Get started with upgrades to SharePoint Server 2016

Summary: Complete your SharePoint upgrade. Find information on upgrading databases and site collections from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint Server 2016.

The first step in any upgrade process is to learn about the process itself so that you can plan and prepare appropriately. These articles help you understand how the SharePoint upgrade process works. These articles also include overviews of how to upgrade service applications.

The following downloadable resources, articles, video recordings, and related resources provide information about understanding the upgrade for SharePoint Server 2016.

Content Description
Building blocks Overview of the upgrade process to SharePoint Server 2016
Get a visual overview of the steps involved in performing an upgrade.
Building blocks Services upgrade overview for SharePoint Server 2016
SharePoint Server 2013 with the March 2013 Cumulative Update included several service applications, some of which have databases that can be upgraded when you upgrade to SharePoint Server 2016. Find out which service application databases can be upgraded and what steps you must take before, during, and after the upgrade for your service applications.
Building blocks Best practices for upgrading to SharePoint Server 2016
Get off to the right start - review these best practices for testing and performing an upgrade to SharePoint Server 2016.