Nintex, a provider of software that extends Microsoft SharePoint, introduced on Monday Nintex Workflow 2010, its third-generation SharePoint workflow product. The new release adds a drag-and-drop workflow designer among other new features.

Users can extend Nintex Workflow 2010 by creating User Defined Actions with the drag-and-drop workflow designer. This feature enables users to export workflows to Visual Studio, and to package and share workflow segments within other workflows.

Adding to the Microsoft SharePoint document management and collaboration platform, Nintex Workflow also enables users to automate business processes, such as integration across external applications and data sources, and connects to other systems including Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Exchange Server.

Nintex Workflow 2007 customers with software assurance agreements can upgrade at no charge. Videos and a free 30-day trial are also available.