Deactivated controls in SharePoint Designer 2013
Summary: Learn which SharePoint Designer features can be turned off by a SharePoint administrator.
A SharePoint Server administrator can deactivate the following features in SharePoint Designer 2013 clients that are connected to the server:
Connections to SharePoint Server if software updates to SharePoint Designer are required.
The ability to create workflows by using the SharePoint Server 2010 workflow platform.
The ability to save and publish existing workflows that use the SharePoint Server 2010 workflow platform.
The ability to save a SharePoint Server 2010 workflow as a template.
If you notice that any of these features are not available in SharePoint Designer 2013, contact your SharePoint Server administrator for more information.