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BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack community project for BizTalk Server 2016, once again, got a new update and it now has a new component that you can use in your custom BizTalk Server pipelines: Unzip File Pipeline Component.

Unzip File Pipeline Component

The Unzip File Pipeline Component for BizTalk Server can be used in a Received pipeline (Disassemble stage), and it allows you to receive a compress (zip/gzip) file and extract its contents into different XML messages.

  • The capabilities are like those available in any compression software such as WinZip or 7-zip:
  • This component doesn’t require any configurations.

This was an old component that I had that I now updated and improved to BizTalk Server 2016 with the help with my internal team at DevScope, in particular, Pedro Almeida.

You do not need to add a custom pipeline component to be used by the BizTalk Runtime to the Global Assembly Cache (GAC).

What is BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack?

BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack is a set of custom pipeline components (libraries) with several custom pipeline components that can be used in received and sent pipelines, which will provide an extension of BizTalk out-of-the-box pipeline capabilities.

The project is available on BizTalk Server Open Source Community repository on GitHub (, and everyone can contribute with new pipeline components that can be extended or improve the existing BizTalk Server capabilities.

BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack: Unzip File Pipeline Component

At the moment it is only available for BizTalk Server 2016, but it will soon be compiled and available for previous versions of the product.

Where to download it?

You can download BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack from GitHub here:
BizTalk Pipeline Components Extensions Utility Pack

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community. View all posts by Sandro Pereira