems directions and the overall strategy/ direction for the SAS System