SharePoint Migration Tool now supports SharePoint Server 2010 (general availability)

Published Oct 01 2019 08:00 AM 29.1K Views

October 2019 marks the beginning of the 12-month countdown before SharePoint Server 2010 reaches end of extended support (October 13th, 2020).  It’s not too late to start planning an upgrade or migration to the latest version of SharePoint whether your plans are on-premises, in the cloud, or somewhere in between. Now when using the SharePoint Migration Tool, you can start migrating your content from SharePoint Server 2010 to Office 365. You, too, can now select a sub-folder destination or create a sub-folder directly in the tool, allowing you to migrate your content directly into your preferred Microsoft Teams channel(s).


Use the SharePoint Migration Tool to migrate file shares or SharePoint Server sites to SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams.Use the SharePoint Migration Tool to migrate file shares or SharePoint Server sites to SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams.

The SharePoint Migration Tool is a simple and fast solution to help you migrate content from on-premises SharePoint Server sites and file shares to SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams in Office 365. It is designed to help you bring your information to the cloud and take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions within Office 365.


With a few simple clicks in the intuitive user interface, you can migrate files from file shares, SharePoint sites, with support for bulk migrations.


Example when selecting and setting a Microsoft Team channel folder as a files destination location.Example when selecting and setting a Microsoft Team channel folder as a files destination location.

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 9 years since we announced SharePoint Server 2010 at our first SharePoint Conference outside of Seattle, SharePoint Conference 2009 held in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 20th, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay with the keynote delivered by Steve Ballmer. 


Get started today with the SharePoint Migration Tool at and learn how the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) lets you migrate content from SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoin....


Additionally, review how to move to and adopt Office 365 with Microsoft FastTrack.  In addition, consider one of Microsoft’s many partners that can help ensure your migration to Office 365 is both seamless and successful. Together, you have expertise in tooling and people for simple to complex migrations, support with adoption and usage, and help during your planning phase.


Additional resources about getting there and once you get there:


TABLE | In addition to on-premises file shares, what’s supported at this time from SharePoint Server 2010 & 2013 into Office 365 (full, maintained article)




File, folder, list items

Supports migration of files, folders and lists.



Separate settings are available to set file share permissions and the SharePoint on-premises permissions.



We will preserve your file history, as determined by you.


Managed Metadata & Taxonomy

SPMT supports the migration of content types and term stores. Global term store migration requires global tenant admin permissions.


Navigation & icons

Site navigation for out of box sites is preserved and migrated


Site features

We support an extensive number of site features


SharePoint web parts

SPMT supports the migration of SharePoint webparts


Site migration

SharePoint sites that are "out of the box"; sites that do not use any coding or 3rd party tools can be migrated


Site description

Site descriptions can be migrated



Tasks can also be saved to be rerun later, allowing you to move only those new or updated files in the source location.



Pages in the site asset library




SharePoint Server 2010 product support information:

Products Released

Lifecycle Start Date

Mainstream Support End Date

Extended Support End Date

SharePoint Server 2010





Update now to the latest version of the SharePoint Migration Tool: now to the latest version of the SharePoint Migration Tool:

Mark Kashman, senior product manager – SharePoint and OneDrive

Occasional Contributor

Hi, Mark:

Thanks for the heads-up on these tools, I'm sure they will be useful.

Side note: Has the end of extended support been extended for SharePoint Server 2010? This page says it's Oct. 13, 2020, which is less than 24 months from now.




@Mark Kashman - As far as I remember its around 12 months for end of support for SharePoint 2010 which is October 2020. Is this extended to Oct 2021?


Hi @Rishi Gupta & @Rob Helm ,


The correct end of extended support for SharePoint Server 2010 is October 13th, 2020. I miscalculated in the opening paragraph of the blog above, and have now corrected it; inclusive of adding the official table of SPS'2010 support toward the end of the blog; as found here: (same as Rob pointed out).


Thank you both for the feedback and questions, Mark.

New Contributor

Hi Mark, any plans to support SharePoint 2016 in future?

Frequent Contributor

At one point, it supported migrating from Dropbox and Google Drive. Is that no longer an option?

New Contributor

is this extended to Oct 2021?


@Joachim von Seydewitz , SharePoint 2016 is planned to be supported by The SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT). Stay tuned.


@Jlee_Prosci , The SharePoint Migration Tool supports On-Prem content migrations to SharePoint and OneDrive. SPMT supports migrations from file shares and SharePoint on-premises 2010 and 2013. For cloud migration, you can use Mover (, newly acquired by Microsoft) to migration content for 3rd party cloud storage services including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and others.


Hi @rajeshtechnovert - The SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT; currently supports migrations from SharePoint Server 2010 (SPS'2010). There is no plan to block this scenario beyond its October 2020 end-of-support (EOS). Note: this does not change or affect the SPS'2010 code base beyond its EOS date. Thanks, Mark 

Occasional Visitor

How can I migration existing Sharepoint as my own to Microsoft Team with all library document and member also migrate? should I use sharepoint migration tool application? 

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