Sharepoint - What are the discontinued functionalities between SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016?

Deprecated features

  • User Profile service (ForeFront Identity Manager Client)

    • SharePoint Server 2016 no longer uses FIM as the synchronization client. FIM (synchronize between Active Directory and SharePoint) is being removed and

    • the bidirectional sync with AD has been improved.

    • The default process is Active Directory Import.

    • You can also use any synchronization tool such as Microsoft Identity Manager 2016.
  • STSADM.exe

The Stsadm command-line tool has been deprecated, but it is included to support compatibility with previous product versions.

  • Tags and Noted

They are completely deprecated.

  • SharePoint Foundation.

SharePoint Foundation is no longer available in the SharePoint Server 2016 release.SharePoint Foundation 2013 remains available for use.

  • Standalone Install Mode.

SharePoint Server 2016 doesn’t support the standalone install option.(See the first improvement in this article)

  • Excel Services.

Excel Services and its associated business intelligence capabilities are no longer hosted on SharePoint Server. Excel Services functionality is now part of Excel Online in Office Online Server.

  • The Work Management Service Application.

You couldn’t now aggregate tasks to a central location on SharePoint because the Work Management Service Application has been removed.

  • My Tasks and associated Exchange Task Sync features.

They have been removed because the Work Management Service Application that is required for both features has also been removed.

  • BI Capabilities.

The SQL Server 2014 Power Pivot and Power View add-ins for SharePoint Server 2016 cannot be deployed or used in SharePoint Server 2016. To deploy these add-ins you need to upgrade to SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1

  • InfoPath 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013

It will be the last versions of those products.However, the support for InfoPath 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013 will match the support life cycle for SharePoint Server 2016, running until 2026.

Find the complete list in my article at SIMPLY, WHAT’S NEW AND DEPRECATED IN SHAREPOINT SERVER 2016 ?

here is technet article which will give you some highl level stuff: What's deprecated or removed from SharePoint Server 2016

The following features and functionality have been deprecated or removed in SharePoint Server.

  • Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint
  • SharePoint Foundation
  • Standalone Install mode
  • ForeFront Identity Manager client (FIM)
  • Excel Services in SharePoint
  • Tags and Notes
  • Work Management Service Application
  • Stsadm.exe

Here are the articles

Deprecated or removed features from SharePoint 2016

New and improved features in SharePoint 2016