Property fields not found when creating a Correlation Type and compiling

by eliasen 7. marts 2010 19:35

Hi all

Today I discovered something, that AGAIN confirms, that BizTalk 2009 was simply shipped without any form of proper testing of the new Visual Studio .NET project system that they chose to switch to. I have already described lots of issues here: and a hotfix has been releases which I have shortly described here:

Anyways, the issue is, that I created a property schema in my project, and in this property schema I created four properties. I then opened up the orchestration I had in the same project and created a Correlation Type, that used these four properties. That gave me this error:

identifier 'PropertyName' does not exist in 'ProjectName'; are you missing an assembly reference?

So basically, when compiling, the new property cannot be found. Turns out, though, that if I compile the project and THEN use the properties in a Correlation Type, then everything works just fine. What a lousy deal…

The hotfix mentioned above does not seem to rectify this issue, so this remains an issue, I think.



Virtualization Technology messed up saved state for Virtual PCs

by eliasen 7. marts 2010 10:03

Hi all

I have just installed VMware WorkStation 7.0.1 in order to start building 64bit guest OS’es in order to try out Windows Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint 2010. Microsoft Virtual PC does not support 64bit guest operating systems, and since I really appreciate being able to run guest operating systems in a window on my host PC I saw no other way out than getting and installing VMware WorkStation.

Now, after installing it, I tried to create my first Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine, but that failed because I hadn’t enabled Virtualization Technology (VT) in my BIOS. So I rebooted, entered BIOS and enabled it. That worked fine, and I now have a virtual machine running Windows 2008 R2 64bit.

BUT, when I then wanted to fire up one of my old Microsoft Virtual PC virtual machines that I had earlier saved, I got an error saying that the saved file was corrupt. I had the choice of deleting the saved file or doing nothing. Since I needed the VPC, I chose to delete the saved file information and hope that I could recreate what was then lost.

Then, when starting up my next saved virtual machine from Microsoft Virtual PC, I got the same error. I have now played around with it, and it simply seems that if I save the state of a VPC and then turn on VT, the file gets corrupted and cannot be used :-( I even tried saving state when VT was enabled, and then I disabled it and reenabled it. Saved file was again corrupt :-(

This REALLY sucks! This means that you need to be really careful with when you save the state and when you do not…



New BizTalk book in French is out

by eliasen 2. marts 2010 20:16

Hi all

Just to let you all know, that David GROSPELIER has written a BizTalk 2009 book in French that is about to be published.

You can find the book at Amazon and at Editions-ENI.

David has been so kind as to mention my collection of functoids from several times in the book, and since it is in French, I have not bothered to check what has been written, but trust that David knows what he is talking about :-)

So… go check it out! :-)



About the author

Jan Eliasen is 37 years old, divorced and has 2 sons, Andreas (July 2004) and Emil (July 2006).

Jan has a masters degree in computer science and is currently employed at Logica Denmark as an IT architect.

Jan is a 6 times Microsoft MVP in BizTalk Server (not currently an MVP) and proud co-author of the BizTalk 2010 Unleashed book.

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