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The user object needs to exist in a UIL. That's the primary responsibility of stsadm/Move-SPUser: to migrate users within the UIL to the new identity. The User Profile Service can, in certain scenarios, automatically migrate a user when it has detected a change, but from the sounds of it, you don't need to do any work for this particular user.


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Yes, you can do, But for this, you have to use the 3rd party tools. There is no OOTB method which support direct migration from SharePoint on-prem to SharePoint online. Try ShareGate or Metalogix or any other.


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SharePoint Server 2016 will generally available on May 4th 2016( xcross fingers), you can join Microsoft is hosting a live, Right now, Trail version is available and you can download it from Microsoft site. As far as Migration, In your case Database Upgrade approach is best. Same approach we did from 2010 to 2013 farm. Also check: ...


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Yes it should work because it's not a matter of how many servers you have, if it's a single farm then you can migrate it to from a multi servers environment to your new single box environment by migrating the content databases.


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As you already get the answer but I would like to give my 2 cents. to avoid any unknown issue. Install and configure the SharePoint on Dev server( Version should match to prod) Create new service accounts and set the permission. Create new Web app (s) Configure the authentication as in Production Apply customization if any i.e Web.config change etc ...



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