Microsoft's new Universal Print service is now generally available

Universal Print
Universal Print (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Universal Print is now available.
  • The service allows customers to print from Windows devices to AAD printers.
  • You can also print from your OneDrive for Business accounts.

Universal Print, a new service from Microsoft that allows education and enterprise customers to eliminate the need for print servers or installing printer drivers onto PCs by providing a simple and secure printing solution in zero-trust environments via Microsoft 365, is now generally available starting today.

Customers can use Universal Print to print documents from Windows devices to Azure Active Directory (AAD) registered printers, as well as print from their own OneDrive for Business accounts using any browser of their choice.

Microsoft has a number of printer manufacturers including Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Toshiba, Ricoh, and Xerox. Universal Print was announced in March last year, and has been in preview ever since. Its general availability starting today opens up the service to many more customers and businesses looking for a solution like this.

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Zac Bowden
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