I guess it’s very important to check and ensure that your existing environment is running a version of SharePoint that can be upgraded to the next version while you’re planning for a SharePoint upgrade.
So keeping that in mind, I’ve prepared a list of the build numbers for various SharePoint versions that should help in planning the upgrade.
- To upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to 2010, your SharePoint 2007 farm should be on this build number–> ( i.e. SharePoint 2007 SP2, build number (12.0.6421.1000) )
- To upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to 2013, your SharePoint 2010 farm should be on this build number–> ( SharePoint 2010 SP1, build number (14.0.6029.1000) )
- To upgrade from SharePoint Server 2013 to 2016, your SharePoint 2013 farm should be on this build number–>( SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 + March 2013 PU, build number (15.0.4481.1005) )
Note: Also, please ensure that you fix the errors in the current environment itself before you upgrade to the next version as the errors will not be fixed once you upgrade to the next version of SharePoint. An error in SharePoint is an error on all the versions and just upgrading it won’t fix it.
Upgrade Methods to the next on-premises version of SharePoint:
The tabular column below should help you in choosing the right upgrade method if you’re planning to move to the next on-premises version
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