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Microsoft Universal Print Expands to macOS in Public Preview

Microsoft's Universal Print now on macOS (preview), letting businesses seamlessly print across Windows and Mac devices.


has officially confirmed the public preview launch of Universal Print support for Apple macOS users. The expansion of the service is a significant stride in capability, providing an opportunity for businesses that employ both and Windows systems in their operations to maintain a streamlined printing workflow.

Universal Print: A Cloud-based Innovation

Launched in 2020, Universal Print leverages Microsoft's Azure cloud services, eliminating the necessity for localized driver installations on individual computers by hosting the printing ecosystem online. Introduced almost four years ago, it marked a paradigm shift in managing print services for organizations, simplifying access to printers from different brands including Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, and others.

business and education users have had access to Universal Print since March 2021. The service's recent expansion to macOS as a public preview underscores Microsoft's dedication to integrating platforms and enhancing user experiences for a broader audience.

Setting Up Universal Print on macOS

Organizations interested in adopting Universal Print for their Mac systems can initiate the process via the Microsoft Azure Portal. Within the Global Settings menu, administrators will find a “macOS Support (preview)” option that will lead them to download the necessary Universal Print app from 's Mac App Store.

Once the application is installed, users can authenticate using their Microsoft 365 credentials provided they have Universal Print support incorporated into their plan. The app facilitates the discovery and addition of printers to one's account, enabling printing tasks directly from the native system print dialog of any Mac application.

While participating in the public preview, users are encouraged to anticipate potential technical discrepancies and report bugs to enhance the robustness of the service. Microsoft has yet to reveal the exact date when Universal Print for macOS will transition from public preview to general availability.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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