At SAS Explore, which was held in Las Vegas in September 2023, the future of SAS 9 was clarified in https://blogs.sas.com/content/sasdummy/2023/09/29/sas-9-and-sas-eg/.
- SAS 9.4M8 will be supported until Jan2028.
- There will be future releases of SAS 9, so it will be supported well beyond Jan2028.
- SAS Studio will continue to be the best environment for SAS Viya.
- However, Enterprise Guide will soon be able to access both SAS 9 and SAS Viya.