The Recycler
  • Katun web banner December 2022 NEW
  • G&G Feb 24 Masthead Banner
  • Biuromax Masthead web banner March 2024

PaperCut launches support for Microsoft’s Universal Print

March 8, 2021

The company has announced the launch of support for Microsoft’s Universal Print cloud infrastructure to coincide with Microsoft’s general availability release.

PaperCut customers can now enjoy the same tracking, control, and security for printing on the new Universal Print cloud print infrastructure as they have on traditional print servers.

This new compatibility means Microsoft 365 and Azure customers adopting Universal Print as part of their cloud journey can use PaperCut MF to enjoy:

  • printing that just works on every platform, printer, and device
  • data protection before, during, and after printing
  • a reduced environmental footprint, and shrinking bills
  • the ability to scan and digitise documents to work smarter

“Print management software saves our customers huge amounts of time, money, and waste every year, and we wanted to help Universal Print adopters enjoy those same savings,” said PaperCut Universal Print Product Manager, Jamie McClunie.

PaperCut has been working with Microsoft’s technical teams since 2019, when Universal Print first went in to preview (beta). This collaboration has benefited both organisations, resulting in a connector integration for PaperCut that replaces and improves upon the default Microsoft connector. Customers have been using PaperCut MF with Universal Print since the first beta release of the connector back in July 2020.

And with Microsoft announcing general availability for Universal Print, PaperCut has taken the beta tag off. Now, PaperCut MF customers can track, control, and secure their print jobs on Universal Print, backed by a global network of partners providing industry-leading support.

“We see Universal Print as the natural evolution of Windows Print Server,” McClunie said. “Our customers are rapidly adopting SaaS tools like Microsoft 365, and supporting Universal Print is just one way we’re helping support the choice of cloud infrastructure.”

“At PaperCut we’ve always been about choice, supporting our customers no matter what brand of printer or MFD, or what print infrastructure – Windows server, Linux, Mac, even Novell,” McClunie continued.

“So it was an easy choice for us to jump on Universal Print and make sure our customers could enjoy all the print management goodness of PaperCut MF on Microsoft’s new cloud print infrastructure.”

The incredible acceleration of remote working brought about by the pandemic has made the ability to print from anywhere over the internet a critical business capability.

“We’ve been pushing hard to unlock the power of cloud printing, remote printing, and serverless printing for our customers with our cloud-native PaperCut Pocket and PaperCut Hive products,” said McClunie. “That same passion applies to our flagship product as well, with Universal Print joining our existing Mobility Print and Print Deploy features to help customers overcome the challenges of traditional print environments.”

Customers with an existing installation of PaperCut MF or NG – even trial versions – can download the connector component and get started with Universal Print right away. Using PaperCut, existing printer fleets can be easily connected to Universal Print, with no firmware updates or network black boxes needed.

When PaperCut MF version 21.0 is released in April, the Universal Print integration will be included out of the box as standard, at no additional cost for PaperCut customers. All PaperCut licenses now include Universal Print support, so there is no price difference whether you are using traditional print servers or moving to the cloud.

Categories : Products and Technology

Tags : Microsoft 365 PaperCut Universal Print

  • Ink Tank Web Ad March 2024
  • Static Control June 2022 Big & Bold Ad
  • Mito Web advert July 2023
  • Apex Feb Web Banner Big & Bold
  • Aster Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • TN Group Web ad March 2024
  • IR Italiana Web ad January 2021
  • Biuromax 300 x 500 Banner February 2024
  • G&G Big & Bold Web banner January 2024
  • Cartridge Web Ad March 2024
  • GM Technology Web Ad March 2024
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024
  • PCL Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • PCL Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • PCL Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024

The Recycler, Wittas House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, OX28 4BH, United Kingdom | Tel: +44 (0) 1993 899800 | Fax : +44 (0) 1993 226899
©2006-2023 The Recycler - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy including cookie use

Web design Dorset | Websites by Mark

The Recycler Subscribe Web ad January 2021
The Recycler Subscribe Web ad January 2021