SharePoint 2010 Workflow Retiring November 1st: What You Need to Know

By October 30, 2020Tech News

sharepoint 2010 retiring november 2020On November 1st 2020, Microsoft will begin to remove the ability to run or create SharePoint 2010 workflows from existing SharePoint Online tenants.


What does mean for businesses?

This means that businesses will no longer be able to run SharePoint 2010 workflows on their SharePoint Online tenant. The feature will be turned off and current workflows will be stopped from running, meaning business processes automated via SP2010 workflow will stop working.


Who does it apply to?

This applies to all customers running 2010 workflow on SharePoint Online.


What will happen if you don’t act now?

SharePoint 2010 workflow will stop running on SharePoint Online, meaning your critical business processes could be impacted.


What are the solutions?

Customers can refactor their SharePoint 2010 workflow in Microsoft Power Automate, this will modernise workflows with the latest technology. Providing ongoing support via Microsoft O365.


What’s involved in upgrading – will it take a long time?

Simple workflow can be reproduced quite quickly, while complex workflow will usually require the help of a development resource.


What are the pre-requisites for upgrading?

While some Microsoft O365 plans include Power Automate free licensing, there are Power Automate Per User and Per Organisational plans that businesses may need to deploy.

Power Automate per user plan which equips a user to run unlimited flows (within service limits) with the full capabilities of Power Automate based on their unique needs for a per user per month price.

Power Automate per flow plan which enables organisations to implement flows with reserved capacity that serve teams, department, or the entire organisation without having to license each end user. This is charged at a per organisation price to enable all users to run varying amounts of Microsoft flows.


How we can help

Our Power Automate experts can refactor your existing SharePoint 2010 workflow in Microsoft Power Automate. This will ensure your business processes can be redeveloped using the latest supported Microsoft Technology.

We can also seek an extension for you on your behalf, to help give you more time to consider your options and take action.

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We can help you assess your current SharePoint 2010 workflow deployment. Just get in touch with us using the form below.