Earlier this month, Bill Baer, Senior Product Marketing Manager for SharePoint at Microsoft, confirmed that the countdown to the demise of SharePoint 2010 has started. According to Baer, Windows servers supporting SharePoint Server 2010 will also be discontinued in two years, as will product support.
From October 13th 2020, there will be no more security patches, which will leave SharePoint 2010 deployments open to attack.
SharePoint Server 2010 helped workers find information and connect with subject-matter experts, regardless of their location and with the versions of SharePoint to follow, Microsoft continues to connect content and people. However, with the introduction of Office 365 and SharePoint Online, enterprises started looking to the online edition to meet collaboration needs, often as part of a digital transformation program.
There are still a large number of organisations running SharePoint 2010 and now is the time to plan to migrate to either a newer version of SharePoint Server or to consider moving to SharePoint Online (with Office 365).
SharePoint Server 2010 has been on extended support since October 2015, at which point only security updates have been released. No critical updates where released in 2017 for SharePoint Server 2010 under extended support and no security updates will be developed or released after end of support.
Lack of compliance with various standards and regulations can be devastating for organisations, so speaking to specialist SharePoint migration experts like Adepteq, who will help you to understand the options available to you, what you need to plan for and how much it may cost will be really beneficial.
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- Posted by Ian Loman
- On 30th November 2018
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