SharePoint 2010 Workflows are being retired. Here's what to do.

Posted by Brooke Appe on 07.31.20
Brooke Appe

As you may have read, SharePoint 2010 Workflows are being retired. With their focus on newer tools and technology like Power Automate, Microsoft is encouraging their users to follow suit and adopt these tools quickly. Their statement read:

As part of the evolution of the Microsoft 365 service, we periodically evaluate the capabilities of the service to make sure that we're delivering the utmost value to customers. After careful consideration, we concluded that for SharePoint 2010 workflows, Microsoft 365 customers would be better served by modern workflow solutions.

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Given the push to use Power Automate, this makes sense. However, the quick timeline for organizations to reevaluate their processes and use of 2010 Workflows may feel rushed. To make the transition easier, here are the fast facts:

What's being turned off exactly?

SharePoint 2010 Workflows. SharePoint 2013 Workflows are sticking around for a while longer but Microsoft has mentioned that those will follow the same retirement in time.

For whom and when?

Workflows will be turned off and be unavailable in any newly created tenants starting August 1st, 2020 and turned off for existing tenants on November 1st, 2020.

How do we prepare?

Microsoft has created a SharePoint Modernization Scanner Tool that you can run to scan for any 2010 Workflows you have in your tenancy. This generates a Workflow Report that will tell you about the distribution of 2010 and 2013 Workflows in your organization, distribution of built-in and custom workflow usage, which sites and lists use Workflows, and the Power Automate upgrade score so that you can learn how to convert these Workflows into Power Automate Flows.

Do you need help with remediation?

Aerie can assist you with your workflow upgrades by running an analysis on your organization's environment. We'll capture, evaluate, and recommend which workflows in your organization must be upgraded to Power Automate by November 1st, and which 2013 Workflows can be planned for upgrade afterwards. Connect with us by filling out the form below before September 15th, and we'll perform a complimentary upgrade assessment at no cost to you.

Additionally, if you need assistance in the re-creation of your Workflows, Aerie has a full team of engineers ready to help you and your organization make the transition to Power Automate much easier for you.

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Topics: SharePoint, Workflow, Flow, Power Automate, Modernization, SharePoint Workflows

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