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

October 1, 2019
The original article is published on the Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog.

October marks the beginning of the 24-month countdown before SharePoint Server 2010 reaches end of extended support.  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).

001_SPMT-SPS2010_Hero-start.pngUse 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.

002_SPMT-SPS2010_Teams-as-destination.pngExample 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:

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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

Mark Kashman, senior product manager – SharePoint and OneDrive

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