SharePoint 2013 End of Life Support & Migration to O365

By | 2018-05-17T15:13:44+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Sharepoint, SharePoint Online|0 Comments

SHAREPOINT 2013 END OF MAINSTREAM SUPPORT
Did you know that Microsoft have ended their mainstream support for SharePoint 2013 in April 2018? What this means to you as an organisation is that if you want support you need to pay for it. Can your organisation afford to pay for support? If you’re currently running SharePoint 2013 you should start planning your move to Office 365 as soon as possible before it costs your organisation unnecessary costs.

CAN YOU AFFORD THE COST?
Having an outdated and unsupported version of a SharePoint Server environment comes at a cost If you want security and non-security related fixes, you have to purchase support and pay for each fix requested. Now that you are unsupported if a corruption occurs within your farm or within a content database, are you able to recover your farm or content completely without involving Microsoft?

LOSS IN PRODUCTIVITY
In addition, there are many productivity enhancements that your users can benefit from migrating to a newer platform. By migrating to Office 365, your users can start taking advantage of new features like OneDrive for Business, Office 365 Groups, Microsoft Hub Sites, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps. By not migrating, you are costing your organisation money in the form of time and enhanced productivity that your users don’t have today.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MIGRATE TO OFFICE 365?
No matter how big or small your organisation, upgrading SharePoint 2013 does take time, from a couple weeks to a couple of months or even a whole year. The migration time is largely dependent on the amount of content you have and the upload speed into Office 365/SharePoint Online.

BENEFITS OF MIGRATING TO OFFICE 365
Once you migrate to Office 365, you no longer have to plan for upgrades every time there is a new version of SharePoint released. Microsoft rolls out new features every three months and you can choose which ones to enable for your organisation. In addition, Microsoft manages the upgrades for you so you don’t need to dedicate time, money and resources to upgrade and no more migration effort and cost.

START THE UPGRADE TODAY
Don’t run the risk of operating unsupported or unsafe software. Contact risual today to talk to the Business Productivity team which specialises in SharePoint about your options and requirements. We can help you upgrade and migrate your content, so you never need to worry about outdated and unsupported software again.

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