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Microsoft offers universal printing for macOS

Microsoft offers universal printing for macOS

Universal Printing makes its long-awaited move to macOS. All your printers are available from the cloud without having to install drivers.

Universal Print is a well-known concept among Microsoft 365 users. Microsoft announced this feature in 2020, and since 2021 it has been available to all business and education subscribers. Just three years later, Printer Center has now also made the transition to macOS Ventura 13.3. The intention was reportedly to do so last year, but it is not clear why the launch was delayed until now.

To install Universal Print on your Mac, first sign in to the Microsoft Azure portal. In the list General Settings You can activate the preview by clicking Show all printers To click. Now you need to install the Universal Print app via the App Store. Then log in with your account and then you can search for printers and add them to your control panel. during Printing in MacOS You can finally print the files.

Printers in the cloud

The big advantage that Universal Print offers is that you can accommodate all of your office printers in one common control panel. Your printers are available in the cloud via the app, which means you don't need to install a driver for each individual printer on your computer. Simply choose the printer you want to use. This function is supported by most desktop printers from well-known brands such as Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Toshiba, Ricoh and Xerox.

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The macOS version is still available at the moment Preview And from the first reactions on the macOS forum we conclude that everything is not yet working one hundred percent as it should. If you initially encounter problems, for example, because the printer does not want to appear in the overview, Microsoft recommends searching for the printer by name and/or by location by setting location information for printers in the Azure portal.

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