A discontinued feature is one that is no longer supported. It might also be physically removed from the product. The following features are discontinued SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services.
|Feature||Replacment or workaround|
|CalculationPassValue (MDX)||None. This feature was deprecated in SQL Server 2005.|
|CalculationCurrentPass (MDX)||None. This feature was deprecated in SQL Server 2005.|
|NON_EMPTY_BEHAVIOR query optimizer hint||None. This feature was deprecated in SQL Server 2008.|
|COM assemblies||None. This feature was deprecated in SQL Server 2008.|
|CELL_EVALUATION_LIST intrinsic cell property||None. This feature was deprecated in SQL Server 2005.|
Previously deprecated feature announcements from SQL Server 2014 remain in effect. Because the code supporting those features has not yet been cut from the product, many of these features are still present in this release. While previously deprecated features might be accessible, they are still considered deprecated and could be physically removed from the product at any point during the SQL Server 2017 release. We strongly recommend that you avoid using deprecated features in any new models or applications based on Analysis Services in SQL Server 2017.