Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 17:17:11 -0400
Reply-To: Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: v9.2 delivery date
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If I understand things correctly, the plan is to do a "unified" 9.2
release that would include not only the SAS "Foundation" (Base SAS
etc.), but also all of the other servers, platforms, and solutions. The
solutions, of course, depend on the foundation technologies, thus
potentially delaying the release of the latter.
Some of us "foundation" types expressed frustration at this state of
affairs. My perspective is that there's a lot of great stuff in 9.2
that we have been hearing about for quite a while, and that is either
ready to go now or would be fully ready to go much sooner than June of
next year. I'm all for SAS leveraging the power of their core software
to develop and license industry-specific solutions, but my enthusiasm
vanishes at the point where these wind up delaying the release of core
software enhancements from which the "non-solutioned majority" could
Note that I'm certainly not suggesting that they release "production"
software that hasn't gone through the full QA process -- that's not to
anyone's benefit. The idea would be to release a SAS foundation
"package" once that is ready, with a later release for the remaining
Does this make sense to anyone else, or am I barking up the wrong tree
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:50 PM
Subject: SGF: v9.2 delivery date
During fall, 2006, I attended 4 regionals
and came away with No News on v9.2,
for which I commended all my sources for their dedication to the Company
I am pleased to report that my extrapolation of No News
-- "Do not expect shipment until after SGF-2008"
as reported here --
was confirmed, with the exact same wording,
by two different sources,
on two different days:
"v9.2 will be shipping in mid-year*, 2008"
Now if I can just wiggle out from under this
signed-in-blood non-disclosure agreement
I could tell you about what's under the hood.
Ron Fehd the v9.2
or macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov
* 'mid-year' means 'June 30, plus or minus (180-14) days'