Moving from SharePoint Workflows with Office 365
The time has come to leave SharePoint Workflows in the past. They have proved rigid and too difficult to manage effectively in large organizations.
The good news is the replacement for SharePoint Workflows, Power Automate / Microsoft Flow is a more progressive, more flexible cloud based workflow model. Let’s explore how SharePoint Workflows originated and why they no longer meet the needs of the average user. SharePoint 2007 introduced the concept of workflows. The purpose of these workflows from Microsoft was that now you can leverage SharePoint to help automate some of the processes in your organization getting more for your investment. Being able to automate smaller processes without worrying about budget or finding an internal dev-team member was a game-changer. Microsoft continued to update workflows in SharePoint 2010 and 2013, adding more functionality and continuing to refine them just enough to keep them valuable for typical use cases.