10-22-2015 06:28 PM
I'm a Mac person and need to use EM in the cloud. I've recently lost access to my PC and so I need to either:
- run Windows on a Bootstrap partition on my Mac and install SAS EM there
- purchase a new PC laptop to use with EM
Has anyone successfully configured a Macbook Air to run SAS EM via some emulation platform? If so, how did you do it and did you find that performance suffered in some significant and/or obvious way.
If I need to purchase a PC laptop, what are the minimum specs (i.e. the cheapest solution) that I should consider when purchasing a PC laptop?
Thanks for any help you can give me!
10-22-2015 08:25 PM
EM is now available as a thin client in an internet browser so as long as you have a recent version like IE 9 or higher, Firefox or Chrome latest then you should be OK on a Mac.
10-23-2015 01:19 PM
Right now, I'm using the Education On Demand portal, and I wasn't able to find any information about/access to a thin client for EM that doesn't mention Windows. Here - http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/v93/browsers.html - it lists browser compatibility but doesn't list any Mac environments.
Thanks for your response...I'll keep looking!
10-23-2015 05:16 PM
If you can't find anything on Mac support I suggest you track to SAS Tech Support. We recently installed EM and SAS recommend using the EM thin client only for new installations.
10-22-2015 08:51 PM
10-23-2015 11:35 AM
The client and office addon still there to install. There is a webrun start option as that one will use the java of the browser and not a JPRE is is not a good idea. Java has a bad name with brosers usages as of security holes.