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balajircs
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Migrate SharePoint 2010 workflow to Office 365 (V16)

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Hi,

  We have several site collections and Nintex 2010 workflows running, We'd like to migrate SP 2010 onpremise into O365 with Nintex Workflows. Please guide me how we can migrate Nintex workflow 2010 into O365. Is there is any 3rd party tool support or We have to rebuild the same functionality of Nintex OnPRem 2010 workflow into O365 Nintex workflow. Please find the list of queries below and expecting the reply from Nintex team,

1) What is the procedure to migrate Nintex 2010 onPrem workflow into O365 workflow?

2) Is there is any action / methods / features varied between Nintex onprem and O365 workflow?

3) Is Nintex O365 workflow supports schedule based workflow like timer jobs..Actually, we have some timer jobs and planning to migrate into O365..but timer jobs are not supporting into O365. So we have plan to implement the same kind of functionality in O365 using Nintex O365 workflow. Can we implement it and schedule it? We dont have option to implement the timer jobs using AZure or Console app..

4)  Please share Nintex O365 Plans and pricing cost?

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andrewg
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Re: Migrate SharePoint 2010 workflow to Office 365 (V16)

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Because of the differences Microsoft has built into the App model and the new Workflow Manager for O365, there is not an exact parity between the two workflow engines. Even though Microsoft has created this difference, Nintex is bringing into O365 workflows many of the abilities found in on-prem workflows. And it is changing and growing each quarter. Even though they have made great strides to bring them closer, they are still slightly different. We still have flexi-style tasks, lazy approval, and state machines (three things SPO workflows do not have), but in some of the actions, the architecture has changed.

The best way to review the differences would be to review the action lists and their documentation. Here are links to 2010 and O365.

There is no direct method that Microsoft has created to take on premise workflow architecture to be migrated to the newer workflow manager. Further information on What's Different between SharePoint & Office 365 Workflows.

Sharegate is the only tool that can migrate Nintex workflows to O365. It is able to rebuild them as far as possible, unto the point of the limitations of the SharePoint architecture. It will give you a massive head start with the workflow rebuilds and help you with the overall migration.

At the moment, I do not believe the O365 Site workflows can be scheduled. But there are Pause for Duration and Pause Until Date.

Do you have a Nintex Partner to work with on the migration, builds, or pricing? Partners offer many of these services and will guide you in best practices and offerings.

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harfmt
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Re: Migrate SharePoint 2010 workflow to Office 365 (V16)

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where do we find all the work arounds for the missing actions/functionality?

I also have many large workflows that use Action Sets to group items. I have hundreds of Action Sets. Is there a way to map this particular action to the App Step in Sharegate? Otherwise this is going to be a nightmare.

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andrewg
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Re: Migrate SharePoint 2010 workflow to Office 365 (V16)

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An App Step isn't the same as the Action Set primarily, though you can change a permission level of the context within both actions. The actions being added to O365 have been updated weekly in the past few months. So the need for workarounds changes with them. What Sharegate does for actions that are not easily replaceable with online actions, is that it puts a placeholder in the process to identify areas that will need attention to complete the workflow.

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