If your organization uses SharePoint 2013 workflows, it’s time to start planning for their retirement. Microsoft has announced that, from April 2nd, 2026, SharePoint 2013 workflows will no longer function. While this may seem like a long way off, it’s important to start preparing now to ensure a smooth transition to a new workflow solution.

Microsoft has evolved workflow orchestration to not only encompass SharePoint, but all the productivity services you use with Microsoft 365 and beyond. With the continued investment in Power Automate as the universal solution to workflow, Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2013 workflows.

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The retirement of SharePoint 2013 workflows will happen in two phases.

  • From April 2nd, 2024, SharePoint 2013 workflows will be turned off for any newly created tenants.
  • From April 2nd, 2026, Microsoft will remove the ability to run, create, and execute SharePoint 2013 workflows for existing tenants. There will not be an option to extend SharePoint 2013 workflow beyond April 2nd, 2026.

If your organization still uses SharePoint 2013 workflows, it’s time to start planning for the transition to Power Automate or other supported solutions. Microsoft recommends that you notify your users, workflow developers, and site owners of the upcoming retirement of SharePoint 2013 workflows. You should also update your user training and prepare your help desk to support the transition.

For admins, Microsoft recommends using the Microsoft 365 Assessment tool to scan your tenants for legacy workflow usage. This will help you identify any SharePoint 2013 workflows that need to be migrated to Power Automate or other supported solutions. You should also review the guidance on migrating from classic workflows to Power Automate flows in SharePoint and review the Power Automate resources as a solution to legacy workflows.