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.