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Subscriptions failing after migrating a Native mode SSRS Report Server database

I was recently involved with the migration of a Native mode SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) database from a non-domain server to a domain-based server.  The migration itself was fairly straightforward (as it usually is) thanks to the inherent portability of the Report Server database and required configurations, such as encryption keys and .NET config files.  However, after getting everything up and running on the new server, and successfully testing the reports manually, I discovered that the report Subscriptions were failing. Continue reading…

Is Battlefield 3 Premium worth it?

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Last month saw the launch of Battlefield Premium, DICE and EA’s answer to Call Of Duty’s ELITE system for their seminal online shooter, Battlefield 3.  So far, 800,000 people have signed up for Premium, launched on 4th June for PS3 and 12th June for Xbox 360 and PC.  Operating using the ever more common “Season Pass” model, a single payment of 4000 Microsoft Points (roughly £34.27 in GBP or $50.00 USD) gets you all 5 announced DLC packs, extra assignments, camos and exclusive events.

Given that the price is essentially the same as buying the entire game itself again, the question many gamers are left asking is: is it worth it?

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