Microsoft deprecates Windows 10/11 features prior to removal

Microsoft has announced that it will no longer develop Timeline for Microsoft Entra accounts, VBScript, or WordPad, and will remove them from the Windows 10 and 11 operating systems in future releases.

VBScript, it said, will be available as a feature on demand in Windows before its final removal. Instead of WordPad, which will be unavailable even as an optional component, it recommends using Microsoft Word (for rich text documents) or Windows Notepad (for plain text).

Cross-device syncing of Microsoft Entra user activity history will cease, starting in January 2024. Microsoft said it will stop storing this data in the cloud. The timeline user experience was retired in Windows 11, although it remains in Windows 10; the timeline user experience and all local activity history still remains on Windows 10 devices. Users can access web history using their browser, and access recent files through OneDrive and Office.

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