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Summary: If you’re using SharePoint Server 2010, it’s time to migrate to Microsoft 365. SharePoint 2019 supports easy document management, team collaboration, and content management within your organization. This article is your exclusive guide to migrate SharePoint 2010 to 2019 or SharePoint Online using an advanced SharePoint migration tool named Kernel Migration for SharePoint.

April 13, 2021, was the end-of-support date announced by Microsoft for SharePoint Server 2010. The term ‘end of support’ means Microsoft will no longer bring any updates to the particular version of the application. It is an indication to the user that they should upgrade to the latest version of the software. After the announced date, it will be an end of the lifecycle. However, it’s important to note that the software will still function, but Microsoft will no longer assists with any associated issues or updates.

Consequence of end of support

As Microsoft no longer supports SharePoint 2010, you’ll not receive any of the following.

  • Technical support to fix your various problems.
  • Regular updates and bug fixes to keep the software stable.
  • Security patches to stop breaches and prevent SharePoint Server from being vulnerable.
  • Time zone updates.

You won’t want your team to continue working with the same outdated tool to which you can’t even provide support if there’re any mishaps. Therefore, it is better to adopt the change and proceed with the latest version of SharePoint.

Why migrate from SharePoint Server 2010 to SharePoint Server 2019?

If you are using SharePoint 2010, the window to receive Microsoft support has come to an end., Your natural reaction to the situation now might to upgrade to the latest version of SharePoint Server 2019 and find a suitable method to do so. However, if you’ve done a careful review of Microsoft’s Upgrade and Updates documentation you will find out that there is no direct method to migrate from SharePoint Server 2010 to SharePoint Server 2019.

To upgrade to SharePoint Server 2019, you will have to upgrade either to SharePoint Server 2013 or 2016 and then finally upgrade to 2019. The table shows the available option for you:

End of Support software

SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint Server 2016

SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Server 2013 (on-premises)

SharePoint Online

SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid with SharePoint Online

SharePoint Server 2016 (on-premises)

SharePoint Cloud Hybrid Search

Migrating using SharePoint migration solution

As SharePoint Server 2019 is not available as a direct destination for the SharePoint Server 2010, a possible option in front of you is to use any professional software that supports all migrations irrespective of their versions. Among so many software available, Kernel Migration for SharePoint stands out as the most reliable choice.

SharePoint Migration software gives you many additional features like a variety of filter options and an easy scheduling option that will run the migration whenever you want to run it. You can migrate sites, subsites, lists, libraries, documents, permissions, metadata, etc.

Let’s go through the process of migrating the SharePoint Server 2010 to the latest SharePoint Server 2019.

The tool adds two SharePoint servers as the source and destination and you can do the migration as easily as the copy-paste process. So, let’s go through the process of migrating the SharePoint Server 2010 to the latest SharePoint Server 2019.

Add SharePoint Server 2010 as the Source

    1. Open the tool. In the toolbar, go to Add New Source and click SharePoint Server.Open the tool
    2. In the Add New Site, you need to provide a project name and site address of the SharePoint 2010 site. If you need to search for a specific site, then you can click the Find /Add Multiple Sites button.provide a project name and site address
    3. It will open a new wizard where you need to input the site’s valid credentials and click OK button.It will open a new wizard
    4. Note: Here, you can choose Basic or Modern Authentication to proceed with, enter the credentials and click Next to load site collection.choose Basic or Modern Authentication

    5. After connecting with the SharePoint Server, the tool will display the list of Site Collection URL.the tool will display the list of Site Collection URL
    6. After selecting the URLs, click Check Accessibility and then hit the Finish button.selecting the URLs
    7. After selecting the sites from site collection, the details will be added as shown in the wizard below click OK to add SharePoint site to the source.selecting the sites from site collection
    8. A message will ask whether you want to add the SharePoint site as the destination also. Click No.
    9. The SharePoint Server sites are presented in the source pane.add the SharePoint site

    The process to add the SharePoint Server 2019 is exactly the same as adding the source site. Simply go to destination pane and right click on the SharePoint (On-Premises/Online) and select Add New SharePoint site. Simply, follow the same steps as above to add the site in the destination.add the SharePoint Server 2019

    Migrate SharePoint 2010 to 2019

    Once you add SharePoint Servers both in Source and Destination, you can use copy-paste to place the data from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2019. You can copy an unlimited amount of data at a time and migrate it to the desired destination. After you migrate the data, the tool will generate a report showing the status of the migrated data and their new URL.

    1. Right-click on the Source Site Collection and select Copy.the Source Site Collection
    2. Now, right-click on the SharePoint Server and click Paste to move site to SharePoint 2019 (destination).right-click on the SharePoint Server

    Once done, follow the prompt and migrate SharePoint site collections to SharePoint 2019. These simple steps make migrating from SharePoint 2010 to 2019 a hassle-free job that even a non-technical person can execute.


    After reading this article, we understood that a direct transition from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2019 is currently not available. It would be a waste of time and resources to migrate using intermediate SharePoint versions (2013 and 2016). Therefore, it is a wise decision to get Kernel Migration for SharePoint, a professional tool designed to execute upgrades or migration to the latest SharePoint version.

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