SQL Server 2016 introduced a large number of enhancements and feature releases, which have prompted corporations to envision for an upgrade. For a successful upgrade and migration path to SQL Server 2016, you need to ensure that you have followed all the SQL server 2016 pre upgrade checklist and unsupported scenarios.
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Firstly, you need to ensure that your edition of SQL Server is eligible for a direct upgrade path to SQL Server 2016. You can upgrade to SQL Server 2016 from the following versions:
Before moving to SQL Server 2016, ensure that all the features that you are using are supported in the current release. Search the below table to find out.
I hope this gives you enough information to get you started with SQL Server 2016. Follow the Official documentation from Microsoft as provided below:
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