SharePoint 2013 Workflows platform was introduced 10 years ago. Since the release of SharePoint workflows, Microsoft has evolved workflow orchestration to not only encompass SharePoint, but all the productivity services you use within Microsoft 365 and extend to 3rd parties. Power Automate is the Microsoft solution for workflow orchestration. It connects to all Microsoft 365 services and over 220 other services to let an enterprise build custom workflows. There are also many 3rd party solutions that can directly orchestrate SharePoint data via SharePoint’s open API platform.
SharePoint 2010 Workflows was retired as of November 1st, 2020 with the notice that we would also retire SharePoint Workflow 2013 in the future. Although we currently do not have a timeline to announce SharePoint 2013 Workflow retirement, it is strongly recommended to move 2013 workflows to the Power Automate platform or some other modern workflow orchestration solution.
To help, a new, open-source Microsoft 365 Assessment tool is available to help you identify and evaluate the usage of SharePoint 2013 workflows in your tenant.
When this will happen:
Available beginning in early June.
How this affects your organization:
The new, open source, Microsoft 365 Assessment Tool helps you identify and evaluate the SharePoint 2013 workflows on your tenant by providing you the usage data of SharePoint 2013 Workflows and generating a Power BI report to help plan migration of 2013 workflows to a modern workflow orchestration service.
What you can do to prepare:
Review the documentation and update internal documentation as appropriate.
- Modernize SharePoint 2013 workflows
- Guidance: Migrate from classic workflows to Power Automate flows in SharePoint
- Microsoft 365 Assessment tool
- Microsoft 365 Assessment tool blog post