K2 blackpearl to support Visual Studio 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

REDMOND, Washington — Software maker K2, a Visual Studio Industry Partner, today announced plans to support Visual Studio 2010, after Microsoft ships its updated software this year.

K2 Designer for Visual Studio 2010 is a component of K2 blackpearl 4.5, a complete workflow and BPM platform with industry-best integration into Microsoft technologies. K2 Designer for Visual Studio 2010 enables developers to create or extend sophisticated workflow and BPM processes while remaining in their favorite environment — Visual Studio.

“Many of our users are proficient with Visual Studio; the K2 Designer for Visual Studio elimintates a lot of code work and enables these users to be significantly more productive creating rich process-driven applications," said Olaf Wagner, SVP for Product Management at K2. “K2 software significantly lowers  the learning curve, speeds adoption and lets users get down to the business of streamlining their organizations.”

K2 blackpearl is fully integrated into the Visual Studio 2010 project system, featuring seamless integration with Team Foundation System and MSBuild.

It utilizes a Windows Presentation Foundation-based canvas that allows power users and developers to visually design processes. The K2 wizards generate Windows Workflow Foundation schedules and activities, which can be customized in the Visual Studio environment.

Finally, K2 developers can customize any process by incorporating .NET 3.5 and .NET 4.0 code into the same process definition, providing significant application longevity and at the same time leveraging the latest Microsoft platform technologies.


About K2 (www.k2.com)
The K2 software platform provides workflow and BPM tools that improve business efficiency. All kinds of organizations are using K2 to streamline operations, save money and reduce risk.
K2-based solutions are deployed by a growing number of the global Fortune 100. K2 is a division of SourceCode Technology Holdings, Inc. based in Redmond, Washington, and has offices all over the world.