In the world of software development, "deprecated" refers to functions or elements that are in the process of being replaced by newer ones.While a deprecated software feature remains in the software its use may raise warning messages recommending alternative practices; deprecated status may also indicate that feature will be removed in the future. Features are deprecated rather than immediately removed to provide backward compatibility and give programmers time to bring affected code into compliance with the new standard. The following features in SharePoint 2010 Products that have been deprecated or removed from SharePoint 2013. Deprecated features are included in SharePoint 2013 for compatibility with previous product versions. These features will be removed in the next major release of SharePoint Products.
||The visual upgrade feature in SharePoint Server 2010 is not available in SharePoint 2013.
||The visual upgrade feature is replaced with deferred site collection upgrade. The site collection upgrade process is not reversible. The deferred site collection upgrade is a more comprehensive upgrade process than visual upgrade.
| Document Workspace site template
||When you create a site in SharePoint 2013, the Document Workspace site template is not available.
||The scenario of collaborating on a document is now provided by the Team Site site template.
|Personalization Site site template
||When you create a site in SharePoint 2013, the Personalization Site site template is not available.
||The Personalization Site site template was not a widely used site template.
|Meeting Workspace site templates
||When you create a site in SharePoint 2013, all five of the Meeting Workspace site templates are not available. This includes the
Basic Meeting Workspace Blank Meeting Workspace Decision Meeting Workspace Social Meeting Workspace Multipage Meeting Workspace.
|SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 provide other features that support meetings and collaboration. For example, you can use Lync to conduct live meetings, OneNote to take notes during meetings, and a SharePoint team site or My Site to store shared meeting notes.
|Group Work site template
||When you create a site in SharePoint 2013, the Group Work site template is not available.
||The Group Work site template was not a widely used site template.
|Visio Process Repository site template
||When you create a site in SharePoint 2013, the Visio Process Repository site template is not available.
||The Visio Process Repository site template was not a widely used site template.
|Unghosting and customizing CSS files
||The following methods will be removed from the next major release of SharePoint
|The methods are outdated and are no longer needed
|Imaging Web service
||The Imaging Web service provides functionality for creating and managing picture libraries. The Imaging Web service will be removed from the next major release of SharePoint. The Imaging Web service is included and supported in SharePoint 2013.
||The Imaging Web service is not widely used. The only client application for the Imaging Web service, Office Picture Manager, is no longer included with SharePoint 2013.
|Excel Services — Can’t edit workbooks in the browser that have external data connections
||Workbooks with external data connections that use Windows authentication cannot be refreshed in the browser. Instead, you are prompted to open the workbook in the Excel client program.
||This is a design limitation in SharePoint 2013.
||Web Analytics in SharePoint Server 2010 has been discontinued and is not available in SharePoint 2013. Analytics processing for SharePoint 2013 is now a component of the Search service.
||A new analytics system was required for SharePoint 2013 that included improvements in scalability and performance, and that had an infrastructure that encompasses SharePoint Online.
||The Organization Profiles feature is deprecated in SharePoint Server 2013. Organization Profiles contain detailed information about an organization such as teams, divisions, and other information that describes the organization’s hierarchy.
||SharePoint features related to identities continue to evolve around the core concepts of users and groups, and SharePoint will not be investing further in OrgID.
||The search capabilities of SharePoint Foundation 2013 have changed, and are now based on the same search implementation as SharePoint Server. This provides many improvements, but also means that the search configuration is very different.
||Alignment of basic capabilities between SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation.
For a complete list please visit the following links Changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Discontinued features and modified functionality in Microsoft SharePoint 2013
If your organization has a Yammer network, you can use the Yammer App for SharePoint to add a Yammer feed to your SharePoint site. That way people can post, reply, and like Yammer conversations right inside of team and project websites.
The Yammer App for SharePoint allows you to add a real-time social layer to your SharePoint environment. You can engage in team and company-wide conversations, collaborate around files and projects, and become more productive by using Yammer and SharePoint together. This will help you make collaboration a more social, mobile, and engaging experience.
Moreover, The Yammer App for SharePoint is free. You just need to add the app to your SharePoint.
The SharePoint product group released the August 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For further details:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2013/08/14/august-2013-cu-for-sharepoint-2013-has-been-released.aspx Note: All Updates for SharePoint 2013 require March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first.