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Naming of SAS release

A typical SAS release may have the name  for example SAS 9.4TS1M0.

In addition there may be a revision number showing week and year say 14w24 (week 24 of year 2014).

As I understand it M- stands for maintenance releases. This has solution/fix for customer reported issues

TS stands for technical support

In the above release TS1 - Technical Support 1

and M0- maintenance release 0

My question is what improvements this TS represent?

 


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‎12-22-2017 01:27 PM
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I would like to thanks every body individually for taking your precious time and sharing your knowledge and thoughts on the issue.
SAS is a carefully crafted product. It is my opinion that there must be some specific reason for using the letters TS. My question was not directed to any individual release.
Anyway thanks for your time. I will be closing the question.

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Re: Naming of SAS release

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@thesasuser,

 

This is Technical Support level (TSLEVEL). The format of a Technical Support level is TSxMy.

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This link provides information on that particular release: http://support.sas.com/kb/51/786.html

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That link does not work. Smiley Sad

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Hi @PaigeMiller,

 

There was an extra space in the url. Fixed now. Thanks!

 

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Re: Naming of SAS release

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Posted in reply to ShelleySessoms

Thanks everybody for your time and efforts in answering the question.

My understanding is that the Maintenance level (M)represents removal of bugs or customer reported issues.
What I am trying to understand is what type of change /improvement does TSLEVEL represent ? Does it mean addition of new features or improved functionality/performance of existing features?

Not every time the letters TSx are  used. There must be some reason or logic for it to be used.
Thanks everybody in anticipation.

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@thesasuser,

 

Do not pay attention to that number. That number is increasing in very rare cases.

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Re: Naming of SAS release

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thesasuser wrote:

Thanks everybody for your time and efforts in answering the question.

My understanding is that the Maintenance level (M)represents removal of bugs or customer reported issues.
What I am trying to understand is what type of change /improvement does TSLEVEL represent ? Does it mean addition of new features or improved functionality/performance of existing features?

Not every time the letters TSx are  used. There must be some reason or logic for it to be used.
Thanks everybody in anticipation.


I'm not sure that's true. To understand what's new for each release, there is a SAS document that details what's new in each release, but I don't think there's hard and fast rules about not implementing new procedures with only a TS Level change or such. 

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@thesasuser - In the past few maintenance releases (9.4 M0 - M5) there has been some pretty significant additional functionality and improvements. New product versions are now delivered as part of or within the cycle of maintenance releases. An example of this is Visual Analytics 7.4 coinciding with SAS 9.4M4.  

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‎12-22-2017 01:27 PM
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Re: Naming of SAS release

I would like to thanks every body individually for taking your precious time and sharing your knowledge and thoughts on the issue.
SAS is a carefully crafted product. It is my opinion that there must be some specific reason for using the letters TS. My question was not directed to any individual release.
Anyway thanks for your time. I will be closing the question.
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