New and enhanced features in Base SAS improve ease of use and SAS performance under the Windows environment:
SAS now runs under 32 “ and 64 “ bit Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating environments.
SAS servers and PCs can use memory-based SAS libraries to process SAS data.
Network security is enhanced by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
SAS is now able to sort data using the high-performance sorting tool SyncSort for Windows, by Syncsort, Incorporated, if you have SyncSort installed at your site.
Sharing files between UNIX and Windows has been simplified.
You can start SAS with the same destination printer that was specified when you ended your last SAS session.
During initialization, SAS looks in the Windows user profile directory for a configuration file if you do not specify a configuration file at SAS invocation.
The Enhanced Editor autosave files are now saved to the Application Data folder.
Accessibility aids can now access many of the SAS windows and dialog boxes.
This section describes the features of SAS Companion for Windows that are new or enhanced since SAS 8.2.
z/OS is the successor to the OS/390 operating system. Throughout this document, any reference to z/OS also applies to OS/390, unless otherwise stated.