Microsoft will end mainstream support for SharePoint 2010 on the 13th October 2015

Don’t panic, PointSolutions SharePoint HR, CRM and business apps have been designed to work on the SharePoint 2013 (on-premises) and Office 365 (SharePoint Online) platforms and so the pending changes won’t impact on your PointSolutions business app investments.

After October 13, 2015 Microsoft will stop offering some of the support it has provided since SharePoint 2010 was released in 2009, including:

• Non-security hotfix support
• No-charge incident support
• Design changes and feature requests
• Warranty Claims

This should be viewed as the next step towards the future of SharePoint as the platform has come a long way since 2009. Newer versions of SharePoint have a modern user interface and are responsive to different devices and screen sizes.

A bunch of new features including Community Sites and Enhanced Video Features are changing the way organisations communicate with each other and are increasingly being used to facilitate knowledge-sharing and training within organisations. In SharePoint 2013, videos are treated as a content type as opposed to just a file, which provides a more complete experience for creating, uploading, finding, sharing, and viewing videos.

Whether you upgrade to a new version or migrate to the cloud we have the expertise and experience to support you on your journey.

Currently there are two choices, with a new choice appearing soon: SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online, and available to preview SharePoint 2016 which will bridge Office 365 experiences with on-premises installations for those who can’t or don’t want to put everything in the cloud.