2017 UPDATE: if you are looking how to use SharePoint Designer 2013 with SharePoint Online / 2016, then please check out : “There is no SharePoint Designer 2016, but you can still use SharePoint Designer 2013“.
If you followed the social activity on the web ‘post ignite’ you may seen that SharePoint Designer may be killed off in SharePoint 2016. See Ben’s tweet after a session he attended :
Is this for real? If so, what’s going to replace it (if anything). I suspect this is just part of the general move to stop the amount of ‘customisations’ that customer’s currently do in SharePoint. Microsoft can’t maintain and support these long term (as it shackles innovation in the product), so I think it’s probably a good thing. There are often other ways to achieve the same thing in most cases.
What do you think? Will you miss it?
Future of SharePoint “…although we will continue to support custom workflows built with SharePoint Designer and hosted on SharePoint Server 2016 and Office 365.” from – https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/20/sharepoint-server-2016-and-project-server-2016-release-candidate-available/.
As mentioned in my post (URL below), Microsoft Flow was announced as a new service for automating workflow across the growing number of apps and SaaS services.
With Power Apps you can create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronise files, collect data, and more.