Nintex to Ship Workflow 2010 Shortly After SharePoint 2010 Goes GA
Everyone, remember Nintex? (news, site) It's been some time since we've covered the productivity solution providers, but they've been busy at work. 

Nintex focuses is on developing solutions that support the SharePoint platform, including advanced workflow. Today they'll be continuing that trend with Nintex Workflow 2010, a product that's to be shipped shortly after the launch of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Nintex Workflow

Nintex Workflow is designed to razzle dazzle SharePoint 2010’s native workflow environment. In previous product releases, the company focused on reporting in particular, kicking out tools for management, performance and storage. In the 2010 release, users can expect the following in addition:

  • Full support for new workflow capabilities in the SharePoint Server 2010 platform, including reusable workflows, site workflows, content type workflows, and a number of new custom actions.
  • A revamped browser-based user interface that takes full advantage of the new SharePoint 2010 Fluent UI user experience.
  • Investments in workflow forms design, including expanded support for both ASP.NET forms and Microsoft Office InfoPath 2010.
  • More options for managing and securing the workflow design, communication, approval, testing, and deployment process.
  • Compatibility with Microsoft-published workflow tools, including the ability to import and extend workflows authored using Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 and/or Microsoft Office Visio 2010, plus the ability to export workflows to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 as workflow code projects.
  • The ability to analyze, report on, and monitor alerts on workflow metadata across multiple lists, sites, site collections, web applications, and entire farms. 

“Our customers and partners are going to love this new edition,” said Wayne Woolston, managing director of Nintex. “Nintex Workflow is becoming even more functional and feature-rich, whilst still retaining its focus on making workflows easy to design, deploy, manage, and understand.”

The Future

SharePoint addons are a dime a dozen these days. In order to set themselves apart from the competition--or, at least to keep them afloat--Nintex also claims that it will release a number of other products for SharePoint Server 2010 next year.

Future releases include Nintex Analytics 2010, the successor to Nintex Reporting 2008, and a suite of SharePoint 2010 technology-based solutions for compliance and records management called the Nintex Compliance Suite.

You can get a first look at the new release and what's to come by stopping by this year's SharePoint conference where Nintex’s VP of Technology, Mike Fitzmaurice, is presenting.