SAS Explore: SAS 9.4M8 will be supported until Jan2028, with more maintenance releases scheduled


At SAS Explore, which was held in Las Vegas in September 2023, the future of SAS 9 was clarified in

  • 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.

SUGUKI SAS user group in the UK & Ireland – September & October updates


SUGUKI is an independent SAS User Group, staffed by volunteers – and we are in continuous need of speakers, venues, sponsorship, and general support. Our web site can be found at We’d love to hear from you. We also now have a community on SAS Communities!!

Our events are always 6-8pm on a Thursday, with two SAS presentations and drinks. Sign up below!

06SEP2018 – London SUGUKI meetup – – Come and see David Shannon (Amadeus) present “Come on, Baby, Light My SAS Viya”.
20SEP2018 – Manchester SUGUKI meetup –
04OCT2018 – London SUGUKI meetup – – I’ll be presenting “Converting Annotate to ODS Graphics. Is it possible?” and offering copies of some of my latest ebooks in a free prize draw for attendees!

All these events are free, but you must register for security and capacity reasons.