Nothing Major Was Removed or Deprecated in Windows 10 Version 1909

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Uncategorized with 24 Comments

With the release of Windows 10 version 1909 this week, Microsoft has documented the features it’s removed and deprecated.

“[While] each version of Windows 10 adds new features and functionality, occasionally we also remove features and functionality, often because we’ve added a better option,” Microsoft notes in its creatively named support document, Windows 10 features we’re no longer developing.

Only two features have been removed from Windows 10 in version 1909: Taskbar settings roaming, which was deprecated in version 1903, and Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) APIs; the PNRP cloud service was previously removed in version 1809.

But many more features were deprecated, meaning that they will likely be removed in a future Windows 10 version. These include My People/People in the Shell, Hyper-V vSwitch on LBFO, the Language Community tab in Feedback Hub, Text Services Framework (TFS) 1 and 2 IME (which will be replaced by TSF3 IME in a future release), and Package State Roaming (PSR).

Previous versions were a bit more brutal. For example, Windows To Go was deprecated in 1903 and will never be updated.