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Categories: SharePoint

September 29, 2020

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Reminder: Retiring SharePoint 2010 Workflows

From Microsoft Corporation

MC222628, Plan For Change, Published date: Sep 22, 2020

Major update: AnnouncementApplies To: All

As communicated in MC217999 (July ’20), with the continued investment in Power Automate as the universal solution to workflow, Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2010 workflows.

Additionally, we will begin implementing a new banner (example text below) that will be displayed on multiple workflow pages to remind users about the upcoming retirement. 

  • “Starting November 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM, SharePoint 2010 workflows will be retired and users will no longer have the ability to run or create 2010 Workflows. The date displayed in the banner applies to your specific organization. For general dates and information about retirement, visit https://aka.ms/sp-workflows-support

Key Points:

  • Major: Retirement
  • Timeline:
    • Starting August 1st, 2020, SharePoint 2010 workflows will be turned off for any newly created tenants. 
    • Starting November 1st, 2020, Microsoft will remove the ability to run, or create, and or execute SharePoint 2010 workflows from existing tenants.
  • Action: Review and assess impact

How this will affect your organization

If your organization still uses SharePoint 2010 workflows, they will no longer function after November 1st, 2020. SharePoint 2013 workflows will remain supported, although turned off by default for new tenants starting November 1st, 2020. We recommend customers to move to Power Automate or other supported solutions.  What you need to do to prepare

You will want to notify your users, workflow developers and site owners. Update your user training and prepare your help desk.  

For admins:  

Learn more 

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