Upgrading Older SharePoint Server Sites

  • Features, dependencies, and licensing trade-offs will affect the choice between remaining on SharePoint Server or migrating to SharePoint Online.
  • Despite sharing most of the same codebase, SharePoint Server lacks some features found in the hosted offering.
  • SharePoint Online licensing is simpler, but it could cost more in the long run compared to existing perpetual licenses.
  • Even remaining on-premises, technical blockers can limit the ability to upgrade to newer versions.

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