Microsoft Universal Print revolutionizes cloud printing

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  • Universal Print is a cloud service that's mainly helping IT professionals to manage remote printing from the printers inside the company.
  • The advantages extend to the people who need to print because they no longer need to install any drivers and they can print from everywhere they have an Internet connection.
  • Print, a simple word but a complicated world. Read more about it in our Print section.
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Universal Print cloud printing to Microsoft 365 customers

Universal Print has been part of Microsoft 365 since March but only for a private preview. Now, Microsoft has announced moving it to public preview.

That means that it will be available gradually for all Microsoft 365 customers out there.

What is Universal Print?

Universal Print is a cloud service that’s mainly helping IT professionals to manage remote printing from the printers inside the company.

The advantages extend to the people who need to print because they no longer need to install any drivers and they can print from everywhere they have an Internet connection.

Here’s what Microsoft says about the benefits for the IT professionals:

  • A print solution to unblock the move to the cloud and support print for Azure AD users.
  • Managed printing in zero-trust networks.
  • Eliminates the need to manage print servers or the need for complex hybrid print solutions.
  • A centralized portal that enables robust management capabilities.
  • Visibility and insights into your print with reporting.
  • Print data stored in the same manner as other Microsoft Office data, in accordance with Microsoft’s data management guidelines.
  • Printer deployment and default printer configuration on end-user devices using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune).

Who can try the new Universal Print?Universal Print partners

Microsoft will release the Universal Print public preview to data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific in waves over the next weeks.

We will start with Microsoft 365 E5 and A5 tenants, followed by customers who have a Microsoft 365 E3 or A3 subscriptions, and then those who have Windows 10 E3, A3 and E5 only subscriptions. And finally, we will complete the roll-out with Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Firstline F3 customers.

During the private preview, Microsoft added many partners for Universal Print because eventually, this service addresses all the printer platforms.

How can you use Universal Print?

According to Microsoft, for existing printers, you can simply use a Universal Print application that will connect your printer to Universal Print.

It is available for download and can be installed on any Windows 10 PC.

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