Microsoft Graveyard

Hyper-V Server

January 2029

To be killed by Microsoft in 4 years, Hyper-V Server is a freeware edition of Windows Server with the hypervisor, virtualization capabilities, and other limited infrastructure functionality.

Publisher

October 2026

To be killed by Microsoft in 2 years, Publisher is a desktop publishing application that allowed users to create graphical layouts and documents for print and digital media.

InfoPath

July 2026

To be killed by Microsoft in 2 years, InfoPath is a digital forms and data-gathering application designed for business users and developers.

Azure Blueprints

July 2026

To be killed by Microsoft in 2 years, Azure Blueprints is a declarative way to orchestrate the deployment of various resource templates, policies, role assignments, and other artifacts.

Windows 10

November 2025

To be killed by Microsoft in 1 year, Windows 10 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system succeeding Windows 8.1.

Visual Studio LightSwitch

October 2025

To be killed by Microsoft in 1 year, Visual Studio LightSwitch is a low-code development tool that enabled users to create business applications for the desktop, cloud, and mobile devices.

Visual Studio App Center

March 2025

To be killed by Microsoft in 9 months, Visual Studio App Center is a set of cloud services for managing the lifecycle of mobile and desktop applications, including automated builds, device testing, and distribution.

Windows Subsystem for Android

March 2025

To be killed by Microsoft in 9 months, Windows Subsystem for Android is a system that enables your Windows 11 device to run Android applications that are available in the Amazon Appstore.

Teams Live Events

September 2024

To be killed by Microsoft in 3 months, Teams Live Events is a feature of Teams that allowed users to broadcast live, on-demand video events up to 10k attendees.

Visual Studio for Mac

August 2024

To be killed by Microsoft in 2 months, Visual Studio for Mac is a Mac-specific integrated development environment for projects using Mono or the .NET cross-platform framework.

Xbox 360 Store

July 2024

To be killed by Microsoft in 1 month, Xbox 360 Store is a marketplace for digital games released on the Xbox 360 console.

Alpha Dog Games

2012 - 2024

Killed by Microsoft 1 month ago, Alpha Dog Games was a game development studio that was acquired by Microsoft with the acquisition of ZeniMax Media and known for mobile games Mighty DOOM and Wraithborne. It was 12 years old.

Tango Gameworks

2010 - 2024

Killed by Microsoft 1 month ago, Tango Gameworks was a Japanese game development studio that was acquired by Microsoft with the acquisition of ZeniMax Media and known for creating The Evil Within and Hi-Fi Rush. It was 14 years old.

Xamarin

2011 - 2024

Killed by Microsoft 1 month ago, Xamarin was a cross-platform application development tool and framework for building native platform applications and extended the .NET ecosystem. It was 12 years old.

Teams Wiki

2017 - 2024

Killed by Microsoft 5 months ago, Teams Wiki was an in-app feature of Teams that allowed users to create and edit wiki pages within a channel. It was 6 years old.

Odyssey

2024

Killed by Microsoft 5 months ago, Odyssey was an unreleased survival game that was in development by Blizzard and cancelled after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft.

Dynamics 365 Human Resources (Stand-alone)

2017 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 6 months ago, Dynamics 365 Human Resources was a stand-alone offering of the Dynamics 365 HR module that runs independently from Finance and Operations. It was 6 years old.

Windows Mixed Reality

2016 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 6 months ago, Windows Mixed Reality was an augmented and virtual reality platform for compatible Windows headsets. It was 7 years old.

LinkedIn Skill Assessments

2019 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 6 months ago, LinkedIn Skill Assessments was a feature that allowed users to validate their skills via standardized quizzes and then showcase proficiency with a profile badge. It was 4 years old.

Tips

1995 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 7 months ago, Tips was an introductory system application that provided a welcome experience, feature updates, and general usage tips for Windows users. It was 28 years old.

VBScript

1996 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 8 months ago, VBScript was an Active Scripting language modeled on Visual Basic. It was 27 years old.

Xbox Live Gold

2002 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 9 months ago, Xbox Live Gold was a gaming subscription service that enabled console multiplayer services. It was 20 years old.

Surface Duo

2020 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 9 months ago, Surface Duo was a line of dual-screen Android devices that acted as Microsoft's re-entry into the mobile device market. It was 3 years old.

WordPad

1995 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 9 months ago, WordPad was a basic word processor software with rich text editing. It was 28 years old.

Cortana

2014 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 10 months ago, Cortana was a virtual assistant that used Bing search engine to perform tasks. It was 9 years old.

Kaizala

2019 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 10 months ago, Kaizala was a secure messaging and workplace productivity application for collaboration. It was 4 years old.

Soundscape

2018 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 10 months ago, Soundscape was an iOS app that used 3D audio technology to help users get around and explore their surroundings. It was 5 years old.

Kinect

2010 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 10 months ago, Kinect was a motion sensing input device originally launched as a gaming peripheral and later acted as a development tool for machine learning, visual recognition, and robotics. It was 12 years old.

Money in Excel

2020 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 12 months ago, Money in Excel was a personal finance management add-in for Excel that allowed users to connect their bank and credit card accounts. It was 3 years old.

AltspaceVR

2015 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 1 year ago, AltspaceVR was a social VR platform that allowed users to attend live events, play games, and watch videos with other users. It was 7 years old.

Windows 8.1

2013 - 2023

Killed by Microsoft 1 year ago, Windows 8.1 was a release of the Windows NT operating system succeeding Windows 8 with an improved Start screen. It was 9 years old.

Atom

2015 - 2022

Killed by Microsoft 1 year ago, Atom was a free, cross-platform, open-source text and source code editor developed by GitHub. It was 7 years old.

SQL Server Data Mining

2000 - 2022

Killed by Microsoft 1 year ago, SQL Server Data Mining was an integrated platform for predictive analytics and machine learning. It was 22 years old.

Internet Explorer

1995 - 2022

Killed by Microsoft 1 year ago, Internet Explorer was a web browser that once attained a peak 95% usage share. It was 26 years old.

JScript

1996 - 2022

Killed by Microsoft 1 year ago, JScript was a dialect of the ECMAScript standard used by Internet Explorer. It was 25 years old.

Trident

1995 - 2022

Killed by Microsoft 1 year ago, Trident was a proprietary browser engine (aka MSHTML) for Internet Explorer and IE mode of Edge. It was 26 years old.

Forza Street

2018 - 2022

Killed by Microsoft 2 years ago, Forza Street was a free-to-play racing game developed by Electric Square and initially released as Miami Street on Windows PCs before rebranding and launching on mobile devices. It was 3 years old.

Azure Scheduler

2014 - 2022

Killed by Microsoft 2 years ago, Azure Scheduler was a cloud-based job scheduling service that allowed administrators configure and automatically run scheduled logic. It was 7 years old.

LinkedIn Salary

2016 - 2022

Killed by Microsoft 2 years ago, LinkedIn Salary was a feature that allowed individual users to discover earning potential and salary insights based on factors such as job title and location. It was 5 years old.

Channel 9

2004 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 2 years ago, Channel 9 was a website for hosting videos and podcasts that Microsoft employees created and the company's first blob. It was 17 years old.

Silverlight

2007 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 2 years ago, Silverlight was an application framework for writing and running web applications. It was 14 years old.

Azure Blockchain

2015 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 2 years ago, Azure Blockchain was a managed blockchain service that allowed users to build, govern, and expand consortium blockchain networks. It was 5 years old.

Skype for Business (fka Lync)

2007 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 2 years ago, Skype for Business was an enterprise software application for instant messaging and videotelephony. It was 14 years old.

Xbox SmartGlass

2012 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 2 years ago, Xbox SmartGlass was a companion application to provide supplement content while playing games on Xbox devices. It was 9 years old.

Minecraft Earth

2019 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 2 years ago, Minecraft Earth was an augmented reality and geo-location sandbox game that allowed players to build structures in the real world. It was 1 year old.

Azure Dev Spaces

2019 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 3 years ago, Azure Dev Spaces was a development tool that allowed developers to work on Kubernetes applications without needing to replicate a production environment. It was 2 years old.

Gears POP!

2019 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 3 years ago, Gears POP! was a mobile real-time strategy game in which two players battle using Funko POP! stylized characters. It was 1 year old.

Flight Arcade

2015 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 3 years ago, Flight Arcade was a free-to-play flight simulator and demonstration of how modern browsers handle high-end 3D graphics. It was 5 years old.

EdgeHTML

2015 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 3 years ago, EdgeHTML was a proprietary browser engine used in Edge before being replaced by the Chromium-based version of Edge. It was 5 years old.

Visual Studio Codespaces (fka Visual Studio Online)

2019 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 3 years ago, Visual Studio Codespaces was a service providing cloud-hosted development environments. It was 1 year old.

Bleeding Edge

2020 - 2021

Killed by Microsoft 3 years ago, Bleeding Edge was a multiplayer online battle arena game developed by Ninja Theory. It was 10 months old.

Xbox One

2013 - 2020

Killed by Microsoft 3 years ago, Xbox One was the third gaming console from Microsoft and competed closely with the PlayStation 4. It was 7 years old.

Xbox Upload Studio

2013 - 2020

Killed by Microsoft 3 years ago, Xbox Upload Studio was a console-native video editing tool that allowed users to create and share game captures. It was 6 years old.

Mixer

2016 - 2020

Killed by Microsoft 3 years ago, Mixer was a gaming streaming platform that allowed viewers to interact with and watch streamers. It was 4 years old.

Expression Studio

2006 - 2020

Killed by Microsoft 3 years ago, Expression Studio was a suite of tools for professional designers and developers to create feature-rich websites. It was 13 years old.

Wunderlist

2010 - 2020

Killed by Microsoft 4 years ago, Wunderlist was a task management application that allowed users to creat lists of and manage tasks across devices. It was 9 years old.

Windows Analytics

2017 - 2020

Killed by Microsoft 4 years ago, Windows Analytics was a cloud service to check Windows device upgrade readiness, update compliance, and device health. It was 2 years old.

Windows 7

2009 - 2020

Killed by Microsoft 4 years ago, Windows 7 was a major release of the Windows NT operating system succeeding and improving on Windows Vista. It was 10 years old.

Windows Phone

2010 - 2020

Killed by Microsoft 4 years ago, Windows Phone was a family of mobile operating systems that succeeded Windows Mobile and Zune before being discontinued. It was 9 years old.

HealthVault

2007 - 2019

Killed by Microsoft 4 years ago, HealthVault was a web-based personal health record to store and maintain health and fitness information. It was 12 years old.

HockeyApp

2015 - 2019

Killed by Microsoft 4 years ago, HockeyApp was a platform for mobile app distribution, crash reporting, and gathering user feedback and metrics acquired by Microsoft. It was 3 years old.

Zo

2016 - 2019

Killed by Microsoft 4 years ago, Zo was a chatbot that was a successor to Tay and was available on Kik, Facebook, GroupMe, and Twitter. It was 2 years old.

Excel Viewer

1997 - 2018

Killed by Microsoft 6 years ago, Excel Viewer was a freeware program for Windows that can display and print Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. It was 21 years old.

PowerPoint Viewer

1992 - 2018

Killed by Microsoft 6 years ago, PowerPoint Viewer was a freeware program for Windows that can display and print Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. It was 25 years old.

Reader (document app)

2012 - 2018

Killed by Microsoft 6 years ago, Reader was a freeware program for reading documents in PDF, XPS, and TIFF formats. It was 5 years old.

PerformancePoint Server

2007 - 2018

Killed by Microsoft 6 years ago, PerformancePoint Server was a business intelligence software that allowed users to monitor, analyze, and plan business activities, later integrated into SharePoint Server before discontinuation. It was 10 years old.

Groove Music Pass (fka Zune Music Pass)

2006 - 2017

Killed by Microsoft 6 years ago, Groove Music Pass was a music subscription service that allowed streaming of its music catalog to a device. It was 11 years old.

CodePlex

2006 - 2017

Killed by Microsoft 6 years ago, CodePlex was an open-source developer platform for hosting software project source code, wiki pages, and issue tracking. It was 11 years old.

Word Viewer

1995 - 2017

Killed by Microsoft 6 years ago, Word Viewer was a freeware program for Windows that can display and print Microsoft Word documents. It was 22 years old.

WebMatrix

2010 - 2017

Killed by Microsoft 6 years ago, WebMatrix was a lightweight web development tool with full support for PHP and ASP.NET web pages that succeeded ASP.NET Web Matrix. It was 7 years old.

Visual J#

2002 - 2017

Killed by Microsoft 6 years ago, Visual J# was an implementation of the J# programming language and transitional language for Java developers into the .NET ecosystem. It was 15 years old.