M365 Changelog: Tenant setting to disable the creation of new SharePoint 2013 workflows

MC279468 – SharePoint tenant admins and global admins may disable the creation of new SharePoint 2013 workflows in their tenant by using a new parameter, -StopNew2013Workflows, in the Set-SPOTenant PowerShell command.

NOTE: Minimum PowerShell version required to run this command is: 16.0.21513.12000 (Shipped on August 10, 2021).

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82078.

When this will happen:

This tenant setting will be generally available by late August 2021.

How this will affect your organization:

If the tenant setting is set to true, then users in that tenant will be unable to create new 2013 workflows. Please note that existing 2013 workflows can continue to run and be modified even if this tenant setting is enabled.

If the tenant setting is not enabled (i.e. the default state), the there is no impact to your organization and new 2013 workflows may continue to be created.

What you need to do to prepare:

If you enable this tenant setting, you may wish to inform your end users that they can no longer create new 2013 workflows. When they attempt to do so in SharePoint Designer 2013, they will see the following error: “The SharePoint admin has disabled the creation of new workflows. Existing workflows will continue to run.”Additional information