Windows client features lifecycle
- Windows 10
- Windows 11
Each release of Windows 10 and Windows 11 contains many new and improved features. Occasionally we also remove features and functionality, usually because there is a better option.
Windows 11 features
For information about features that are impacted when you upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, see Feature deprecations and removals.
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.
The following topics have details about features that have been removed from Windows 10 or Windows 11. This includes features that are present in Windows 10, but are removed in Windows 11.
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.
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