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SharePoint 2016 Removed or deprecated Features

  • SharePoint Foundation is no longer available in the SharePoint Server 2016 release.
    • no more free SharePoint Foundation
  • Removed Standalone Installation – SharePoint Server 2016 doesn’t support the standalone install option, so it is no longer available in the setup program.
    • SQL Server Express is not supported
    • SharePoint 2016 needs SQL Server 2014 SP1, 64 bit to Install
  • ForeFront Identity Manager client (FIM)
    • SharePoint Server 2016 no longer uses FIM as the synchronization client. The default process is Active Directory Import. You can also use any synchronization tool such as Microsoft Identity Manager 2016, or any third-party tool.
  • Removed Excel Services
    • Excel Services functionality is now part of Excel Online in Office Online Server.
  • Removed Tags and Notes
    • The Tags and Notes feature is deprecated in SharePoint Server 2016, long back Tags and notes features removed from office 365
  • Removed STSADM.exe
    • Windows PowerShell is the only and recommended option to perform command-line administrative tasks in SharePoint 2016