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What you need to know

  • Microsoft has listed features that are deprecated or removed in the November 2019 Update.
  • The list isn't long, but it does note that My People is no longer being developed.
  • The Windows 10 November 2019 Update launched publicly this week.

As usual with new feature updates, Microsoft has removed or deprecated a handful of features in the Windows 10 November 2019 Update. In all, five features are no longer being actively developed, while two features have been removed.

Here's a look, from Microsoft's support documents, what is no longer being developed or is removed (via Neowin).

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Features removed in Windows 10 1909

  • PNRP APIs: The Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) cloud service was removed in Windows 10, version 1809. We are planning to complete the removal process by removing the corresponding APIs.
  • Taskbar settings roaming: Roaming of taskbar settings is removed in this release. This feature was announced as no longer being developed in Windows 10, version 1903.

Features no longer being developed in Windows 10 1909

  • Hyper-V vSwitch on LBFO: In a future release, the Hyper-V vSwitch will no longer have the capability to be bound to an LBFO team. Instead, it can be bound via Switch Embedded Teaming (SET).
  • Language Community tab in Feedback Hub: The Language Community tab will be removed from the Feedback Hub. The standard feedback process: Feedback Hub - Feedback is the recommended way to provide translation feedback.
  • My People / People in the Shell: My People is no longer being developed. It may be removed in a future update.
  • TFS1/TFS2 IME: TSF1 and TSF2 IME will be replaced by TSF3 IME in a future release. Text Services Framework (TFS) enables language technologies. TSF IME are Windows components that you can add to enable typing text for Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean languages.
  • Package State Roaming (PSR): PSR will be removed in a future update. PSR allows non-Microsoft developers to access roaming data on devices, enabling developers of UWP applications to write data to Windows and synchronize it to other instantiations of Windows for that user. The recommended replacement for PSR is Azure App Service. Azure App Service is widely supported, well documented, reliable, and supports cross-platform/cross-ecosystem scenarios such as iOS, Android and web.

The Windows 10 November 2019 Update released to the public yesterday, bringing mostly small improvements to the OS. Microsoft has now shifted its attention to the 20H1 update, which is expected to launch in the first half of next year and will feature a much larger collection of changes.

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