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SSRS - Find out which reports area being used (handy for migrating only the useful reports to a new server)

At SSW, we are currently migrating our SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 reports to our new SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 server.

If you haven't decided to make the move to SSRS 2016 you should check out What's New in Reporting Services (SSRS). The main features we care about are:

  • Better Portal
  • Mobile Reports
  • PowerBI integration
  • Better HTML5 report rendering

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Solving the TFS Build Agent Error - The session for this agent already exists

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Solving the TFS Build Agent Error - The session for this agent already exists

Recently we've been getting the following error for our TFS build agents which caused all our builds to fail

The error reported is "The job has been abandoned because agent <agent name> did not renew the lock. Ensure agent is running, not sleeping, and has not lost communication with the service."

Investigating the _diag folder of the build agent itself reveals the actual error.

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Consolidating NuGet Package versions

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Consolidating NuGet Package versions

One of my pet peeves is having differently versioned NuGet packages across my projects. Previously I would just dig around in the packages.config of each project and check if the versions are consistent and install the right versioned package. Never again!

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