Windows 10 features lifecycle

  • Applies to: Windows 10

Each release of Windows 10 contains many new and improved features. Occasionally we also remove features and functionality, usually because there is a better option.

Features no longer being developed

The following topic lists features that are no longer being developed. These features might be removed in a future release.

Windows 10 features we're no longer developing

Features removed

The following topic has details about features that have been removed from Windows 10.

Windows 10 features we removed

Terminology

The following terms can be used to describe the status that might be assigned to a feature during its lifecycle.

  • Deprecation: The stage of the product lifecycle when a feature or functionality is no longer in active development and may be removed in future releases of a product or online service.
  • End of support: The stage of the product lifecycle when support and servicing are no longer available for a product.
  • Retirement: The stage of the product lifecycle when an service is shut down so that it is no longer available for use.
  • Remove or retire a feature: The stage of the product lifecycle when a feature or functionality is removed from a service after it has been deprecated.
  • Replace a feature: The stage of the product lifecycle when a feature or functionality in a service is replaced with a different feature or functionality.

Also see

Windows 10 release information