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Nintex Workflow 2007 Improved

December 16, 2008

Nintex has released a major update version of Nintex Workflow 2007. Features and improvements of the updated version include language localization, workflow versioning, updates to existing actions and new MOSS actions for Nintex Workflow 2007 Enterprise Edition. These improvements further establish Nintex Workflow 2007 as the first choice for SharePoint experts and business users alike.

Nintex products are sold through our partner channel and direct sales team to companies around the world. At last count we had sold Nintex products into 50 countries. Based on demand Nintex Workflow 2007 is now able to support language localization. This includes supporting multiple languages in the same SharePoint farm and language packs in German and Spanish will soon be available. Nintex is currently working closely with multiple Nintex partners on another 10+ languages. Language localization applies to the user interface, message templates, LazyApproval™ messages, and workflow templates.

Reproducing work for any reason is not enjoyable and a drain on employee productivity and efficiency. Nintex Workflow 2007 now includes workflow versioning which ensures that any workflows created are saved and never lost. Previous versions of a workflow can now be accessed, modified and republished.

Nintex has enhanced existing actions such as the ‘Copy to SharePoint’ action and added over a dozen new workflow actions to the Nintex Workflow 2007 Enterprise Edition to take advantage of specific functionality in Office SharePoint Server. These new MOSS actions enable the following -
• Workflows to be submitted to SharePoint Server record center sites,
• The execution of excel worksheet models in workflows,
• The execution of search queries against Microsoft Office SharePoint Server’s enterprise search engine and the results incorporated into workflows,
• Data retrieval from line of business applications and external databases through queries to the Business Data Catalog, plus
• User Profiles and Audiences can be added, updated, deleted, modified and recalculated

The complete listing of features and enhancements have been detailed in the Release notes

Download your free 30 day trial now of Nintex Workflow 2007 

Nintex Partner Program in Europe Thriving

December 15, 2008

Nintex have experienced huge growth in partner numbers in Europe over the last 5 months. Nintex's European partners assist with sales and support in their local regions.

Nintex assist our European partners on a local level and in the last few months a number of Nintex staff have supported partners in the region with training, partner recruitment and presentations.

Nintex’s partner program model appoints partners who are passionate about technology and supports them with materials so that they can assist Nintex customers directly with local based sales advice and support. This partner model helps Nintex cross the divide of language barriers and time zones.

For more information including a list of Nintex partners and their locations see the Nintex Partner Program information on our website. If you have any questions about becoming a partner or there is not a partner listed in your country please enquire with the Nintex Partner Team as we are in discussions with new partners daily.

Nintex Workflow 2007 Certified for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

September 08, 2008

Nintex is ready for a virtualized world. Nintex Workflow 2007 has been certified for Windows Server 2008. Hyper-V is the next generation hypervisor-based server virtualization technology.

By earning the Hyper V designation for Nintex Workflow 2007, to complement the Certified for Windows 2008 status Nintex Workflow 2007 already held, Nintex confirmed its participation in the Microsoft Global Virtual Launch Wave.  All testing was done by independent testing vendor Veritest.

Nintex Workflow 2007 was one of the first applications to be listed in the Microsoft Windows Server Catalog with this designation.

Nintex Takes the Next Step

August 25, 2008

Nintex has appointed Wayne Woolston, an industry respected Managing Director, to drive the company forward.

"Due to rapid sales growth, new product releases, booming global sales, and an increasing number of blue chip clients, we needed to bring in an experienced Managing Director to take the company to the next level" said Brian Cook, CEO and co-founder of Nintex.

In March Nintex established its USA office in Seattle. "Being so close to Microsoft and our American Partners and customers has been a great for us, but the growth must be matched with great service", says Brett Campbell the other co-founder, and Manager of the Seattle office. “Wayne comes with a strong background of product marketing, indirect sales distribution, and company management, so he was a logical choice. I am very excited about the skills he brings to the business".

Wayne brings to Nintex over 35 years experience, having held a number of key positions in the IT industry, including General Manager - Exicom Communication Systems, Vice President - Nortel Networks, and Managing Director - 3D networks.

Nintex has been investing heavily in people to meet current demand for our SharePoint products plus resource the innovation and development of future Nintex software. Alongside welcoming Wayne to the team Nintex has recently filled key roles in business development and support in its Seattle and Melbourne offices.

Nintex Reporting 2008 Now Available

August 08, 2008

Nintex is pleased to announce the release of Nintex Reporting 2008, the new 'must-have' product for the Microsoft SharePoint platform.

SharePoint is fast becoming the central repository of corporate knowledge and information throughout organizations globally. Nintex Reporting 2008 collects and analyses SharePoint usage data to provide unprecedented insight into workplace usage, trends and behaviours. Nintex Reporting 2008 allows everyone from system administrators to business owners to access online reports and key information dashboards targeted to their role. Microsoft Silverlight technology enhances charts in Nintex Reporting 2008 to provide visually appealing, interactive charts without the need to install charting software. Hover over a data point to highlight the data, click on a bar to drill down to finer detail, scroll through pages of data in an instant.

Key features of the product include:

  • Built for SharePoint
  • Deep integration with MOSS 2007/ WSS 3.0
  • Rich interactive charts using Microsoft Silverlight technology
  • Customizable reports
  • Report web parts can be embedded in any site
  • Automated datamart creation and management
  • Maintains history even when content is deleted
  • Drill down for detailed analysis

A free 30 day trial of Nintex Reporting 2008 is available here.

Nintex Podcast Server 2008 Released Today

August 07, 2008

Nintex have today released Nintex Podcast Server 2008, a major version update of the groundbreaking podcasting tool for SharePoint. This release includes the new Microsoft Silverlight based Nintex Podcast Recorder, a simple to use visual audio editor that allows the user to record, delete, overdub, cut and reassemble recordings before uploading them to a podcast library.

Many organisations are now using Podcast technology to record and distribute audio information via the internet and intranet including company news and training material.

Nintex Podcast Server 2008 provides a centralised, easy to manage solution to create, manage and distribute Podcasts using SharePoint, which is fast becoming the central repository of corporate knowledge and information throughout organizations globally.

Key features of Nintex Podcast Server 2008 include:

  • Built for SharePoint
  • Nintex Podcast Recorder enables audio editing to record, delete, overdub, cut and reassemble recordings
  • E-mail notification of new Podcasts or episodes
  • Approval workflow to organise and manage Podcasts
  • Inbuilt Podcast directory includes both internal & external Podcasts
  • Use any MP3 compatible device such as iPod, iRiver & Zune to play Podcasts

A free 30 day trial of Nintex Podcast Server 2008 is available here.

A version upgrade is available for Nintex Podcast Server 2007 customers with software assurance. Please contact Nintex Support for further details.

Leading Microsoft SharePoint Evangelist Mike Fitzmaurice joins Nintex Team

May 23, 2008

Nintex is pleased to announce that Mike Fitzmaurice has joined our Seattle team.

Mike has joined Nintex in a Technical Pre-Sales and Product Marketing role and brings to Nintex over 10 years experience working with Microsoft, where he was one of the lead developers and evangelists on SharePoint technologies. A knowledgeable and confident presenter, Mike has presented sessions at numerous Microsoft events worldwide, including the recent SharePoint Conference in Seattle and SharePoint Forum in Sydney. Mike is well respected by Microsoft, its partner network and customers, and will be a fantastic asset to Nintex.

Along with other Nintex staff Mike will be at booth 1315 at Tech Ed USA, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL, 3rd – 13th June, 2008. Mike is also presenting a number of sessions at the conference.

Nintex has been investing heavily in people to meet demand for our current SharePoint products plus meet research and development requirements to build future Nintex software. Alongside welcoming Mike to the team Nintex has recently filled a number of key roles in business development across its Seattle and Melbourne offices.

Nintex Reporting 2008 Beta Available

April 29, 2008

Nintex is excited to announce the beta of Nintex Reporting 2008. Nintex Reporting 2008 is the ground breaking SharePoint reporting tool that helps administrators, managers and users gain insight into SharePoint usage, performance and capacity.

Update: The beta has now closed: Thank you to all who participated for your excellent feedback.

For further product information see the Nintex Reporting webpage.

Nintex Announces Nintex Reporting 2008 for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies

February 29, 2008

On 3rd March, 2008 Nintex will unveil exciting new technology designed to enhance the management and adoption of SharePoint Products and Technologies at the Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference 2008 in Seattle. Nintex Reporting 2008 will provide unprecedented insight into workplace usage, trends and behaviours. With Nintex Reporting 2008, everyone from system administrators to business owners will be able to access online reports and key information dashboards targeted to their role.

Using advanced user interface technology built on Microsoft Silverlight, Nintex Reporting 2008 provides the ability to quickly navigate through report hierarchies, drilling down on key information and statistics. From capacity planners understanding resource usage trends, to business managers identifying key contributors, Nintex Reporting will deliver a unique reporting experience to all workplace users and stakeholders.

“In thousands of businesses today, SharePoint Products and Technologies have become the central repository of corporate knowledge and information work”, says Nintex CEO, Brian Cook. “Nintex Reporting 2008 enhances and extends the ability to monitor, audit and gain valuable insights from the usage and activity information captured by SharePoint. We are proud to be able to demonstrate technology that focuses on a key issue for the enterprise; how and where is the technology we are deploying being utilised and adopted”.

Nintex Reporting 2008 is scheduled for release in the Northern Spring 2008, with an online preview available for customers and partners to trial in the weeks preceding.

For further information see the Nintex Reporting homepage.

Join the Nintex Community at Nintex Connect

February 25, 2008

Nintex fans now have a new online community called Nintex Connect, providing topical forums, downloads, whitepapers, knowledge base and RSS feeds.

Nintex customers, partners, users and our friendly staff are already exchanging ideas, tips & tricks, and other helpful advice with their peers from around the world.

If you would like to know more about the Nintex Connect Forum please contact Nintex Support

Access Nintex Connect Forum at http://connect.nintex.com/

Nintex Sponsor USA SharePoint Conference 2008

February 22, 2008

Nintex is proud to sponsor the fourth global SharePoint Conference to be held in Seattle from 3rd – 6th March, 2008. This follows the success of Nintex’s involvement in the previous three conferences – Bellevue May 2006, Berlin Feb 2007 and Sydney May 2007.

Nintex will be unveiling exciting new technology to enhance SharePoint management and adoption at this conference. This is also a great opportunity to talk to Nintex representatives at our booth and see product demonstrations of Nintex Workflow 2007 and Nintex Podcast Server 2007.

The conference will provide real world experience and guidance on Microsoft Office SharePoint products and technologies.

If you wish to arrange a meeting with Nintex at this conference please contact Nintex Sales

The official conference website is http://www.mssharepointconference.com/Pages/default.aspx

Extend Nintex Workflow 2007 with Custom Actions through SDK

February 21, 2008

A Software Development Kit (SDK) for Nintex Workflow 2007 has been released for developers to extend Nintex Workflow 2007 with custom actions.

The SDK includes a fully comprehensive list of instructions to create custom actions and includes API documentation as well as technical how to’s and code examples.

You can download the SDK here.

If you would like to know more about the Nintex Workflow 2007 SDK please contact Nintex Support.

Nintex Workflow 2007 Certified for Windows Server 2008

January 02, 2008

Nintex is excited to announce that Nintex Workflow 2007 has become one of the first applications in the world to achieve Microsoft Windows 2008 Certification status.

Windows Server 2008 Certification comprises approximately 100 test cases that independently confirm an application's compliance with best practices for compatibility, security, reliability, and availability, on the new platform. As a member of the Microsoft Early Access Program (EAP) for Windows Server 2008 Certification, Nintex Workflow 2007 is one of a select number of applications that are eligible for certification on a pre-release version of the new platform.

“We love Windows 2008”, said Brian Cook, CEO and co-Founder of Nintex. “Windows 2008 provides an even better platform for us to build innovative technology, and we are very proud that Nintex Workflow 2007 is one of the world’s first applications to achieve the highly prized Windows 2008 certified status”.

“Windows Server 2008 logo certification brings significant value to all parties,” says Steve Bell, senior product manager in the Microsoft Windows Server group. “The program is a valuable tool for customers to help choose solutions for their enterprise, as well as for developers looking to create the best possible solutions on Windows Server 2008”.

Nintex Workflow 2007 enables organizations to build complex workflow processes quickly and easily, using a web browser interface. Nintex Workflow 2007 empowers users across the organization to automate business processes, review workflow activities and automate common SharePoint administrative tasks.

More information on Microsoft Windows Server 2008


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