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Workflow Hero

Migrating from On-Prem to Office 365, there isn't a short path is there?

Currently performing an evaluation of Office 365 versions of both Forms and Workflows, and I can now see why all I keep hearing from Nintex is that this is a new platform and a completely new product, as it seems there is no migration path other than manually re-creating all forms and workflows (where possible) into something that works with the feature/action set of O365.

 

Exporting from On-Prem version, then importing for O365 version won't be possible (in the near future) right?

 

It seems like file formats are different and action sets and functionality are a long way from parity. I think the Office 365 versions will provide great functionality eventually just hope it doesn't take a few years to get there.

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Workflow Hero

Re: Migrating from On-Prem to Office 365, there isn't a short path is there?

Though Nintex closes the gaps with each revision to O365, I don't think it can ever be 100% parity because of the platform differences between SharePoint on premise and online. With the move of the engine from Windows Workflow Foundation 3 to the 2013 workflow manager (v4) coming soon for Nintex, we may see a quicker gap close between on premise designed workflows from those created online.

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Workflow Hero

Re: Migrating from On-Prem to Office 365, there isn't a short path is there?

Thanks for the response, I guess it was more of a statement in the end rather than a question after the realisation in my investigation that we probably won't be able to fully move all our solutions build on Nintex into O365 for quite a while, and I'll have to continue supporting both environments.

Are the Office 365 roadmaps public? do you have a link?

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Workflow Hero

Re: Migrating from On-Prem to Office 365, there isn't a short path is there?

I couldn't find a public roadmap to link to, but this would be a great opportunity for Nintex to market what is up and coming as I've heard these questions come up a lot.

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Workflow Hero

Re: Migrating from On-Prem to Office 365, there isn't a short path is there?

As of last week, Nintex has announced a partnership with Sharegate to provide a migration solution that will allow users to migrate Nintex workflows and forms from on-prem to Office 365. See the official announcement on the Nintex site or my blog post for more details.

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Workflow Hero

Re: Migrating from On-Prem to Office 365, there isn't a short path is there?

Yeah I did see that, still a long way off being useful, if ever for workflows, as the environment and actions are so different.

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Workflow Hero

Re: Migrating from On-Prem to Office 365, there isn't a short path is there?

Full parity of Workflow Actions should be reached soon. Can someone from Nintex comment on this or provide a timeline? If not I can see this causing more and more migration woes.

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Workflow Hero

Re: Migrating from On-Prem to Office 365, there isn't a short path is there?

Just an update on parity. There have been so many improvements since the beginning of summer!

  • Edit Task Forms
  • Attachment Validation
  • Multiple Attachments in forms
  • Convert Value
  • Collections!!!!
  • Filter Action
  • And or OR conditions
  • Office 365 workflow Manager
  • Query List
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Workflow Hero

Re: Migrating from On-Prem to Office 365, there isn't a short path is there?

Thanks for the update Andrew, it's getting there... slowly...

for me it's still missing two major features List View and Lookup runtimes func. Without these I can't migrate half of our workflows into Office 365.

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Re: Migrating from On-Prem to Office 365, there isn't a short path is there?

Another update..

Sharegate now support moving workflows to O365 even if you are missing an action. That action will be replaced by a placeholder and the workflow will be saved (not publish) so that you can add the missing action manually.

This is a temporary solution until Nintex and Sharegate finish their work together to make sure that the OnPrem and O365 actions match.

See the kb article here: Unsupported Nintex action converted to the Placeholder action - Sharegate Documentation

Thanks!

Seb

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