SharePoint 2010 brought us a truly enterprise collaboration application, incorporating many of the features familiar to users from the office suite. It opened the door for Brightstarr and our clients to explore not just how far SharePoint could go for document management & collaboration, but also to fully align business processes and share crucial data through a single user interface.
We understand that for many reasons, there has been a hesitation from some clients to upgrade to newer versions, however as with all Microsoft applications, mainstream support is coming to an end.
On October 13th 2015, Microsoft will cease its mainstream support, and move into Extended support which is an additional service offered to organisations at the time of purchasing SharePoint.
What does this mean in real terms though…? Mainstream support offers the following to all customers:
a) The ability to request design changes
b) Security updates
c) Non Security updates
d) Complimentary support
e) Paid SharePoint 2010 support
With updates and patches ceasing, the risks to users increase. Should assistance from Microsoft be required, the costs can be extensive.
The story however is not bleak. Brightstarr have extensive knowledge of SharePoint 2010, having supported, developed and configured thousands of applications for clients across all iterations of the product. So what are your options..?
- Work with Brightstarr to support your current deployment of SharePoint 2010*
- Talk to us about reviewing your current solution and how you could make use of newer versions, SharePoint 2013 & SharePoint 2016
- Upgrade to SharePoint Online, part of the Office 365 suite
- Discover Unily for a truly world class engaging intranet on a SaaS model
- Upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint 2013
- Consider Microsoft SharePoint 2016 - out now in Beta
Brightstarr are fortunate enough to be part of the exclusive TAP (technology adoption programme) circle. With this, we have been reviewing and providing feedback on SharePoint 2016, and have had the opportunity to start enjoying some of the advancements this brings. Of course, we are subject to certain clauses, preventing us from publishing any information, but it does enable us to offer you the best advice for your future roadmap.
* Brightstarr will look to end SharePoint 2010 support towards the end of 2016
To talk to us about a new solution based on SharePoint 2016, get in touch today.