Suppose your organization has a previous SharePoint farm version, and you would like to move the data to a new SharePoint 2016 farm. You have two paths:
Upgrade your farm.
Use a third-party tool.
This chapter will demonstrate the first approach, given that you have a 2013 farm.
The upgrade story has been a changing one between versions of SharePoint for the last decade. If you take a look back at SharePoint Portal Server 2003, ...