Microsoft has just announced a private preview of its cloud-based Universal Print print solution, which aims to eliminate the need for on-premises print servers without even having to install printer drivers on a PC. In short, Microsoft wants to move Windows Server printing to the cloud. Administrators can easily view all Universal Print-enabled printers and manage them appropriately through the Azure dashboard.
From a user’s perspective, Universal Print will be able to migrate seamlessly and print as usual. The service is still in the Preview Privacy phase, and it’s unclear which printers will add support.
Microsoft is working with Canon, sources said. At the same time, users need to use the Universal Print Agent application to connect the printer to the service.
Interested friends can experience a private preview of Universal Print through Windows 10 Enterprise and Education. The system version number is 1903 and above, and an Azure AD rental account is required.