We have various web parts targeting SP 2013. I now have a SP 2016 Beta server with VS 2015 installed. I don't see any template in VS to create 2016 web part or a way to upgrade web part project to target SP 2016.

One of the web parts worked with 2016 directly (wsp created on 2013) but another one is not working so I am keen to understand the process of supporting and migrating 2013 web parts to 2016.

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You need to install Microsoft Office Developer Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2015. then you will get SharePoint 2016 Template.

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After installing this tool, just open your 2013 solution, it will be automatically converted to 2016. Then find the problems.

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