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SharePoint 2010 Workflows are going away this year – here’s what you need to know

SharePoint 2010 Workflows are going away this year – here’s what you need to know

Microsoft are retiring SharePoint 2010 Workflows in favour of Power Automate.

“With the continued investment in Power Automate as the universal solution to workflow, Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2010 workflows.”

– Chris McNulty, Microsoft (ref)


For all newly created tenants, SharePoint 2010 workflows will be turned off starting August 1st 2020.

For everyone else, SharePoint 2010 workflows can’t be created and will stop working starting November 1st 2020.

How do you know if you have them?

There is a SharePoint Modernization Scanner which can scan a tenant and report whether you have any SharePoint 2010 or 2013 workflow, including an indiaction of how easily these could be upgraded to Power Automate.

What about SharePoint 2013 workflows?

These will keep working, although they are deprecated. However, if you’re going through your tenant and upgrade workflows, maybe it’s a good time to also move these.

From November 2020 SharePoint 2013 workflows will be turned off on all new tenants. Tenant Admins will still be able to turn them on if required, but you’ll need to contact Microsoft for a PowerShell script to do this.

What about On-Premises?

Everything above related to SharePoint Online. GA support for SharePoint 2010 and 2013 workflows for on-premises installations continues until 2026.

What if I need more help?

You can use the following services and partner programs to help with your migration from SharePoint 2010 workflows:

More information / Reference

Announcement blog post

Support Article

Migration Guidance

Written by Tom Morgan

Tom is a Microsoft Teams Platform developer and Microsoft MVP who has been blogging for over a decade. Find out more.
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