upgrade from exchange 2010 to 2013 or 2016

Im currently running exchange 2010 sp3
I was going to upgrade to 2013
I have installed 2 2013 servers however know im thinking I should scrap that idea and go to the latest version 2016
is 2016 an easier upgrade path?
should I forget about 2013 and go straight to 2016?
I want to use kemp load balancers
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Peter HutchisonSenior Network Systems SpecialistCommented:
Information on Exchange 2016 is not available at present. There is no public beta out either, so I cannot say whether its even possible to migrate from Exchange 2010 to 2016 as yet.

Keep you eye on the Exchange Blogs for any future announcements.

Update: A Preview of 2016 is now available (for testing only)

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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Exchange 2016 isn't available for production use until its release which will probably be October time.
Have you already bought the Exchange 2013 licences? If not then you have two options.

1. Buy now, and put SA on them, so you can get access to Exchange 2016 later.
2. Sit tight for a few months, then buy Exchange 2016 as soon as possible and deploy whichever one you like.

Whether you want to deploy Exchange 2016 straight out of the box is another matter. While it is more an evolution of Exchange 2013 rather than a revolution like the change from 2007 to 2010, it is still a new product with a lot of new functionality. I am not expecting to do anything with Exchange 2016 this year.
You could migrate to Exchange 2013 now, use eval licences which are good for 120 days, then make a decision later.

Migrations from Exchange 2010 to 2016 are possible, it is a fully supported path. You do need to be on the latest service pack and rollup to do it. The migration path is identical - there is nothing different between the two. Getting rid of public folders from Exchange 2010 will make the migration a lot easier. Otherwise everything you can see for migrating to Exchange 2013 will also apply to Exchange 2016.

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