Microsoft recently introduced Universal Print, an Azure-based system meant to simplify office printing for IT managers. Universal Print leverages the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) and Azure Active Directory to make it easy for administrators to manage employee access to printers and enable direct printing workflows without requiring any print servers.

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Universal Print is an offering within the Microsoft 365 subscription service, and a few of our customers have inquired about our support for it as they weigh their Azure migration plans and service options.

We’re happy to say that Pharos will provide support for Universal Print and we applaud Microsoft for embracing serverless, cloud-based printing. Pharos started on the cloud print path in 2013 and has been an industry leader delivering cloud-based printing solutions for businesses of all sizes.

We are working with the Microsoft technical team to demonstrate Universal Print integrated with our Beacon cloud services. Microsoft and Pharos share a vision of a world in which printing is simple, secure, and free of print servers, and we look forward to supporting our customers who wish to leverage Universal Print and Azure Active Directory to simplify their printing operations.

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