Depreciated Features in SharePoint 2016

  • SharePoint Foundation – Is no longer available as all the SharePoint core functionality is built directly into the core SharePoint product.
  • Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) – FIM is depreciated. FIM was used to connect Active Directory with SharePoint for synchronization. Only Active Directory import is available. You can also connect to external Sync services like Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM).
  • Standalone Mode – Now MinRole feature come in place. Because of this Standalone Mode Installation feature is removed. If you want to build a test or development environment then you to choose single server installation but make sure SQL server is already installed before you proceed.
  • SharePoint Designer – A new version of SharePoint Designer will not going to be released. But previous versions is supported.
  • Stsadm.exe – stsadm.exe is depreciated as new and more commands added in SharePoint PowerShell.
  • Excel Services in SharePoint – Excel Services are now not available with SharePoint 2016. Excel Services functionality is now moved to Excel Online in Office Online Server Preview. The following Excel Services functionality has been deprecated:
    • Excel Services Windows PowerShell cmdlets.
    • Trusted data providers.
    • Trusted file locations and data connection libraries.
    • Opening of Excel workbooks from SharePoint Central Administration site.
  • Tags and Notes – This feature is completely depreciated now.
    • InfoPath Services – New version of InfoPath services will not going to be released but previous version of InfoPath forms are still available and supported.

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