I allowed myself to spend a moment in possible improvements for documentation.sas.com. It was not easy, because it is already working really well. In the end, I came up with 3 main ideas which could have most impact in the relationship between SAS expertise/best practices and the SAS users. I will propose them separately, to let them evaluated also separately.
The next one would be the one in the subject: the capability to subscribe to SAS documentation updates.
Prelude: I think the initiative to post hotfixes in the communities is really helpful, and one can subscribe to those, or to updates in the SAS Library, or other communities. I believe those subscriptions have increased exponentially. It definitely helps me to be more productive.
Suggestion: I am not sure of the engine behind documentation.sas.com, and its potential for customization, but I think it would be huge improvement to have similar capabilities. If one has the option to subscribe to individual subscriptions on what is being added, or updated pages/documents.
- Subscriptions could be at a document level, page level, industry, product, etc. Of course, I guess the most easy to implement would be document and page, as the others might need a certain intelligence or map.
- If one is subscribed to a document or a page, it would be useful to receive updates when a page/document is updated, or a related page is added in the scope. Furthermore, as there are documents/pages based on versions, it would be nice if the subscription could apply for an independent version and optionally for all of them.