Reminder: SharePoint 2010 Workflows retirement

As posted in my earlier post “SharePoint 2010 workflow retirement“, this is a reminder!

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.

A retirement announcement banner has been introduced on multiple workflow pages:

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Your 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 can 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:  

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

Learn more 

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