Some of you have started noticing license-expiration warnings when you start up the SAS University Edition: Information Center and SAS Studio. These warnings are your cue to update your copy of University Edition by July 31. Click "Download" on your welcome screen, follow the prompts to update your copy and you'll be free to use University Edition uninterrupted through July 31, 2018. HOWEVER...
Some of you have a copy of University Edition that can't be updated. In that case, you must download a new copy to continue using University Edition without interruption. Read on to determine if you're in that category.
Download a new copy of University Edition if your welcome screen looks like the one pictured below
This welcome screen indicates that you have a version that predates December 2016. On July 31, 2017, those older versions will stop working. Get your new copy by visiting the Download SAS University Edition web page or access SAS University Edition from the AWS Marketplace.
Update your copy of University Edition if the welcome screen looks like the one pictured below
Even if you have a more recent copy of University Edition, as evidenced by the welcome screen below, the license-expiration warning means renewal is required to keep it working. Click Download where indicated below and follow the prompts. (No need to update your virtualization software as part of the update.)
Why keep University Edition updated?
Keeping your copy of University Edition current through regular updates keeps it working without interruption. That’s because updates include an authorization code that renews your license for up to another year. If you fail to update your copy, University Edition will stop working on July 31. To resume using it, you'll need to install a new copy.
Once again: Do I renew/update my existing copy of University Edition or download a new copy?
If your copy of SAS University Edition was installed before December 2016, download a new copy now. Visit the Download SAS University Edition page or access SAS University Edition from the AWS Marketplace.
Which action you take depends on when you installed University Edition. Details are in this article, How do I update to the latest release of SAS University Edition?
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