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Extended Support for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

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The following has been excerpted from techcommunity.microsoft.com.

As revolutionary as SharePoint Server 2010 was at the time, our latest versions of SharePoint both on-premise and in the cloud through Office 365 have even more to offer. For customers who want to upgrade to the latest version of SharePoint on-premise, you will first need to upgrade to 2013, 2016, and finally 2019. Through advancements in both on-premise and hybrid cloud capabilities, SharePoint Server 2019 provides the benefits of years of cloud innovation, providing best in class IT and developer experiences, along with new user experiences that work the way users work. 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-premise server investment should strongly consider migrating to SharePoint Server 2019 as SharePoint Server 2013 is already well into its own 10-year lifecycle.

Mainstream support for SharePoint Server 2010 ends in October 2020. SharePoint Server 2010 has been on extended support since then, which means only security updates are released. On October 13, 2020, 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.

Lack of compliance with various standards and regulations can be devastating. This may include regulatory and industry standards for which compliance can no longer be achieved. For example, lack of compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards might mean companies such as Visa and MasterCard will no longer do business with you. Or, the new cost of doing business will include paying catastrophic penalties and astronomically high transaction fees. In the worst case, lack of compliance can even result in lost business.

Servers running SharePoint Server 2010 are affected.
Both virtualized and physical instances of SharePoint Server 2010 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. This includes all Microsoft applications, including Groove Server servers.

Staying put will cost more in the end.
Maintenance costs for aging hardware will also increase, and you will face added costs for intrusion detection systems, more advanced firewalls, network segmentation, and other security measures–all simply to isolate legacy server operating systems and SharePoint Server 2010.

Contact YYCC if you are using this Microsft product version – we can help you evaluate and upgrade your systems as painlessly as possible.

Information excerpted from < https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/extended-support-for-sharepoint-server-2010-ends-in-october-2020/ba-p/272628# >

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