#Windows10: Features to be ditched after October 2018 Update
As Microsoft gears up to introduce Windows 10 October 2018 Update, it is time to know which features will fall on the chopping block. Over the years, Microsoft has fine-tuned its OS with some interesting upgrades, giving us a clean Settings section, Paint 3D, et al. However, the company also has a knack for ditching things, with some key features being removed this year. Here's a sneak peek.
Snipping tool for screenshots
To begin with, Snipping tool or the program allowing Windows users to take screenshots of an open window in a rectangle or free form is being removed. Microsoft is ending development for the tool, but fret not, its capabilities will be integrated into a new universal app called 'Snip & Sketch'. The app will offer snipping functionality with additional quick-launch and delay 'snip' options.
Phone Companion for data syncing
Further, Microsoft's Phone Companion app, designed to sync your smartphone content with PC, will be removed after the October 2018 Update. The features of the app, as Microsoft described, will be incorporated into the phone section of the Settings menu. This will allow users to connect their phones with their Windows 10 machine, just like how the Companion app did.
Hologram app for 3D art
In addition, those using Microsoft's Hologram app for creating or viewing 3D word art designs will have to start using the new Mixed Reality Viewer. The app will allow users to view their art in virtual reality or Hololens and would complement the functionality of Paint 3D, which can be used to create 3D arts.
OneSync for syncing calendar, mail data
Lastly, Microsoft's OneSync service aimed at syncing data with People, Mail, and Calendar apps of Windows 10 is also being removed. After the next update, the work of the service will be handled by Microsoft's sync engine integrated into the Outlook app. Apart from this, other minor features are also being removed because of replication in other apps. The complete list is available here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/planning/windows-10-1809-removed-features