Microsoft launches preliminary support for Universal Print for macOS
Universal Print is now available in macOS Preview. With its help, enterprises can run printers without the need to install drivers on local computers. All management takes place in the Azure cloud.
In March 2021, Universal Print became available to all users of Microsoft 365 for business and education. Support for printers from Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Toshiba, Ricoh and Xerox has been announced. In April 2023, the Microsoft 365 roadmap revealed plans to launch the feature for macOS. The release was supposed to take place in the fall of 2023, but the company postponed it.
Now the company has announced the launch of preliminary support for Universal Print for macOS. The Microsoft blog said that this will help companies that use Windows and MacOS computers in their offices to make it easier for employees to access printers. Mac users can print files from the operating system’s system window without the need to install drivers.
To activate the function, company administrators need to go to the Microsoft Azure portal and find the new “MacOS Support” item in the global settings section. Universal Print for end users is available in the Mac App Store. The company has not yet announced a release date for the public version.