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Extended Support for SharePoint Server 2010 ends in April 2021

It’s not too late to start planning an upgrade or migration to the latest version of Microsoft SharePoint whether your plans are on-premises, in the cloud, or somewhere in between as countdown begins before the SharePoint Server 2010 reaches end of extended support. 

SharePoint Server 2010 helped workers find information and connect with subject-matter experts, regardless of their location. Microsoft continued that mission to connect the content and people that matter most — with the versions of SharePoint to follow, to include the latest 2019 version.

SharePoint Server 2010 ushered in a new era of capabilities delivering a platform for composite applications and flexible information management through the newly introduced ‘Access Services’ and sandboxed solutions to support rapid application development.  It was the very best in document management systems.

The latest versions of SharePoint both in the cloud and on-premises through Microsoft Office 365 have even more to offer. For customers who want to upgrade to the latest version of SharePoint on-premises, you will first need to upgrade to 2013, 2016, and finally 2019.  Customers can also choose to migrate their data directly from SharePoint Server 2010 to 2013 or to SharePoint Online.

Customers wanting to maximize their on-premises server investment should strongly consider migrating to SharePoint Server 2019 as SharePoint Server 2013 is already well into its own 10-year lifecycle.

On April 12, 2021, (pushed back from original date of Oct 13, 2020 due to COVID-19), Microsoft will completely end support for SharePoint Server 2010. Here's what end of support means for you:

  • No critical updates were released in 2017 for SharePoint Server 2010 under extended support.

  • No security updates will be developed or released after end of support.

  • More importantly the operating systems supporting SharePoint Server 2010 are reaching or have reached end of support.

It can be devastating to have a lack of compliance with various standards and regulations. This may include regulatory and industry standards for which compliance can no longer be achieved. Lack of compliance can even result in lost business, which would be the worst case scenario.

SharePoint Server 2010, both virtualized and physical, are vulnerable and would not pass a compliance audit. Many applications will also cease to be supported once the operating system they are running on is unsupported.

Staying put will cost more in the end. Not migrating is more costly in the end.

Vulnerable servers are a target for security breaches of various types. SharePoint Server 2010 instances are vulnerable to any new security issues because there are no fixes with the end of support.

SharePoint Server 2010 instances are vulnerable to any new security issues.

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