Here are the features being removed or deprecated in Windows 10 version 1909

Yesterday, Microsoft released the Windows 10 November 2019 Update. It's a small update, with a small list of new features. It's no surprise, since Windows 10 version 1909 is really just an enablement package that lights up some new features and bumps up the build number. Version 1903 and 1909 are even serviced with the exact same cumulative updates.

Microsoft has updated its support documents to show which features are being removed or deprecated in the new update. Being that this is a small update, it should come as no surprise that this list is small as well.

Here's the list of features being removed:

Feature Details and mitigation
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.


And then there are the features that are being deprecated. This means that these features are still included in the OS, but they're not longer being actively developed. It also means that they may be removed in a future release.

Here's the full list:

Feature Details and mitigation
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.


My People is probably the most consumer-facing feature that's being deprecated. Presumably, it wasn't being used much.

The next feature update is Windows 10 20H1, which is due out in the first half of 2020. The good news is that it's pretty much done, so if a deprecated feature on the list isn't removed just yet, it probably won't be.

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