On monday 19 january I gave a presentation to the dutch BizTalk User Group (BTUG) about he BizTalk Best Practices. The Best Practices are a set of components, a loosly coupled architecture and a software factory that supports the components and the architecture.
The presentation went very well and for sure I had to demo something. And while i was demoing i had a lot of trouble with the references. Normally i don't have these problems during a demo cause then i build the complete solution in about half an hour. (including deployment & stuff). But this time I had only 10 minutes to demo, so i had set up some stuff (and tested) in pre set up projects....
But then i got red circles everywhere in my orchestrations. This was cause by the problem described excellent in this post : "Copy Local That BizTalk Reference" by Pim Waaijenberg.
Then today I read my rss feeds in BlogLines (great web based reader) feeds and there I saw this post : Hotfix for BizTalk 2009 and Visual Studio 2008 issues released.
So it seems my demo came just a few days too early...(or this fix was a few days too late !).
Anyway it seems the problemis solved.
I saw my BizTalk Collegue Jean Paul Smit already blogged about this. He was not able to sit through the whole BTUG meeting so i don't know if he saw me with this problem. He has a nice entry about it explaing what is solved. Have a read of his post here : http://bloggingabout.net/blogs/jpsmit/archive/2010/01/25/hotfix-for-biztalk-server-2009-development-environment.aspx