EGuide 4.3 4.3 will be here this summer. Early summer, per the news at SGF.
It will not be released with the 9.2 M3 maintenance (Boo!), but should be shortly after, with the BI 4.3 release. It is not yet clear how those of us with EG but without BI will get it.
Very little change in the point-and-click part of the user interface. Big change in the code editor. Context sensitive keyword completion. Hover help for keywords. The ability to reverse engineer old code to see what it is doing. Lots of goodies for the programmer. Relative file addressing. Lots of things to make life easier.
Once it's released as production, you simply refresh your SAS order and download the latest into a SAS software depot. The release schedule is tied to other BI clients, but the delivery is not. All customers (SAS for Windows, EG users, as well as BI users) can get the latest once it's released.
I missed the SCAPROC addition so far. I'll sure have a look into this one as well.
Just read the paper Chris pointed me to:
Really happy with the EG enhancements - and I was already very happy with the new SAS DI version for SAS9.2.
Seems that we're experiencing a very productive period from SAS R&D
We're getting conflicting information as to when EG 4.3 will be available. We're a Canadian customer who is planning our migration to 9.2 (and all of the latest BI tools) in September. Will EG4.3 be available by then? We don't want to have to migrate our users to 4.2 and then again to 4.3.... Any ideas?