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Today, we are proud to declare Universal Print is now generally available. Universal Print is the premier cloud print service available at scale to businesses and educational organizations.
Universal Print is ready for business. Thousands of customers have been using Universal Print since we announced public preview in July 2020. Universal Print has been deployed to Microsoft datacenters, and customers who have one of the following Windows or Microsoft 365 subscriptions can activate the Universal Print benefits for their workers. Go here for more detail on how to get started.
- Microsoft 365 Business Premium
- Windows 10 Enterprise E3, E5
- Microsoft 365 Enterprise F3, E3, E5
- Windows 10 Education A3, A5
- Microsoft 365 Education A3, A5
Universal Print would not be complete without the support of print industry partners. And we are excited to see so many partners are announcing solutions that are Universal Print ready! You can easily identify hardware and software solutions on the Universal Print partner integrations page.
Many of you asked about printers supporting Universal Print out of the box, as they offer the best cloud print experience. Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Xerox are currently delivering updates to existing devices or are bringing new printers to market with native Universal Print integration either today or later this year. Some partners are bringing intelligent edge devices to market that can quickly connect one or more printers to Universal Print, functioning as a connector. And for customers looking for print management solutions, a robust set of software partners are bringing software and cloud services that build on Universal Print.
Here is a short overview:
You can start registering Brother Universal Print ready printers with updated firmware.
Canon is a pioneer of Universal Print ready devices with the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX and imageRUNNER ADVANCE Generation 3 (III) portfolio of multifunction printers.
Celiveo 365 extends Universal Print to Intelligent Secure Pull Print and Tracking, full SAAS.
Epson will soon release a set of firmware updates so printers are Universal Print ready.
ezeep Hub by ThinPrint brings Universal Print to any printer as it functions as a secure connector device.
HP Inc has been working on a Workpath platform app so HP printers can be registered natively in Universal Print. The Workpath app will be available June 1.
Kofax has integrated Kofax ControlSuite with Universal Print delivering a seamless user experience for secure print and intelligent capture across the enterprise. Available today.
Kyocera will offer integration with the Universal Print on selected Kyocera devices.
Lexmark, an early Universal Print partner, has a large set of Universal Print ready printers available.
With MPS Monitor 2.0 and Universal Print integration, companies can enable printing from zero-trust networks and monitor printing devices.
MyQ made Universal Print and MyQ X integration available so customers can securely print from anywhere.
PaperCut is building native support for Universal Print into PaperCut MF and PaperCut NG. And don’t forget to read how PaperCut helped the Val Verde school district overcome the last hurdles to move to Microsoft 365 and Universal Print during the pandemic.
Pharos integrates their Beacon cloud services with Universal Print to secure your printers for authorized use, protect the confidentiality of printed documents, and enable printing from multiple desktop and mobile platforms.
PriApps’ enhanced integration with Universal Print allows users to securely release print jobs at any printer or multifunction printer, as well as track & analyze print usage, apply print rules & quotas, and assign cost codes to any print job.
Printix is a native cloud print management platform on Azure that extends the capabilities of Microsoft Universal Print with comprehensive modern printing features for all printers and multifunction devices.
Process Fusion’s UniPrint Infinity integrates with Universal Print to allow Print-to-Physical with Secure Release & Print-to-Digital for Process Automation.
Ringdale is enhancing Universal Print with FollowMe® to secure printing for hybrid environments.
Ricoh will start supporting Microsoft Universal Print including native support with our Smart Operation Panel application.
Toshiba e-BRIDGE multi-function printers have been tested to be compatible with the Universal Print connector.
With uniFLOW Online, users print from their Windows PCs to a single print queue and securely release their print jobs at any device after authentication regardless of the network configuration, including zero-trust networks with micro-segmentation.
Universal Print, together with Xerox® Workplace Cloud print management solution, adds a comprehensive layer of security and control across the print environment.
If you are looking to connect in-market printers to Universal Print, YSoft OMNI Bridge, a serverless edge device, is a secure and cost-effective cloud printing solution with high availability options that is generally available today.
YSoft SAFEQ print management solution, now offers a Universal Print connector. Y Soft is pleased to announce that it is globally available.
We are not done yet; additional partner will certainly be added as the momentum for Universal Print grows.
Universal Print will continuously evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.
Universal Print is available for Windows 10 devices today; however, workers are increasingly using smartphones and mobile devices for productivity. Today, we are announcing that later this summer workers will be able to use the browser of their choice to print documents from the OneDrive for Business web experience on any device. This functionality will be available for customers to test in preview and we will let you know in one of our next posts.
Dynamics 365 Business Central is a business application solution designed for small and midsized organizations. In release wave 1 available in April, Business Central will support printing via Universal Print so customers can send documents and reports to any of the printers registered with Universal Print.
Microsoft Endpoint Manager admins can download a Universal Print tool today that lets them deploy printers and set the default one on users’ Windows 10 devices we will make this workflow more seamless.
If you have not tried Universal Print yet, now is the time to get your feet wet. You can start small, no need to jump in headfirst. You can count on our 24/7 support to help you out or call on out FastTrack team to help you with the initial deployment.
We’d love to welcome you into the Universal Print Community where we update you on new features, partner solutions, and answer questions.
Brought to you by Dr. Ware, Microsoft Office 365 Silver Partner, Charleston SC.